Whose Waves These Are

Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

BIG thank you to Bethany Publishing House for sending a copy to me! Even with their kindness, this review is 100% non-bias. (Also Amanda liked my RTC on goodreads, aaahhh! I'm such a fan!!) 

In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper asking readers to send rocks in honor of loved ones to create something life-giving but the building halts when tragedy strikes. Decades later, Annie returns to the coastal Maine town where stone ruins spark her curiosity and her search for answers faces a battle against time.

I'm not usually a fan of historical novels, but I decided to give this one a try, and I'm so thankful I did! 

With a beautiful writing voice and an even more beautiful plot, Amanda makes a promising debut with this heartwarming tale.

The characters: Lovely, real, and likable.
The plot: Will bring tears to your eyes.
The setting: Breathtaking.

This book breaks out of its genre a bit, which I loved!

The contemporary part is set in 2009 and brought me back to the world of flip phones, which was super nostalgic. It's also historical with just a hint of romance. Full of heart and whimsy, this tale will draw you into its depths easily. 

The two timeline stories are written and tied seamlessly together in such an effortless and beautiful way, it's also easy to keep up with and written at an enjoyable pace.

This book brought tears to my eyes, it broke my heart and then put it back together again, Whose Waves These Are is a MUST read. 


I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love with this sweet village on the coast of Maine and the lovely characters who lived there. 

Have you read this book?

Do you plan to? 


  1. Ooo, this sounds really interesting, Gray! I’ll have to add it to my TBR. Great review!

  2. Wow! Now I want to read this! ;)

  3. Oh, that book sounds perfect ;) If ever I find a copy, I think I'll read it ;)


  4. No, I have not read this book. YES, I WANT TO!!! Thanks for the review, Gray!!

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  5. AHHHH! I've been dyyying to read this and finally got a copy from the library, it looks so good! love your review, it just made me even more excited to read it xP

  6. Ooh, this sounds so good! First of all, I love WWII-era stuff. And I love the idea of there being two different time periods it's set in. I'll have to give it a try!


  7. Never heard of this book, but it sounds so cute!!! Thanks for sharing your review!

    1. It's super cute and heartfelt! Thank you! :)

  8. Oh sound like a good read! I will have find it and read it. I wish I had more time for reading. :)


    1. It is a great read! And same here, life can get super busy, can't it?

  9. This sounds like an interesting historical fiction book. :) I might check it out. :D
    Also your photos are so pretty. <3

  10. That cover thooooo! i shall definitely pick this one up!



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