Beyond The Tides by Liz Johnson is book 1 in the Prince Edward Island Shores series. This book captivated me from the start! Liz Johnson always draws me right in with her contemporary romance novels. The characters are brought to life with their unique personality traits, painful pasts and human flaws. While the main character, Meg Whitaker, is a strong female role who decides to take over her dad’s lobster business. The supporting role is an enemy from her childhood with his own story to tell. He to is trying to win the bid for her father’s fishing boat. The secondary characters are as important as the main characters and weave through the book beautifully. You will feel as though you are living in the town and are familiar with the characters. The small island setting is charming and quaint. The storyline will make you laugh and then pull at your heart strings. It has themes the of grief, forgiveness, determination and family. The best part of the book to me is the surprise ending! Yes, this contemporary romance has a plot twist. If you are a fan of Denise Hunter, Suzanne Woods Fisher or Becky Wade, you will enjoy this novel by Liz Johnson.