The Returning Tide

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Liz Fenwick

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In wartime Cornwall, 1943, a story between tow sisters begins- the story of Adele and Amelia, and the heart-breaking betrayal that will divide them forever. Decades later, as the generations gather for a wedding, at the rambling family home on the Cornish cliffs, the effects of one reckless act still echo...


Romance, Epic, Drama, Family, Historical Fiction, Mystery,

Short Summary

(2015) Bobby Webster is dying. His great granddaughter is with him. His last word is Adele, not the name of his much loved wife who died in the 1950s. (1943)Twins Adele and Amelia become WRNs. Adele leaves Cornwall and Amelia, stays. This is the first time they have been away from each other.


Falmouth, MA; Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, Portland, Uk, London, UK

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Elle Rowse nee Adele Seaton

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Faithful, Heroic, Honorable, Romantic, Selfless, Beautiful

Additional Character Details

Name: Lara Pearse

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Confident, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Bobby Webster

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Heartthrob, Heroic, Honorable, Romantic, Charming, Confident, Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Jack Rowse

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Heartthrob, Lone Wolf, Blunt, Complex

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Orion Books - part of Hachette

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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