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Driftwood Tides

Gina Holmes
Driftwood Tides
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Holton lived his life, one bottle of gin at a time. After his wife's passing, he isolated himself from the world. That is, until 23-year-old Libby knocks on his door, asking for a job and claiming to be a friend of his late wife. When he discovers Libby is actually his late ... Read More

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Holton lived his life, one bottle of gin at a time. After his wife's passing, he isolated himself from the world. That is, until 23-year-old Libby knocks on his door, asking for a job and claiming to be a friend of his late wife. When he discovers Libby is actually his late wife's illegitimate daughter, given up for adoption without his knowledge, his life is turned upside down. His late wife is suddenly a stranger to him. Together, Holton and Libby form an unlikely bond as the two struggle to learn the identity of Libby's father and the truth about Adele, themselves, and each other.

Product Details:
Pages: 400
Release: 08/2014

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  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Sep 1, 2014
  • UPC: 9781414366425
  • Height: 0
  • Width: 0
  • Length: 0
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Publish Date: Aug 15, 2014
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "FIC000000"
  • ISBN: 1414366426

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Believable Characters by Sally on 9/3/2014
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Results from a blood test prove that Libby is adopted, and her mother provides the paperwork that confirms it. Libby then begins the hunt for her birth parents. I believe that I would act much the same way.

The author writes believable characters with flaws.

The reader first meets Holton, when he's close to the proverbial bottom of the barrel. When his wife--the love of his life died, Holt began his long journey with alcoholism. He's truly unlikeable, but somehow Libby sees something worthwhile, and through her eyes, this reader relates.

Here is a realistic story of the horrible life of an alcoholic, the frustration of an adopted child seeking acceptance from a parent, and the desperate need of several people to believe that their futures have the hope of love. Although this may sound like a depressing story, it's not.

Forgiveness is a theme that threads its way throughout the tale. Each character has to struggle to forgive. We cannot be forgiven until we first forgive. I especailly like the discussion that Tess and Libby have about whether alcoholism is a choice or a disease.

My favorite quote is: "She couldn't change what was done to her, but she could show them what love was supposed to look like.
She could at least be the daughter she always wanted to be." (220+221)

Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. for my copy.

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