CrossReaders Book Review: To Swim At Midnight  by  Suzanne D. Williams

CrossReaders Book Review: To Swim At Midnight by Suzanne D. Williams

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Title: To Swim At Midnight

Author: Suzanne D. Williams

Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

Selling the house by the lake was the last thing Tristan Scott wanted to do after his father’s death. So many memories remain there that simply cannot be replaced, the biggest a midnight swim with Brie Angier at age fifteen.

Yet the presence of his girlfriend reminds him why he’s come. This is about letting go and moving on, about looking toward their future and not into his past.

That is, it was, until a wrong turn down a country road brings the love of his life back into the present and with her, a small boy, the mirror image of himself.

From best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS, comes a story of consequences and the eternal power of love.


To Swim At Midnight by Suzanne D. Williams is a Christian love story but with a somewhat different plot than most Christian novels. Tristan Scott has returned to the lake where he spent the best summer of his life. His father has died and Tristan has to sell the lake house to pay the debts left by his father. He does not want to sell the house for it is filled with memories that he can’t forget and the best memory is Brie Angler. She and he shared a midnight swim that he will never forget. It has been five years since he has seen Brie but in driving by the house where Brie lived, he sees her in the yard and all the memories come rushing back. When Tristan stops to talk with Brie, he gets the shock of his life when he sees a very young boy who looks exactly like him. Tristan is at the lake house with his current girlfriend and she is not happy with the way he is acting for of course she has learned about Brie.

Suzanne has done it again with another great story. This Christian story is different for the main character does not become a Christian in the story. However, the reader is left with the feeling that he will become a Christian for Brie is now a Christian and is rearing their son with Christian values. The characters were so well developed that I was feeling each of their emotions right along with them. The dialogue of all the characters seemed to be exactly what would have been said in all the situations. I was pulling for Tristan and Brie to get together but I did feel a little sorry for the girlfriend. The author did have her speak her mind but she was not cruel as she could have been. There was some suspense in the plot line for I did not know if Tristan would marry the girlfriend or if he would end up with Brie. This story definitely showed the power of love and how it can change circumstances. The story had a good ending and I would like to see a sequel.

I definitely recommend this book even though it is not your typical Christian romance.

Thanks to the author, Suzanne D. Williams, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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This review was submitted by: Deanna Gottreu – please visit her website at

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