As the Great War rages on, Sunset Cove continues to feel its impact. Running the small town newspaper, Anna McDowell can't escape the grim reports from the other side of the world, but home-front challenges abound as well. Dr. Daniel is serving the wounded on the front lines. And Katy, expecting her first child, with her husband in the trenches, tries to support the war effort with her Red Cross club. Even as the war winds down the costs are high--and Sunset Cove is not spared.
Turning Tide is the fourth and final book in Melody Carlson's series, Legacy of Sunset Cove, and it is fantastic. I am a big fan of Melody Carlson and Christian Historical Fiction so I was excited to have this opportunity. Melody Carlson is very inclusive in her writing and so this book can be read as a stand alone, but I recommend reading all of the books in this series. Melody Carlson weaves a beautifully written story about our world especially Sunset Cove, Oregon, The Great War, writing and printing newspaper, and how the truth can effect those around you. Besides war, this time in our world they were dealing with Spanish Flu, which really hit home given our pandemic of Covid 19.
I love reading Historical Fiction and this story really taught me more about our world during The Great War. In this book Melody Carlson seems to wrap up loose ends with all the characters in this series. I found all of the characters in this book to be very real dealing with real life issues, my favorite character is Anna McDowell. Anna demonstrates such strength and faith in God I find so admirable and an example for me. I truly enjoyed this book and this author. I highly recommend this book, series, and author to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I can't wait to read more from Melody Carlson. I give this book 5 STARS.
I would also like to apologize to Melody Carlson and Celebrate Lit for not getting this review done on time.
About the Book
Book: Turning Tide
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: Feb 15, 2020
As the Great War rages on, Sunset Cove continues to feel its impact. Running the small town newspaper, Anna McDowell can’t escape the grim reports from the other side of the world, but home-front challenges abound as well. Dr. Daniel is serving the wounded on the front lines. And Katy, expecting her first child, with her husband in the trenches, tries to support the war effort with her Red Cross club. Even as the war winds down the costs are high—and Sunset Cove is not spared.
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About the Author
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.
More from MelodyWriting about the WW1 era has definitely been a good history lesson for me. Prohibition laws in Oregon (and rum-runners breaking them) combined with a massive war that changed the world and a global epidemic is worth paying attention to. Especially since history sometimes repeats itself. The early 20th century had a lot going on—much that seems nearly forgotten. I’m glad to see the movie 1917 is doing well—and we plan to see it this week. Although I’m not a fan of gruesome war movies, this era continues to intrigue me. Even as I wrapped up my Sunset Cove series with Turning Tide I was left wondering . . . what’s next? But isn’t that the beauty of story?
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