Kadie Reynold loves to explore old ghost towns. So when she and her sister, Maysha, visit Eureka, Utah, it's just another ordinary trip — until they stumble across an ancient journal and a beautiful pendant hidden in the depths of a crumbling house. Little does anyone know, the journal contains secrets that will plunge them into a world filled with mystery, past regrets, and dark unknowns.
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by Roseanne - reviewed on February 07, 2013
Even though it's being promoted as a paranormal suspense, I would call it an excellent example of a gothic romance. Some thrills and chills with other-worldly involvement complement a sweet romance between Kadie and Logan. I love how Mandi can put you right there with the characters in her descriptions of sights, sounds, and smells. For those of you who love Twilight, you'll recognize some of the same territory. It was fun to re-visit the geography in a totally different type of book. No vampires. No glitter. Plenty of action, suspense, and romance. I confess I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish this fun book. I'm looking forward to reading more by Mandi.
Suspense in a clean, uplifting way
by Misty - reviewed on February 08, 2013
If you can love a book based on it's cover, then that is what happened to me. Is it not gorgeous? But seriously, loved, loved, loved this book (based on its content). I wanted it to be a little longer, and I wanted the plot to be more complex, specifically I wished there was more than one option for the bad guy. But to be fair, it's not a mystery, and it's completely good the way it is. One thing I particularly liked about this book was Logan's little daughter. So often when I read books that feature a child like this, the child either detracts from the action or is so unrealistically written (saying and doing things that don't intellectually correspond to the child's age) that it is a distraction. But ZaZa was so well done, she was a delight to read about. Suspense novels are not exactly my thing (I sometimes stop reading a book if it's too suspenseful), but I totally love the perfect amount of suspense in Slack's books. And I love that I can expect them to be clean and even uplifting in a way.
A Must Read!
by Chas - reviewed on February 07, 2013
I really enjoyed Mandi's first book, The Alias, but the moment I started Tide Ever Rising, I couldn't put it down. I was totally sucked in! If you like mystery, if you like midwest history with a touch of paranormal, you'll have a great time reading Tide Ever Rising. I found myself Googling information, playing along with the mystery. I knew I wouldn't find the actual characters, but I'd search the groups, places, and organizations mentioned in the book. I wanted to see if I could find any clues. My only problem is that now I'm all in the mood for paranormal midwest history paranormal stories, and I'm not sure where to find one. On top of the great story, Mandy did a great job keeping it squeaky clean, and without gore or excessive violence. And though there are brief mentions of the church or Utah history, it's clearly written for a more general audience than members of the church, so whether you're a member of the church or not, you'll thoroughly enjoy this book. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone (I love being able to say that!).
by Customer - reviewed on February 07, 2013
This book catches your attention right from the first page. I couldn't put it down. Very good book!
by Anna del C. - reviewed on February 07, 2013
What a great reading this book has been! I finished at 1:00 a.m. because I couldn’t put it down. A sweet paranormal romance, clean and beautifully written, is what you will find between the covers of this book. Mandi did a great job with this book. I enjoyed it from the beginning. Descriptions are beautiful and she never deluges the reader with an info dump. You can see yourself in the middle of the story. The characters are deep and true, the kind you love all the way. This is truly a wonderful work. The story is the compelling tale about a woman named Kadie, who finds a can with someone’s diary in it in an old foundation. From that moment on, her life is transformed into a creepy sort of business. Premonitions and dreams about the dead owner of the diary plague Kadie and she travels to Washington State. She feels compelled to find out what really happened to this dead woman. Kadie’s sister, Maysha, wants her to get rid of the can and it’s contents and return to their nice apartment in Salt Lake. But there is one thing good about Kadie’s discovery—that is handsome Logan, the grandson of the deceased. Now she has one more problem to add to her the mounting list; what will Kadie do with her fiancé back in Utah? No one would believe her if she told them that the discovery of the diary took her from a normal high school history teacher to death, vengeance, kidnapping, and love.
