by Sharon Lee
Cover Artist: Eric L. Williams
Review by Gayle Surrette
Baen Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781439133958
Date: 02 November 2010 List Price $14.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Carousel Tides by Sharon Lee is a modern day fantasy. Kate Archer is returning home. Her grandmother is missing – no one knows where she is. Kate would rather be anywhere but at Archers Beach, in fact she'd spent the last several years as far away from the ocean and Archers Beach as she could get. But, gran was family and she'd find her and until she did, she’d have to make her peace with the land. From official release/information:
Product Description: Advance Praise for Carousel Tides: "Carousel Tides pulls you into the chill foggy reality of peeling-paint sand-grit coastal Maine outside of tourist season and then hands you something else -- the hidden world lurking in shadows or under the land's surface or just offshore, where Black Dogs hunt the night and selkies toss unpleasant truths over their shoulders before diving into the next wave. In the center of this, Kate Archer tends and guards one of the spookiest carousels this side of Ray Bradbury and wonders what has happened to her grandmother. The old woman sent her a letter, left papers deeding over the carousel and old house and the Land (meaning much more than property), and vanished, telling the spirits of the land and sea that she expected to be back before the turning of the year.
"Now March has come and gone and Kate must return from self-exile to take up powers and responsibilities she has renounced, or dying will be the least of her problems....