Sunday, July 7, 2024


 Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing my review of Between the Sound and Sea by Amanda Cox! She is one of my insta-buy authors, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to read another one of her books! This one didn't disappoint. Check out some more info on the book below!


Every family has its secrets. Josephina Harris wouldn't mind if her family still had a few of their own after a lawsuit tarnishes their name. When an opportunity opens to become a temporary keeper of a decommissioned lighthouse on a North Carolina island, she jumps at the chance to escape her small town to oversee its restoration.

As the work begins, "Joey" discovers strange notes tucked deep in the crevices of the old stone walls--pages torn from a lighthouse keeper's log signed by someone named Mae who recounts harrowing rescues at sea. Fascinated by a woman lighthouse keeper, Joey digs into the past only to discover there's never been a record of a lighthouse keeper by that name.

When things start to go amiss on the island, locals are convinced that it is the ghost of the lighthouse keeper and his daughter who were lost at sea during World War II. As Joey sifts through decades of rumors and legends and puts together the pieces of the past, what emerges is a love story--one that's not over yet.

Multiple Christy Award winner Amanda Cox is your guide upon the raging seas of young love, heartbreaking loss, and learning to risk it all for a chance at happiness in this timeless novel.



Amanda Cox is the author of The Edge of Belonging and The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery, both of which were the Christy Award Book of the Year in 2021 and 2022, respectively. She holds a bachelor's degree in Bible and theology and a master's degree in professional counseling, but her first love is communicating through story. Her studies and her interactions with hurting families over a decade have allowed her to create multidimensional characters that connect emotionally with readers. She lives in the foothills of Tennesee with her husband and their three children.


Dual timeline? Check. Heartfelt story? Check. Immersive story and scenery and characters you can't help but empathize with? Check, check, check. Between the Sound and Sea is a captivating story that integrates little-known history of WWII with the modern day, with repairing the broken and honoring its memory in new ways...and I'm talking about more than a particular lighthouse. This story is endearing, with characters that span generations and touch on so many impactful themes of revealing truth, of recovering from old hurts, and of honoring young and old alike with the preservation of timeless stories. The characters are easy to empathize with and the strand of mystery weaving throughout the story will keep you guessing right up until the last few pages. The book is easy to get into and you won't be able to put it down. Check it out ASAP if you enjoy contemporary fiction, dual timelines, stories of redemption, and heartfelt love stories! 

*I read an early copy to share my thoughts. Opinions are my own!*


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