TITLE: Ten Beach Road
AUTHOR: Wendy Wax
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 404 pages
PUBLISHED: Berkley, 2011
SOURCE: Received from TLC Book Tours for review and Blog Tour
FROM GOODREADS: Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.
Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust-and destroy their lives a second time.
MY TAKE: I found this to be a satisfying and enjoyable read. The story of these three women who are initially strangers and ultimately friends is one that will strike a note with most female readers.
The full range of emotions are pulled into play when reading this story. I felt sympathy, sorrow, disgust, humor, hope and much more. The author did a very nice job of bringing us into these ladies' lives and having us journey with them as they find their own strengths. I think Kyra, Maddie's pregnant daughter ended up being one of my favorite characters. She seemed to bring a balance into the house even though she was dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and problems of her own.
While this isn't a sugary, fluffy story; it is a book that I felt good about after I finished. I'd say it would make a good beach read only because it is one that you can get lost in and spend an afternoon with. Due to some language and sexual inferences, I wouldn't recommend this to young readers. It would fall into a young adult/over 14 range I think.
I'd like to thank Berkley and Lisa at TLC Book Tours for including me on this blog tour as well as for providing one lucky reader their own copy of Ten Beach Road. Here's the details:
- Must be 13 or older
- US Residents only
- Leave a comment with your email
- No PO Boxes
- Ends May 17th
- Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email
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