Whose Waves These Are is Amanda Dykes debut novel. What a debut it is! The story time hops from one generation to another and melds the two together. Get ready to ride on a wave of emotions and it begins with the opening chapter. As one twin brother is reading a letter from the local draft board, the other twin is beaming with news about a new arrival. And that is just the beginning! The characters are well developed. The setting of Ansel-By-The-Sea in Maine is breathtaking and quaint. Living by the ocean and what the sounds, smells and views do for my soul is hard to capture. But somehow the author is able to use ocean imagery and words that are deeply moving and capture your senses. You will be moved by this story and I can't promise that your eyes won't get misty. I'm always impressed when a fiction story can bring about more than just a story line but also a message filled with hope and learned lessons. Whose Waves These Are is a book that I will not soon forget. I'm looking forward to future books written by Amanda Dykes!
**I received a review copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and this is my honest review.