Friday, August 11, 2017

At Wave's End
by Patricia Perry Donovan

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 366
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When her estranged mother wins a Jersey Shore bed and breakfast in a lottery and heads east to survey the prize, Faith Sterling fears her mother has fallen victim to yet another scam. Their visit to the B & B confirms her suspicions. Wave’s End is not as advertised—it's nowhere near the beach, it's sorely in need of an overhaul, and its finances are shaky. But despite Faith’s attempts to dissuade her mother, Connie Sterling is determined to try her hand at running the inn.

A frustrated Faith heads back to Brooklyn, dreading the havoc her mother's proximity will wreak on her well-ordered and successful life. She doesn't have to wait long. When a supersized hurricane pummels the East Coast, Faith reluctantly agrees to return and help her mother run Wave’s End…temporarily.

But just as inn life settles into a comfortable rhythm, a grievous secret about Wave’s End surfaces, threatening the inn’s future and fraying the already fragile mother-daughter bonds.
 



Kritters Thoughts:  A perfect mother daughter story that isn't too cheesy, but is completely heartfelt.  Faith Sterling has lived in New York City for awhile and is loving being a chef in a kitchen where she can create what comes to mind.  Her mother Connie enters all sorts of contests and is searching for the next thing always.  Connie enters THE contest and wins a B&B on the coast of New Jersey and Faith has to come to the rescue.

I love a good mother daughter story and this one was just right.  I loved all the ups and downs that this mother daughter duo had and learning some details and such about their past throughout the book was so good.  The nuggets were perfectly placed and when the pieces of the puzzle were put together you could see how they had ended up where they were.

I love that this book was "inspired" by the super storm Sandy that hit New York and New Jersey.  Not having lived in those areas and watching the storm hit all via the news, I liked reading a fictionalized tale that was "inspired" by it and read about survivors and what it took to live through that storm.  

I have read both books that Patricia Perry Donovan has written and have loved both.  I can't wait to hear where and when her next book takes place and what inspired it!


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel


Ebook 2017 Challenge: 30 out of 50


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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