Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Review: Rising Tides

Rising Tides

Rising Tides was an interesting book to be reading this weekend, the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Set in South Louisiana in 1965, much of the action takes place in the days just before Hurricane Betsy, New Orleans' previous worst hurricane ever.  Rising Tides is the sequel to Iron Lace which I reviewed not long ago.  Aurore is now dead, and has summoned family and some friends to her summer home in Grand Isle for the reading of her will.  She declared that anyone who did not stay for the whole four days would forfeit his/her share of the estate.  The first three days small bequests are made, bequests it quickly becomes apparent are meant to shed light on family secrets--on her secrets.  On the fourth day the big bequests are given, and with them, one of the biggest secrets.  The storm brewing in the Gulf is no worse than the one hitting this family, and like the way Katrina's destruction of New Orleans has allowed some things to be rebuilt in a better way, so Aurore hoped that by making her family face the storm caused by the truth, she'd allow them to rebuild their lives on a firm, elevated foundation.  Grade:  B+


  1. always love a follow up book

  2. Sounds like a pretty decent read and your timing for reading is sounds right on.

  3. I love to learn from books, I bet this was a good one.

    I will see if it's at our library.

  4. This sounds like an interesting book. I remember Hurricane Betsy. Our cousins' hoome in Chalmette was badly damaged in that hurricane. I would love to read Rising Tide. Thanks for the review!

    I prayed this past weekend for you and all those who were affected by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.


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