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Between the Tides

by Susannah Marren

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  • cheryl (brockport,n.y.)
    Surprise ending
    This book was what one would call a light read; I read it on a Sunday afternoon. The main plot deals with the trials one family goes through when the husband accepts a job opportunity in another state. The surprise of the entire book is the ending . . . Never expected it.
  • Portia A. (Mount Laurel, NJ)
    A great beach read
    The book started off a bit slowly but as I continued to read I became absorbed in the story. As a New Jersey resident, I could find it east to relate to the Jersey shore and the upscale towns in the Northern part of the state.

    I don't want to elaborate on the plot: it would be too easy to become a spoiler. Don't hesitate to read this debut novel. I would like to read her next one.
  • Barbara, Brevard, NC
    Between the Tides by Susannah Marren
    A sometimes interesting but extremely sad look at the frailty of the bonds of marriage and how a change in environment can cause them to fray and fall apart and how that may impact family and even friends. This was not a book that I couldn't put down. None of the main characters were people I would like to know and there was no indication of hoped for resolution as the story
    rather abruptly ends.

    Would I recommend it to my book club? Definitely not.
  • Rebecca J. (Knoxville, TN)
    Between the tides
    Between the tides is a contemporary novel about a married couple and their girlfriend, who is also sleeping with the husband. I really disliked this book. The characters were very one-dimensional. I was in a state of disbelief the whole book that this married couple ever got married and had 4 children! I couldn't stand anybody in the book. I did finish and was semi-interested in how it ended. That's the best I can say. I'll be interested in what other readers think.
  • Sue P. (Richardson, TX)
    Between the Tides
    I enjoy well-written books about the relationships between women; however, it helps if the women characterized have a sympathetic persona. I didn't care for either of the two main characters; they were vain and self-serving. The book was well written, and the story interesting, even if the ending was a bit ...false and reaching.
  • Donna W. (Wauwatosa, WI)
    Between the Tides
    This is basically a sad story of two dysfunctional families. The two main character's Lainie and Jess, were so unsympathetic and self-centered that I couldn't relate to them. In fact, all the adult characters were so superficial and shallow that it left me wondering the fate of their poor children. Even the surprise ending really didn't come as much of a shock. I really can't recommend this book.
  • Leslie G. (Peabody, MA)
    Interesting Despite Flawed Characters
    The novel was fast-paced and kept my interest. However, one problem with the book is that, for the most part, the two main characters, Lainie and Jess, come across as unsympathetic because of their self-centeredness. Some of their upper-middle-class problems seem petty and foolish compared to problems faced by ordinary people. This aspect of their characterization makes it hard to identify with them or root for them. The conclusion was somewhat shocking, but it was not too much a stretch of credibility. I would have liked to have seen a few of the issues left up in the air at the end of the novel resolved to a greater degree, however.

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