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The High Tide Club

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.

When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard
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Hardcover, 480 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
🧜♀ 4 Mermaid Beach Stars to The High Tide Club! 🧜♀ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I can still remember reading my first book by Mary Kay Andrews. I was in graduate school, and my cousin (one of my favorite reading buddies) told me I just had to read Hissy Fit. Filled with southern charm and humor, I had experienced nothing like it before. Mary Kay Andrews was offering something different!

Several years later, and Mary Kay Andrews continues to offer something different. The High Tide Club is more serious than her previ
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Carrie
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews is a contemporary read with an added edge of mystery to it as secrets from the past and slowly revealed during the story. The point of view is mainly that of Brooke Trappnell, a thirty something single mother who is struggling to make it as a lawyer in a small town but there are flashes into the long ago past to a group of ladies that called themselves the High Tide Club led by now ninety nine year old Josephine Bettendorf Warrick.

If being ninety nine isn’t
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Reading.Between.Wines
⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5 rounded up.

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews was exactly the type of book I needed to read right now. It made me think of a hug - warm, fuzzy, and it made me feel good. There is some drama and it's not {all} fun and games, but that's what made it great.

I remember reading another book by this author and not loving it, but The High Tide Club was amazing. I think it is definitely the epitome of the perfect beach/summer read and it got me in the mood to go to an island.

The story focu
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Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
4.5 Stars..rounded up!

Any other Mary Kay Andrews fans? I just adore all her books and this one definitely did not disappoint! Her books intertwine relationships in such a meticulous way and it's something I love most about her books!

The high tide club, that sounds like a group of people who maybe like to go boating or live by the shore right? Well this is a different kind of high tide club. This is four close girlfriends who grew up together, were like sister but had many secrets intertwined. Th
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Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Finding her childhood friends and making amends was one of Josephine Bettendorf Warrick’s dying wishes. Josephine and her two childhood friends had created THE HIGH TIDE CLUB during one night of fun.

The girls were lifelong friends until Josephine had words with them. Brooke Trappnell was hired by Josephine to find these women or their descendants because she wanted to leave her island to them since she had no children of her own.

Josephine is an ornery woman who wants what she wants. Brooke desp
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Obsidian
Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my review or rating.

Warning. This is not a beach read. This is a story of barely developed characters, subtle racism (overt in some cases) a secret child story-line (I hate those) and a plot that zigs-zags from the past to the present repeatedly. I was left 100 percent disappointed with this read and baffled that Andrews wrote this. I have enjoyed her books over the years and this book feels/reads like a rough first draft
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Tina
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it
It's the cover that drew me to this book. It's lovely! The story was just ok for me. It was not really what I was expecting and I found it to be really slow especially the beginning to the middle.

I usually enjoy past to present timeline stories. Perhaps I didn't find the characters all that memorable.

The story in the 1940's involves a group of women who call themselves, "The High Tide Club" as they go skinny-dipping on their vacation island in Georgia together. There's a murder that occurs very
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Suzanne
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These women and their ancestors were incredibly to read about. This was my first Mary Kay Andrews book and I found it so amazing! I will be checking out her other books in the near future for sure. The way this story and the characters are woven together is beautifully done. The way the story has mystery, friendship, romance, and family is perfectly done. I adored this book!

My quick and simple overall: wonderful book and reading experience.
Zoe
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mysterious, sentimental, and uplifting!

The High Tide Club is an alluring tale that delves into the life of ninety-nine-year Josephine Bettendorf Warrick and all the friendships, lies, secrets, and promises she made, told, and broke over her lifetime.

The prose is clear and fluid. The characters are well-developed, unique, and inquisitive. And the plot, alternating between past and present, is a nostalgic, twisty tale full of familial drama, loss, grief, war, forgiveness, deception, happiness, lov
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Melissa
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
While the story is intriguing from the start, it was somewhat a slow start for me. I had difficulty to jump into it. But once inside, oh my. There are a lot of twists and turns. It could have been disorienting, but Mary Kay Andrews won't let you down.