A nice clean paranormal romance
by Laura - reviewed on February 09, 2013
This was a good book with a great plot and fun storyline. The little hints of supernatural elements like a ghost were well done and something that even I could accept. I liked the characters and felt I was really getting to know them. I even developed an understanding for the bad guy. The motivations of the bad guy seemed a little strange at first, but people want to keep their secrets buried deep and not ever admit to wrong doing. The only thing I didn’t buy in this story was how fast the relationship developed between the love interests. Through their experiences together, it was natural and evolved in a way I could accept, but it was just way fast for me. Mandi’s other story THE ALIAS was a quickly developed relationship too, but for some reason I accepted it better. Overall, I enjoyed the story and finished it quickly. It’s a clean romance with hints of religion, but nothing preachy.
Great Second Book!
by Cindy - reviewed on February 07, 2013
Kadie and her more reserved sister Maysha accidentally run across a really amazing find (the journal) when they’re traipsing through some old, abandoned, falling down houses in the nearly abandoned town of Eureka, Utah. Deciding to follow the clues given in the journal, Kadie discovers not only more secrets and mysteries than she could have imagined, but she also meets the dashingly aloof Logan and his little daughter, Zahara. I enjoyed the first part of the book while Kadie and Maysha are tracking down people from the journal, as well as some of the characters they came across in their quest. I have to admit, though, the book really came alive for me when Kadie and Logan unexpectedly find themselves stranded alone in the wilderness. For me, that was when Kadie really showed a backbone, learned a lot about herself and what she really desires from life. I quickly became a fan of Kadie and Logan and rooted for them to get together—in spite of Kadie’s fiancé Robert, who to me was kind of a stick-in-the-mud. I’m a fan of Mandy Slack. I really enjoyed her first book, The Alias. As much as I liked that book, I think I like Tide Ever Rising even more. She has the ability to create characters who get under your skin and in your heart, and unforgettable stories. I look forward to reading more from Mandy in the future.
I LOVED IT
by Vickie - reviewed on February 07, 2013
Mandi is by far one of the most amazing up and coming authors I have had the privilege to read and I recommend this book to anyone who LOVES to read a good book that you cannot and don't want to put down!!! Do yourself a favor this year and read Tide Ever Rising and tell your friends to read it too!!!!!!!!!!!! you will NOT be disappointed.
by Emily - reviewed on February 07, 2013
Great book! Couldn't put it down.
This is a Great Read
by Patrticia - reviewed on February 09, 2013
Mandi Tucker Slack has done it again with her new release. In her new book Tide Ever Rising, Mandi has you from the first few pages. It is a book that has given you great descriptions sights and sounds that allow your mind enter into what is going on in the book. There is a nice romance between Logan & Katie. The action is and suspense is another thing that I have loved about this book. This is a Great read. Looking forward for more from this talented up coming Author.
I loved this book on so many levels
by Sherri - reviewed on February 08, 2013
Mandi Tucker Slack Has done it again. Her book 'Tide Ever Rising' is spellbinding. When Kadie and Maysha went searching through a ghost town in Eureka, Utah, they found a coffee can that contained a journal and a cheap locket. The story takes them on a quest to find the woman who wrote the journal. On their quest they are immediately thrust into constant danger with breathtaking twists and turns, including a kidnapping of a six year old girl. Strange dreams and premonitions seem to guide them and their new found friends out of impossible situations. The ending is very surprising. So don't peek.
by Stephanie - reviewed on February 09, 2013
Not one for romance or suspense,I found it captivating. Highly recommended.
A wonderful piece of literature worth reading!
by Brett - reviewed on February 09, 2013
After reading Alias, I have been anxiously awaiting her next book. The wait was well worth it. Her descriptions are detailed to the point of pulling you into the pages. I found myself unable to put it down, always wanting to find out what was going to happen on the next page. Her book is a refreshing and enjoyable piece of American Literature. I hope she is working on another clasic.
by Amanda - reviewed on February 10, 2013
It grabs you and pulls you in, didn't want to put it down. Loved it.
A perfect balance of suspense and romance
by Stephanie - reviewed on February 11, 2013
A girl after my own heart, Kadie Reynolds is in love with ghost towns... and where there's history, there's always a little bit of mystery. Full of suspense and just enough romance to keep you on the edge of your seat. And, just when you think you've got it figured out... be careful, because you just might be wrong!