This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
The High Tide Club
Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.
When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm.
Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met.
The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Mary Kay Andrews book covers always take me to a wonderful place- a place where there is no one to bother me, the waves are gently lapping, my drink stays full and cold, and the only thing I have to be concerned with is which bathing suit to wear and did I bring enough sunscreen…. in other words- her covers are BLISS to me.
Over the years, through Barnes and Noble deals, I’ve accumulated a handful of MKA books, but have not read them all. This one, though, reminds me that I need to dig into my shelf and fix that problem- maybe even declare it the summer of MKA!
What I liked:
The cover! Give me a cover with colors that pop and a mermaid on it and well, I’m smitten like a kitten!
The dual timelines. This story unfolds in current time and back in 1941. The flip flop between the 2 distinct time periods completely worked for me.
How the actual High Tide Club evolved from it’s beginnings. The women were smart, willing and able, and while things did not go as planned when the club was initiated- you could tell that these were all good-hearted women, even if some of their choices were more in a gray area.
Bottom line: I LOVED this book. It reminded me of why I have enjoyed MKA in the past and why I should start to read some of the previous books that I’ve missed out on- especially because I want to see how Brooke was in a earlier MKA book.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T