Big thanks to the publisher for my e-copy through NetGalley.
Holly
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, netgalley
I picked the best Summer book:) And it was all based on the cover, which just screams beach read. This was my first book by this author and I really liked her style of writing. Will definitely be looking at more of her books.

In this story we follow Brooke as she gets a phone call from an eccentric old lady that lives on on a tiny island, Talisa, in the south of Georgia. Curious, Brooke goes to talk to Josephine who is at the end of her life and wants to make amends with her old High Tide Club f
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Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Seems every book I've read that's been placed in the South has a huge mansion on an island type with virtual no signal for cell phones. AND I LOVE IT! The author takes us from the early 1940s to present day as we get to know the ladies back then, to the offspring now. A story within a story and both just delightful to read.

The history of the island, the people that occupied it, the way the world was then as compared to now... we get it all - including the drama and secrets that are kept in both.
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Myrna
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow! I really enjoyed this book. The plot switches back and forth between two time periods but not all the answers are in the past. This novel is full of secrets, twists with splash of romance. The characters are complex and the coastal island setting is inviting. Put this beach read on your summer list! 4.5 stars!
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Genre: Women's Fiction

The High Tide Club is much different than what I anticipated going into it, but it was well worth the surprise. Mary Kay Andrews has a way with words. She weaves beautiful and original tales that play on readers emotions while also opening up their minds and hearts. Even more, she brings her characters to life by building them up and making them seem like real people. I love the flow of her stories, how everything comes together in perfect detai
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Tammy
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: release-2018
What a PERFECT summer read. It’s southern life reminiscent of Gone With the Wind and the WWll 50’s era mixed into the present. All taking place on picturesque Talisa Island off Georgia’s coast.
Friendships, love, mystery and murder. Yes, MURDER in an MKA novel! Mary Kay Andrews books are a hit or miss for me, but this is definitely a HIT!! I highly recommend!! 5 ☆ 🌊🦀
Maranda
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
POSITIVES OF THIS BOOK ARE TOO MANY TO LIST!!! NEGATIVE is simply that the story came to an end. The events of 1940's on an island in Georgia. Narration switches between POV along with time periods. Excellent characters, secrets revealed, and numerous happenings that make this an enjoyable entertainment option. Andrews started out with the introductions that at first seemed cloudy. Loved the length of the book that allowed for extended read time. "A copy of this book was provided by St. Martin's ...more
Jennifer
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-ebooks
The High Tide Club is Women's Fiction mixed with mystery. This was my first book by this author.

The main character is Brooke Trappnell (34 years old). She is a lawyer who lives in St. Ann's Georgia.

The book is about 99 year old Josephine Bettendorf Warrick who lives on Talisa Island in Georgia. Josephine is very old and about to die. She wants to hire Brooke to 1)protect her island and 2)make amends with the heirs of her closest friends from the past (Millie, Ruth and Varina).

In addition to Br
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Darcia Helle
I wish I could tell you I loved this book, but I didn't, and so I'll do my best to explain why.

The story is told in two timelines that seem to compete more than to complement each other. All four women from 'The High Tide Club' have narrating parts in the past timeline, and their stories meander, providing so much extraneous detail that it distracts from the present. The present timeline is told mostly from Brooke's perspective, and also gets caught up in the tendency to wander outside the point
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Amy
Fun and wonderful! I love Mary Kay Andrews and this is a great one! Her books always deliver exactly what they promise - fun, drama, and lightness. This has a bit of everything - contemporary fiction with bits of romance, family dynamics and mystery. It’s a quintessential beach read (in my opinion). Southern fiction at it’s best! Loved this and I highly recommend you add this to your summer reading list!

[Thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy of this book for an honest review.]
Kate Olson
Thanks to the publisher for this review copy!

