The Blonde Bookworm: The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews -- Review

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews -- Review

Friday, June 22, 2018

Title: The High Tide Club 
Author: Mary Kay Andrew 
Pages: 480
Publishing: May 8th 2018 by St. Martin's Press

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenderscomes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.

When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm.

Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met.

The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found.


If you haven't read The High Tide Club yet, then what are you even doing with your life?! I'm totally kidding... kind of. I am a HUGE fan of Mary Kay Andrews novels and The High Tide Club was another perfect example of why I love her books so much! This one comes in just under 500 pages, but I felt like I read it in five minutes. It was perfectly paced, included lots of fun southeast locations, and it had darling characters that pulled me into their world. 

The High Tide Club follows two separate groups of ladies as their worlds (even though they are years and years apart) collide on common ground. Brooke, the main character, is such a likable character and I immediately felt a connection with her. The other characters are fun and full of spunk and I really think they added to the overall attitude of the novel. 

The High Tide Club is one of my favorite reads of the year so far and I would highly recommend it to readers who enjoy women's fiction. It is the perfect book to bring along on your summer vacation! Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating: 4/5


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