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Review: Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

For years Annie Bliss and her great uncle GrandBob had been sending each other messages via the boat section of the classifieds. But now something was wrong with GrandBob and Annie raced to Ansel-by-the-Sea. It had been twenty years since she spend that summer there, that hardest summer of her life, and GrandBob had taken her in. This time she needed to be there for him.

Now, as an adult, she was welcomed back into the community of GrandBob’s friends. True to her profession, she found stories of family history, love, tragedy, and hope.  She learned who GrandBob actually was and Whom he relied on. Together with the handsome but confusing postman Jeremy, Annie discovered that, years ago, GrandBob had been right—each wave did have a story and these stories were somehow related to the old boxes and boxes of rocks they discovered.

This is a heartwarming, poetic novel of two brothers, their families, and a devastating war. It is also an intentional reminder that the God who can keep the tides going ‘can walk us through this life. Did it at the Red Sea. Does it for us now. One step at a time.’ And Annie, who was comfortable with the idea of God being only a distant creator, watching from far, was unsettled by his closeness and power.

Amanda Dykes has woven together a complicated but seamless novel of an endearing young woman coming to terms with the past and discovering its impact on the present. I highly recommend it to everyone.

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Disclosure: This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. and is available at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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