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Trade Paperback
320 pages
Jul 2005
WestBow Press

Grace at Low Tide

by Beth Webb Hart

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Grace at Low Tide is refreshing! This novel takes the principles of Christianity and places them in a contemporary and contradictory setting. The result is a book that realistically demonstrates the power of God’s love.

DeVeaux, a teenage girl, is the main character and the voice in this story. Because of some business decisions made by her father, her family had to leave their aristocratic home and move into a caretaker’s cottage on Edisto Island. Although they had been physically relocated, the more serious adjustments came when DeVeaux’s family had to accept their new station in life. No longer were they the wealthy Charleston bluebloods. These pages chronicle the real battles each member of this family faces, and it’s all filtered through the mind and heart of a special young woman.

This is the type of book that readers won’t want to end! The seemingly effortlessness, but very perceptive writing of this author leads readers ever deeper into the thoughts of DeVeaux. The plot pulsates with the agonizing question of “Where is God in all of this?” Today’s society would classify this family as dysfunctional, and readers will be astonished at the hurts and heartaches that threaten to pull them apart.

Yet, there is also an underlying current of hope that surfaces and struggles to succeed. No place on earth is without the still, small voice of God, and Edisto Island is no exception. DeVeaux waits and watches for the Lord to intervene, and when He does, it is with a cascade of mercy.

The author generously uses the setting and the diversity of characters to illustrate the timeless truths of mercy and grace. There is a strong sense of family within these pages, and readers will gain a renewed appreciation for their own loved ones.

Grace at Low Tide follows the occasionally circuitous course of Christianity that always leads back to the heart of God. -- Joyce Handzo, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

When a business venture goes sour, Charleston blue-bloods Billy and Dee DeLoach uproot their family and move into the caretaker’s cottage on what was once the family plantation estate on Edisto Island. And while the rest of her family falls to pieces, teenaged DeVeaux sustains them through her reluctant help and her stubborn hope.

Told in DeVeaux's wry, observant voice, Grace at Low Tide chronicles the adjustments, tensions, and tragedy that ultimately force the family to see God’s grace in the raw and untouched beauty of the lowcountry island.