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Friday, June 24, 2022

From Shore to Shore

About the Book

Book: From Shore to Shore

Author: Tabitha Bouldin

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: May 31, 2022

Sparrow-BOULDIN-From-Shore-to-Shore-663x1024Can one captain show her the deep love of the ultimate Captain without falling in love himself?

Bree Jamison comes to Sparrow Island for one reason: to study coral reefs. She’s not interested in happily-ever-after and certainly won’t allow her handsome boat captain to sway her into believing these islands are different from any others. But when she finds an old shipwreck and learns the history of pirates and treasure, Bree finds herself searching for something that always feels just out of reach.

Cooper Carmichael takes the job as boat captain for the enigmatic Bree to further his career. He never expected her to be so driven—or so painfully opposed to God.

All Cooper wants is his happy island life. He wants for nothing. In fact, he’s made it his mission to be content. In every aspect of his life. Bree throws a wrench in his plan as her presence pushes Cooper to want for things he deems unnecessary.

A man striving for contentment. A woman who believes God is picking on her.

It takes one to show the other that no matter which shore you find yourself on, God got there first.

Read the next Sparrow Island novel in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.


Click here to get your copy!


About the Author

Tabitha-Bouldin-600x574Tabitha Bouldin is a student at Southern New Hampshire University, where she is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing. As a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), she works with critique groups and provides endorsements for other authors. Tabitha’s genre of choice is Contemporary Christian Romance which she describes as: Adventure with heart. Tabitha spent ten years working as a Medical Assistant before God opened the door which allowed her to become a stay-at-home-homeschooling-mom and author.

More from Tabitha

Writing in the Independence Islands series has been a true blessing, and From Shore to Shore is no different, except that these characters brought out feelings that I never expected.

Most of the time, when I go into a story, I know a bit of what’s going to happen. I already understand the characters’ backstory and what has driven them to this point in there life where I’ve picked up their tale and begun to weave it into a book.

Bree decided she wanted to go another route.

Cooper didn’t want to talk to me for half the book.

Christian walked onto the page and tried to take over because he didn’t want to wait for his turn in book five.

These characters, I tell you what, they’re a demanding bunch.

Finally, though, finally they settled in and told me their story.

You might remember Cooper, he’s Mel’s brother and he showed up in book one, Mishaps off the Mainland. Cooper is a delightful yet careful captain who delights in the open ocean and loves the islands.

Bree is a tangled mess of consternation. She scorns love and believes it to be a trap. Even God’s love is suspect in Bree’s eyes.

These two are imperfectly suited for each other, but God has a plan to help them both, and He helped me through every page of From Shore to Shore, a story that shows no matter how far you run, no matter what shore you find yourself on, God got there first.


On a hot summer afternoon as I try to stay cool , it is nice to travel back to Sparrow Island. I love the people who live here and the tranquil feeling  you get as the waves gently rock you to sleep. I couldn’t wait to see what adventure was in store for me in the latest book from a series that spans emotions, gives you hope and a feeling of making lifelong friends along the way. 

Bree is very hard to like and I really had my mind set that she had a chip on her shoulder. She is a let’s just get the job done with little interaction as possible kind of person.  Bree has this wall built around her that protects her from having relationships with anyone. The author had me intrigued with where she would take Bree and how that wall hopefully would be torn down.

Cooper seems to be a reliable captain who Bree is counting on to help out as she and her partner dive to uncover secrets hidden beneath the sea. I loved reading about the dolphins swimming nearby and how relaxed Cooper was as he started his job manning the ship. I wonder what it would be like to be out in the water everyday?  Cooper thinks he has the best job but I kept wandering how he and Bree would get along.

Bree has traveled around the world discovering coral reefs with her partner Damien. I really liked Damien and how he stood up to Bree. I could understand why he was so upset with Bree. Being partners meant equal in every decision but Bree has this power thing going on. Without a diving partner what is Bree going to do?

 The author increases the intensity of the story with characters clashing with each other in ways that only God can fix. Oh yes  faith is definitely a part of this story and illustrates how important trust and hope in Him is vital to happiness. The direction is clear as Bree decides to continue with the exploration hoping that she will find a suitable diving partner she can trust. 

The story is a great adventure as Bree learns to allow God into her life again. I understood exactly what she was thinking when she questioned why God allows bad things to happen. I have those same thoughts when I am going  through trials. What we need to remember is “if we never knew about the bad things, we’d never be able to appreciate the good.”  Once we give God control of our life, we can finally understand that no matter what we face God is right there with us. I started to think that Bree was being too hard on herself and felt rejected. Oh but the unconditional love of God is what she needs to experience. 

I enjoyed the mystery of the sunken  ship and the old captain’s logs which to me really helped Bree start to allow her guard to be let down. You will need to read the book to find out if Bree gives Cooper a chance or moves on after her job is finished. I have read several  stories by this author and for  me this is one of her best in regards to flawed characters that  learn to trust God with their life. The title of the book is perfect when I saw how it was illustrated by this; “God can find you anywhere. From this shore to that shore to the next shore , He’s always there.”  With that I end my review feeling a new joy in my heart. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 23

Christina’s Corner, June 23

lakesidelivingsite, June 24

An Author’s Take, June 25

Texas Book-aholic, June 25

Inklings and notions, June 26

For Him and My Family, June 27

Sylvan Musings, June 27

deb’s Book Review, June 28

Aryn the Libraryan, June 29

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 29

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 30

Life, Love, Writing, July 1

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, July 1

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 2

Blossoms and Blessings, July 3

Miriam Jacob, July 3

She Lives To Read, July 4

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, July 5

Blogging With Carol, July 5

Simple Harvest Reads, July 6 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


To celebrate her tour, Tabitha is giving away the grand prize package a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



  1. From Shore to Shore sounds like a romance that I want to read, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks for sharing your review, Texas Book-aholic! Have a marvelous weekend!

  2. This sounds like a really good read. Thanks for your review.

  3. Thank you for sharing your review of From Shore to Shore, this sounds like a great story and I am looking forward to reading it

  4. This sounds good! I enjoy the Islands series.

  5. A mystery added to a good romance enhances the story.