When Meg Whitaker’s father decides to sell the family’s lobster-fishing business to her high school nemesis, she sets out to prove she should inherit it instead. Though she’s never had any interest in running the small fleet–or even getting on a boat due to her persistent seasickness–she can’t stand to see Oliver Ross take over. Not when he ruined her dreams for a science scholarship and an Ivy League education ten years ago.
Oliver isn’t proud of what he did back then. Angry and broken by his father walking out on his family, he lashed out at Meg–an innocent bystander. But owning a respected fishing fleet on Prince Edward Island is the opportunity of a lifetime, and he’s not about to walk away just because Meg wants him to.
Meg’s father has the perfect solution: Oliver and Meg must work the business together, and at the end of the season, he’ll decide who gets it. Along the way, they may discover that their stories are more similar than they thought . . . and their dreams aren’t what they expected.
Bestselling author Liz Johnson invites you back to Prince Edward Island for a brand-new series about family, forgiveness, and the kind of love that heals all wounds.
Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson is an amazing contemporary novel. It was centered around family and second chances. Meg Whitaker’s dad can no longer hold onto his business and take care of his wife. Meg’s mom is seriously ill, and they have no idea what is causing her illness. Meg does not want her dad to sell the family business to her nemesis. However, her dad is a brilliant plan up his sleeve. He tells both his daughter and her nemesis who became like a son to him, to work it together. Then, he will decide who will own it. Meg is not one for boats on water. Her sea sickness and her anger towards Oliver prevent her from letting it go. Oliver has since grown up since the accident. The one accident that caused Meg to hate him forever. Liz Johnson took me on a beautiful journey of forgiveness, love, loss, grief, and healing. This tale played close to my heart. I too, lost my mom/grandma figure and this made me cry, laugh, and remember. Overall, I highly recommend this novel to all readers.