A Change In Tide (Northern Lights Book 1) Kindle Edition
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A Change In Tide is a beautiful love story touching on real life problems and honest emotions. Barker has a wonderful way with words that keeps us wanting more. This book is definitely at the top of my list of favorite reads for 2017!
-author RB Hilliard
A Change in Tide will make you hurt, make your heart race in empathy, and then put you back together again!
-author CP Smith
Such a truly beautiful story! The writing is gorgeous, the scenery is beautiful... You should definitely pick up this one! Superb, unique, and sexy.
-author Tia Louise
Freya Barker has woven a delicate balance of honest emotions and well-formed characters into a tale that is as unique as it is gripping. You root for love as much as you root for the story to never end. I think this is her very best work to date, and it's a story not to be missed.
-author Ginger Scott, bestselling young and new adult author and Goodreads Choice Awards finalist
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File Size : 4707 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 400 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B06Y4C48TP
- Best Sellers Rank: 42,869 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This was a very heartwarming journey you travel on with these two. The characters are around their 40's & have a maturity & life skills about them. I found it quite touching & a times an emotional read.
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I loved it just as much as all her previous books but in a different way.
As when she started her Porland ME series, they were different than the Cedar Tree series.
Each series has a different feel to them which is kinda hard to put into words as a reader.
A Change of Tide is the first in her new series based in Canada, the country where she lives.
The pace is gentle, the characters are written with a depth that she manages to capture no matter what the style of book, there are no great suspenseful moments, there is no great agnst but there REALLY doesn't need to be!
Jared and Mia are wonderfully deep characters without any of that.
Both have had their lives changed by an event in their pasts.
Both have dealt with the effects of these events differently.
A Change in Tide is the first story in a new and, what promises to be an interesting series from Ms B.
In this book we meet Mia and Jared. Jared is a recently retired ice hockey player who has moved to the lake to escape the glare and intrusion of the media and get used to living a different kind of life to that he's been used to. He was a bit of a player but has realised that this is no longer how he wants to live his life, partly because he's getting older but also due to changes in his family circumstances. I really liked the guy! He was unapologetic for the life he had led and was genuinely interested in changing his ways.
Mia was a real contradiction once we got to know her... A quiet woman, she has sequestered herself away in her cottage, with nigh on no contact with the outside world - with the exception of her friend and the therapist she attends. Terrible nerves, panic attacks and the fear of being outside (apart from walks with her dog, working on her small garden and her valued time on the lake) has led to Mia cutting herself off and that's just they way she likes it... or so she has led herself to believe.
When faced with Jared and an unusual situation when out on the lake one day she finds that maybe the life she's been leading isn't entirely what she needs any longer. Over a short period of time her life takes some unexpected turns that throw more than a few bumps in her up until now quiet life and reading about how she copes and deals with these events made for exceptional reading!
Mia's fear and anxiety was palpable and her emotional roller-coaster ride with life, and Jared, played out with such depth. Freya's writing conveys feelings and emotions to such an extent that, for me anyway, it's like watching a movie reel in my head that's showing the whole story in full technicolour.
I hate spoilers and you get the gist of the book from the blurb so I'm not gonna say much more about the storyline.
What I am gonna say is that Freya Barker has an immense talent that is terribly underrated.
She is now one of my top 3 favourite authors and an auto 1-C buy (I don't even need to read the blurb!). I adore the fact that her characters are generally a little older, have emotional (and sometimes mental) baggage, they have lived a life that hasn't always been easy and through their books they face new & difficult challenges and issues that could understandably send them running in the opposite direction but their strength of character and determination sees them face their fears, whether that's their first choice or not, and makes them all the more endearing to us!
Packed with great relatable characters, main and supporting, drama, humour, heat and so so many feels, if you haven't yet picked up a Freya Barker book you are seriously missing out! A Change in Tide would be a great place to start as it is a new series that you can dive into, but in my humble opinion, go back to the Cedar Tree series that was the start of her writing and begin there - I promise you won't regret it!
Book 1 in the new Northern Lights series gets 5 tide changing stars!
That said, once I got over that bump right at the beginning of the book I ended up enjoying it. I chose to forget what Jared did and concentrated on how good he was with his girls. I love how patient he was with Mia, never forcing her to do anything she wasn't ready to do. Jared and Mia were great together, perfect for each other and the bonus? No ridiculous childish drama. That'll do for me :)
I enjoyed the book although it didn't set me on fire, and it was a bit boring and predictable in places; however it was well written and worth a read.