Fiction Focus: Mandi Tucker Slack’s ‘Tide Ever Rising’ winds up February free peeks

Today marks the end of our February Fiction Focus excerpts, but that doesn’t mean the fun is going to stop. In fact, March’s titles will take center stage starting tomorrow! Stay tuned.

“Tide Ever Rising” was released on Feb. 12, and is available in book stores and on and

Slack will host a book launch party on Saturday, Mar. 2, at the Centerville Seagull Book from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


She shut the cell phone without waiting for Robert’s reply. She took a deep, calming breath, and her hands trembled. She could scarcely believe she had just broken her engagement to Robert, but it had been a long time coming. She wished she’d had the courage to have done it sooner. She wondered what Maysha had told him, and she rubbed her brow wearily. Actually, she didn’t care to know. Whatever her sister had said, it didn’t matter. It was done. She knew her timing was rotten. It would have been more considerate to break their engagement face-to-face, but there was no sense in prolonging the inevitable, and she couldn’t help but feel a terrible weight had been lifted.

Relaxing, she lifted her eyes to gaze out the wide window. Suddenly, her eyes met another’s. Her lips parted and fear ripped up her spine as the image of a young woman in a white nightdress with long, dark hair stared back at her. A shrill scream tore from Kadie’s throat and immediately the image vanished. Kadie stepped back, tripping over Logan’s large desk chair. She hit the floor with a loud thump and she covered her head as the chair clattered to the floor beside her. Within moments, loud footsteps sounded outside the office, and Logan burst through the door.

“Kadie, what’s wrong? Are you all right?” he asked, breathless.

His eyes grew large when he saw her sprawled on the floor, and he stepped into the office to help her to her feet. He righted the chair and eyed her with concern. Kadie stared at the darkened window. Her own reflection stared back. She raised a hand toward her throat and tore her eyes from the window. She hadn’t imagined Charlotte’s image, but the idea that she had just seen Charlotte was crazy . . . unbelievable.


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