Goodreads: The beach house is a peaceful haven, a place to escape everyday problems. Here, three families find their feelings intensified and their lives transformed each summer.
When thirty-year-old Julia, mourning the death of her husband, decides to sell the Santa Cruz beach house they owned together, she sets in motion a final summer that will change the lives of all the families who rent it year after year. Teenaged Chris discovers the bittersweet joy of first love. Maggie and Joe, married sixty-five years, courageously face a separation that even their devotion cannot prevent. The married woman Peter yearns for suddenly comes within his reach. And Julia ultimately finds the strength to rebuild her life—something she once thought impossible.
With equal measures of heartbreak and happiness, bestselling author Georgia Bockoven’s unforgettable novel tells of the beauty of life and the power of love, and speaks to every woman who has ever clung to a child or loved a man.
Ope’s Opinion: Georgia Bockoven wrote such deep, compelling characters in this book it brought me to tears. When you pick up this book to read ( and you should pick it up to read ) be sure to bring a couple of tissues with you.
I really liked how the book was layed out in months – with chapters in each month. It made the story flow. Each month brought new people to the house and kept you up with the other people in the stories.
I am looking forward to reading the second book in this series. I am sure Georgia Bockoven will bring more interesting characters to the beach house.
Rating: 5 – This book is so good it will be passed on and on and on…..