BEACH + small coastal town + motherhood + romance + a historical mystery + a disputed inheritance + a private island = yet another book from Mary Kay Andrews that I absolutely ADORED! She is one of my go-to authors for Lowcountry summer reads, and this one more than lived up to my expectations. This one deserves a spot high on your summer TBR!
Sherri Thacker
This is my 4th book by Mary Kay Andrews and this was a huge hit with most of my Goodreads friends but not with me!! What first caught my attention with this book is the lovely cover!! But the cover doesn’t really “go” with the book and you realize this after starting to read it. The 2nd thing is the main character is 99 years old. I have a thing for older characters! I can’t help it. There are a lot of characters in this book to keep track of and I found myself getting confused. It started off R ...more
☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
I really enjoy Mary Kay Andrews' novels and this book is no different! I loved the characterization in this book and the dual time lines. Sometimes in books you can be very confused by time lines and it would just drive you crazy but with this book it was well written and worked out perfectly. I felt attached to the characters and at times my heart wrenched with them and I also got happy tears with them as well. The characters were relatable but also unique with a custom background of their own. ...more
Kris
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first read by this highly popular author and will absolutely not be my last. I would say this would be a great beach read, it’s a lot of pages, but easy to follow and fly through. I enjoyed every aspect of this book evenly, which is unusual because I normally find myself liking one story line more than others.

Brooke is definitely one of my all time favorite characters, she is independent, determined and just an overall good person. I found myself enjoying all of the characters, yes e
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Peg
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Thanks to the publisher, St. Martin's Press, via NetGalley, for an e-ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

From the cover, the first thing you think of is a summer beach read. I didn't find it to be that but felt it was a novel that could be read anytime, anywhere. The story line was just okay for me. It's about a fictional island off the coast of Georgia owned by a 99-year-old wealthy woman who is dying and she wants to leave the island to the descendants of her three best friends. She hires an
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Theresa
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first & certainly not the last novel I've read by, Mary Kay Andrews! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars, because this novel had everything, mystery, romance, friendship & humor! I loved it, the setting was wonderful, there was a lot of interesting southern traditions & belief's. I read through this book quickly because it was too hard to put down, everytime I ended a chapter, I had to go on because a new twist had taken place & just when you think you've figured ...more
Thamy
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley2018
I'm no expert but I think Mary Kay Andrews is turning to more serious stories,don't be fooled by the bright, colorful cover.

3.5, because it still felt ordinary but still enjoyable.

Brooke gets a call from a very atypical new client, it's the recluse millionaire Josephine Warrick, who claims to have known her grandmother. In fact, the two were in some sot of secret club with two others and now Josephine wants to do right by the three. It's Brooke's job to gather everyone and make Josephine's will.
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Tamara
Review to come.

Quick thoughts:

LOVE the cover.

Loved how the story was revealed in 2 timelines- in the 40's and current time.

And I now want to go to Mermaid Beach on a full moon night and become a member of The High Tide Club.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
I loved The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews. I had a hard time classifying this book as it has a bit of so many things. There is friendship, betrayal, greed, lust, some romance, a murder mystery, forgiveness, state vs. resident, and some historical information about "the geechees and the freed slaves in the south as well as the roles and expectations of women in the 1940s . Most of the story is told from the perspective of Brooke Trappnell, a single mother who has hung out her legal shingle i ...more
Laurel-Rain
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm.

Over a few mee
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Catherine Faulkenburg
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've heard of Mary Kay Andrews, and have actually picked up a few of her novels, started them, and put them down. However, I was offered book by the publisher, and after reading a few books that I didn't enjoy, I decided to try this one.

First of all, the good. The setting. I love Southern fiction and this one does not disappoint. Set on a fictional island off the coast of Georgia, I could almost smell the ocean throughout the novel. I also really liked the characters. There were a few extraneous
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Mary Kay Andrews is the pen name of American writer Kathy Hogan Trocheck, based in Atlanta, who has authored a number of best-selling books under the Andrews pen name since 2002.

Trochek graduated from the University of Georgia with a journalism degree in 1976. She worked as a reporter at a number of papers, and spent 11 years as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before leaving to wri
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