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Tidewater by Antoinette Stockenberg


Newly married to a man of wealth and reputation who's willing to be stepfather to her daughter Abigail, Sara Bonniface would seem to have all she's ever wanted for Abby: a beautiful home, a man to be there for her, and the assurance of a top education for the bright if headstrong child. But twelve-year-old Abby has other ideas, embarking on a crusade to learn more about her birth father. Relentless and computer-savvy, Abby manages to track down and then drag Ben McElwyn, ex-cop and now a P.I., back into Sara's life.

It's the last thing that Sara needs. She's already under assault from a series of mystifying events that have her dreading the possibility that she's suffering from schizophrenia, the affliction that destroyed her own mother.

It's the last thing that Ben needs. He's a lone wolf and determined to stay that way. Him, the father of a twelve-year-old daughter? He refuses to believe it.

It's the last thing that Rodger Bonniface, Abby's stepfather, needs. Headmaster of a prestigious prep school in Massachusetts, Rodger's reputation is pristine. Rich, confident, and cooly charming, Rodger has surprised everyone by marrying a woman with neither his background nor his sophistication. Still, Sara has great beauty, so they understand. And before her marriage she was a respectable widow, a sympathetic figure--everyone, including Rodger, believes.

Until twelve-year-old Abby lobs that hand grenade into the elegant quarters of the house called TIDEWATER.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015881509
Publisher: Antoinette Stockenberg
Publication date: 10/25/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 337
Sales rank: 124,328
File size: 501 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling novelist Antoinette Stockenberg grew up wanting to be a cowgirl and have her own horse (her great-grandfather bred horses for the carriage trade back in the old country), but the geography just didn't work out: there weren't many ranches in Chicago. Her other, more doable dream was to write books, and after stints as secretary, programmer, teacher, grad student, boatyard hand, office manager and magazine writer (in that order), she achieved that goal, writing over a dozen novels, several of them with paranormal elements. One of them is the RITA award-winning EMILY'S GHOST.

Stockenberg's books have been published in a dozen languages and are often set in quaint New England harbor towns, always with a dose of humor. She writes about complex family relationships and the fallout that old, unearthed secrets can have on them. Sometimes there's an old murder. Sometimes there's an old ghost. Sometimes once-lovers find one another after half a lifetime apart.

Her work has been compared to writers as diverse as Barbara Freethy, Nora Roberts, LaVyrle Spencer and Mary Stewart by critics and authors alike, and her novels have appeared on bestseller lists in USA Today as well as the national bookstore chains. Her website features sample chapters, numerous reviews, many photos, and an enchanting Christmas section. www.antoinettestockenberg.com

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Tidewater 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of tension between characters in this suspenseful read. I love this author, she never disappoints. To the people who posted a one star review because they object to spoilers: it's a fair point, but why take it out on the author?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just a guick yes or no and why is good enough, you do not have to retell the whole story
bonestone More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of Antoinette Stockenberg's books so far. Her plots are believable with interesting characters. this particular story was suspenseful even though you sort of know who the bad guy is early on, you aren't sure and there are enough twists to keep you interested. She doesn't use excessive bad language in her writing, which for me is good. I know the real world is gritty and sometimes vulgar, but during my free time to read and relax I would prefer not to be exposed to that. Endings are fairly predictable, but again I prefer the comfort of a good ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For God's sake, why do some people feel the need to summarize the entire book instead of simply telling us what they did or did not like about the storyline? It is absolutely frustrating. I feel like i've already read this book after reading some of these "reviews". I don't even really want to read it now. You're not writing the synopsis for the back of the cover, people. How about we just REVIEW the books we read from now on and leave the storytelling to the authors? Ya know, just a thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this; I could not stop reading until the end. I'll be looking for more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well bn, you can thank harriet klausner and the other plot spoiler for another lost sale. Harriet klausner simply cannit write a review without giving away every detail, and i will not buy a book after her and other plot spoilers ruin them. Pkease bn, stop harriet klausner and others like her. Ppl are sick of them giving away the entire book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hariett you must be a very bitter and lonly person that dwells on destroying readings for everyone, i feei sorry for u because you feel such a compelling need to reck readings for others, just because these are your thoughts does not make them right, u are a selfish and uncaring person and i have mentioned you to b and n several times, i only wish i could post this to every review you write, but u are not worth my time, you lack of consideration for other will never change, you have so much to say why dont you go talk to god to bless you with some wisdom so u can keep you rudeness to yourself and quit inflicting everyone else this was a good book as many are that you seem to critique, god bless you nd may you find peace in your heart to quit being so rude to all readers as well as the book writers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the review was compelling enough to read and I have to say that the few negative reviews regarding the reviewer were uncalled for, she did not give up the story! It is sad for you, you all really missed a great suspenseful well written mystery,I could not put the book down, I pity narrowminded people.
WolfCH More than 1 year ago
Tidewater is a thriller with the suspense building over a story with real characters with an exhilarating ending which will grab you. A definite good read. Don't miss it. Carl Hardy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first time to read author Antoinette Stockenberg but it will not be my last. I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read .... Love this author .... have read many of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another great read from Anoinette Stockenberg. I have read a few different of her novels and this is mu current favorite...but I don't plan on stopping here. Each chsracter is soo well crafted that you cannot help but care about every little twist and turn on the ride. Avoid spoilers in some of these reviews, thankfully Ii did because you NEED to experience this one fresh. Buy it now, trust me.
nannyl More than 1 year ago
As with all of her books it was a great read!
jp96 More than 1 year ago
I find Antoinette Stockenberg's books to be very good reads. I keep reading because I want to know the outcome. And it is always a surprise when I get to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story with the mystery part being the best though figured it out and couldn't wait to make sure.
millie200k More than 1 year ago
Very engaging. Cleverly interwoven.
1starracefan More than 1 year ago
I love all of her books.
FloridagalSB More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author. I really enjoyed it; it wasn't an incredible thriller, but it was sweet, and easy reading, and a pleasant way to spend my time. The pages kept turning, and I really enjoyed the good guys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot. Not too predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like her books -
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend thid book to everyone. I really enjoyed it from start to finish. Highly suspensful and pretty unpredictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good supense and romance story. Would read another of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of her books!  This story and character are very realistic.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great light read. Very suspenseful, especially towards the end!