finished reading

This is a good summer read: romance, family mystery, and a great island/beach location.

From the editors:
In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.

Emily's life stalled out. She retreated to Bainbridge Island-as much a character in the story as any person-to regroup and start her life over. My only quibble with the book is that the discovered journal reads like a narrative instead of a journal. But I enjoyed how the story lines overlapped.

Not high literature but a solid summer read. I liked it, not loved it.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

How does anyone ever write a book ? My god, the mental anguish i would ( have ) suffer/ed- i get 10 pages in and then give up. So I guess anyone who finishes a book and has it published is stronger willed than I am. Or more neurotic...