CFBA Review: London Tides by:Carla Laureano

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingLondon TidesDavid C. Cook (June 1, 2015) byCarla Laureano


I studied literature and criticism at Pepperdine University and earned a degree in English in 1997. Since then, I’ve worked in a number of different industries as a salesperson, marketing manager, copywriter, and small business consultant. In addition to my work for corporate clients, I wrote for publications produced by the World Health Organization.

I love the history, culture, and mythology of Ireland and Scotland, which form the settings for most of my work. I also enjoy incorporating my background in martial arts and fencing into the action elements of my stories.

I’m a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). I was selected as a finalist in ACFW’s 2012 Genesis contest in the speculative fiction category. My debut novel, a contemporary romance entitled Five Days in Skye, was released by David C Cook in June 2013 and went on to win RWA’s 2014 RITA Award for Inspirational Romance. My three book young adult fantasy series, SONG OF SEARE, is being released from NavPress in 2014 and 2015.

I live with my husband and two sons in Denver, Colorado.


Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and colleague, Grace is shaken.

She returns to London hoping to rekindle the spark with the only man she ever loved—Scottish businessman Ian MacDonald. But he gave up his championship rowing career and dreams of Olympic gold years ago for Grace … only for her to choose career over him. Will life’s tides bring them back together … or tear them apart for good this time?

If you would like to read the first chapter of London Tides, go HERE.

My Review:
If Grace Brennan had to say the biggest mistake she has ever made, she would have to say that leaving Ian MacDonald, after everything he gave up to please her, was the biggest one of all. But things have change and Grace feels she has learned her lesson. But has Ian forgotten all about it or at least forgiven her? By the look on his face when he see’s her after so long, I’d think not.

Ian MacDonald believes that he no longer has to be involved with the woman that crushed his dreams. She doesn’t deserve his forgiveness, and he defiantly hasn’t forgotten. But when he see’s her after so long, it strikes feelings in him, that he thought where buried deep down. Although he tries to cover them as much as he can, some still manages to seep out.

As everything they have ever known,  seems to be trying to tear them apart, bit by bit, Ian must decided if love is enough to fix it all.

London Tides is book two in the MacDonald Family Trilogy. This book was an amazing read. The Author knows how to draw you in and keep you there. This book had me asking for more and quite upset when it ended. I can’t wait to see what’s next from this amazing author.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.

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