The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis is one of those special books that will live on in your memory if only for the lessons learned. Sallie Riehl is a young Amish woman who has looked around the bend since childhood. She is determined to take just one trip before she settles down and joins the church. Life circumstances alter her plans and she goes instead to Cape May, New Jersey for a summer job as a nanny.
This delightful story is not at all predictable. The setting is rich with an historical beach that takes on its own life with its crashing waves, mysterious Cape May diamonds and sand castles. In the background is the Cape May lighthouse. As Sallie and Autumn fill their days with summer activities they both come to terms with choices that will shape their lives. Sometimes when life turns out a little differently than we plan, we can still find what we are looking for.
This is a standalone novel and a wonderful way to start reading one of Beverly Lewis' many books. I highly recommend it for your reading list.