Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tidewater Summer by Jo Huddleston

Will Rose find the solitude she seeks during her island summer or is solitude what she really wants? 

A compelling story of one woman’s pursuit of restoration from physical abuse at the hands of her fiancé. Rose Marie Henley’s Great-Aunt Clara convinces Rose to spend the summer at her South Carolina beach house. 

Aunt Clara’s handyman sends his nephew to repair Rose’s water heater. Last year Rose would have been excited to see his over-the-top handsome nephew, Frank Sutton. But now she doesn’t want any man in her life again. 

Frank has an instant attraction to Rose. Can he break through her defenses? He’ll do anything to protect her, but will she open her heart to trust him? 

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Jo Huddleston 

An Amazon Bestselling author, Jo Huddleston writes sweet Southern historical romance novels in her West Virginia Mountains Series; her endearing Caney Creek Series; her novella, Donna's Detour; and her latest release, Tidewater Summer.

Jo's published nonfiction books are: Amen and Good Morning, God: A Book of Morning Prayers, Amen and Good Night, God: A Book of Evening Prayers, His Awesome Majesty: Praising God's Greatness, and America: Her Hope for the Future. She has coauthored two published nonfiction books with Vickie Phelps: Simply Christmas: Memories, Traditions, & Stories of the Season and Writing 101: A Handbook of Tips and Encouragement for Writers.

Jo likes to laugh with people but not AT people. The beach is her favorite vacation spot. Jo doesn't like to see or hear about people or animals being abused. She's a spectator fan of several sports, her favorite being tennis. Jo doesn't like being in the dark and is fearful of snakes!

Her more than 200 articles and short stories have appeared in over fifty different Christian and general publications, including Guideposts, Decision, and The Upper Room. Jo is a contributing writer to Christian Devotions Ministries (

She writes two blogs you can find at and at She also publishes a regular e-newsletter and wrote an inspirational newspaper column for seven years.

Jo's career has spanned a variety of work. She was a high school teacher and guidance counselor, a state political campaign secretary, two-time small business owner, and a real estate agent. 

Huddleston holds a B.A. degree with honors from Lincoln Memorial University (TN), and is a member of their Literary Hall of Fame. She earned a M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University. Jo is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

Visit Jo's website at where you can read first chapters of her novels and novellas, learn about all her books, and sign up for her mailing list to receive her free quarterly e-newsletter as well as timely updates and announcements.

 My Review
I really enjoyed Tidewater Summer by Jo Huddleston. Such a well written book. Characters feel like they are your next door neighbor. You will love Rose. Leaving for a break away after a abusive fiancee hit on her she ended the engagement. Needing time away to think her Aunt Clara has a place to loan her along a beach of peace and quiet.  Problem is her ex fiancee finds out where she is. Rose has made friends with a handyman but Rose isn't ready to be with any guy after this last guy that was abusive. But the heart is mellowing. Can Rose find love or has the abusive ex fiancee ruined it for her? Rose is still in danger cause he knows where she is. Leaves her on guard that he may show up. Can Rose find new love and can she put her trust in him? Awesome story. 5 star

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