Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Review + Giveaway - Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax

Ten Beach Road

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.
Out of 5 JEWELS, I give it:

WHERE TO BUY IT:    Amazon and The Book Depository

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
Learn more about Wendy by visiting her website or find her on Facebook.

The next two stops on this blog tour are: 
Wednesday, May 11th: Reviews from the Heart
Thursday, May 12th: Book Club Classics

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  1. I just put this one on my wish list and I would love to be entered for a chance to win it. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  2. This is great, thanks!

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  3. I'd love to read Ten Beach Road. Thanks for the chance to win. (Am over 13 & live in the USA)

  4. This sounds like a good summer read. Thank you for the review and the giveaway! ~ Erin F.

    fletch8502 at yahoo dot com

  5. I can't wait to get my hands on this book! It has been calling my name for a while now. This will be my first book by Wendy so I am really excited about having a new author to obsess over should I really like it :) Thank you for the awesome giveaway!


  6. GReat giveaway!!! sounds like a great Read!!!


  7. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  8. Love the idea of fixing up an old historic beach house. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Would like to ead this. Thanks for the chance.


  10. Thanks for the giveaway!


  11. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway!

    erinberry12 at charter dot net

  12. Sounds like a good book to read sitting out on my deck (if the sun ever stays out) this summer.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

  13. Please enter me in the giveway. Thank you.

    headlessfowl at gmail dot com

  14. I have this on my wishlist also! Hope to win, thank you

  15. Thanks for the giveaway!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  16. Her book has an interesting premise! I enjoy reading books with women and their friendships that go through the good and bag...
    Many thanks, Cindi

  17. Thank you for doing a review on this book, and what a wonderful review too! I've really been looking forward to reading this book, since it seems to be me that a tragedy like the one explained in the synopsis can often become a reason for women of different social circles or circumstances to come together and rally against their misfortune. I would love to be able to win/read this book. Thanks for the review and the amazing opportunity! :D

    GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

  18. What a great giveaway! I'd love to win this book!

  19. What a great giveaway! I'd love to win this book.


  20. It sounds like a good book. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you!

    poobear752 at tampabay dot rr dot com

  21. It looks like an interesting story.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  22. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC follower = Juana Esparza


  23. I'm so excited to have found this giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win her book!


  24. I really want to win this book so I can read it. I want to see how they handled this crisis. I had account that looks good in the words and bad in the figures, cut my losses and was relieved to get out before my savings were all gone.


  25. the book sounds interesting. Count me in!

    Thank you!

    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. Cute cover :) Thanks for the giveaway!!


  27. I'd love to win this to add to my summer reading bag!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  28. I need a good beach read!

    Thanks for the chance!

    lisasworldofbooks @ charter dot net

  29. Thank you for the giveaway. I'm a new follower, love your blog.

    machojeanne (at) yahoo (dot) com

  30. A 3.5 is a solid rating. Glad you found the book satisfying!

    Thanks for being on the tour.


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