The Big Tide
The Big Tide by Marc Heberden is a drama-filled adventure waiting at readers’ fingertips. The rich cast of characters leads to high suspense, trouble, and intrigue. What one character does affects the next character, like watching a domino fall onto another one, causing a ripple effect. Hidden desires spark the plot as readers follow every page. Building boats out of wood is something that is beautiful and rare, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of money as readers will soon learn. The wooden boat-building business dwindles, as boats made from tougher materials are more popular. Boat businesses suffer from a lack of sales, and one rich man about to make a huge purchase will make for quite an interesting yet educational read.
The Big Tide introduces a wide range of characters. First, there’s Mr. Sumners, the rich man who buys a boat for his woman. His purchase would help soothe a couple’s money issues. Annie worked in a bar before marrying her husband, Clyde, who owns the boatyard where Mr. Sumners makes a huge purchase. They have been living on a tight budget, and with Mr. Sumners’s purchase, they might just have an amazing vacation ahead of them. Then, Annie feels an attraction towards both the rich life style of Mr. Sumners and the kind of man he is. This causes a whole lot drama as the story unfolds. Next, readers will meet Jack Colby, the boat-builder. Mr. Sumners happened to see a boat Jack created. Boat building’s beauty and artistry is the main theme of the novel. It’s refreshing to read about in a fictional novel that no other writer has put into a novel before. The Big Tide will bring readers deep into the business world of how the rich and poor live and where it takes them all. Marc Heberden is a talented writer who can grab readers and keep them interested until the last page. It’s a deep yet steadily paced novel that readers everywhere will enjoy reading. Overall, I highly recommend it.