A CHANGE IN TIDE
By: Freya Barker
What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black?
For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent. Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay
A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer won’t survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him. Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.
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This book is about a woman, Mia, a midwife who suffers from agoraphobia and PTSD, and Jared, the newly retired hockey player with a playboy past and a heart of gold.
Jared moves in across the lake from Mia and quickly shakes up her ordered and quiet life, and makes her see that she doesn't have to be scared to live her life anymore. As Jared helps Mia move past the things that still haunt her, Mia helps Jared come to terms with the end of his career and the new and unexpected direction his life is going.
This is one of those awesome stories that is entertaining as well as educational, in the sense that everyone can use a reminder every now and again that it's ok when life throws us curve balls and knocks us off the track that we thought we were supposed to be on. This book helps you to remember that life doesn't always, or usually for that matter, go as planned, but that doesn't mean it can't be great.
Sometimes, like what happens to Mia and Jared, when things go off track and everything seems screwed up or topsy turvy, it can really be lifes way of putting us back on the path we were meant to be on all along.
I myself am no stranger to life not going as planned. It happens more times than not. I'll have a clear path laid out and before I really know what's hit me, I'm in a totally different place than where I ever thought I would end up.
So it's nice to read a book like this where these two characters go through something unexpected and find something wonderful on the other side.
Of course they have there ups and downs along the way, but just like with the unexpected paths, that's just part of life and makes the story that much more relatable and enjoyable, because it gives you hope and encouragement that there's going to be something good on the other side of the bad stuff.
And the side characters, such as Jared's sister and her story, is so well written that it's almost like getting two books for the price of one. While I would love to know more about her and her story, the character is so well written in this story that I feel as if I know her even though the main focus was on other characters.
I said it in my review for the Snapshot series (also by Freya Barker) and I'll say it again. This author has a truly wonderful talent. She can draw you into the story and make you feel like you're living it right along side the characters.
I can't wait to find more books by this author because I know that they are going to be amazing as well.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Freya Barker inspires with her stories about 'real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. She is the author of the Cedar Tree Series and the Portland, ME, novels.
A recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, Freya has not slowed down.
Freya currently is working on two new series; the Snapshot series, and Northern Lights. She continues to spin story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!