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Hey friends! New book review today! This time it is for the book The Shore House by Heidi Hostetter.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you will find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating. Enjoy! ?
When the Bennett family arrive at the shore house to spend the summer together, they bring more baggage than just suitcases…
When Kaye Bennett, matriarch of the Bennett family, summons her adult children to the shore house, she anticipates a vacation full of nostalgia. It’s a chance to relive the carefree joy of summers past: basking in the hot sun, cooling off in the surf and enjoying long, relaxing evenings watching fireflies on the deck. But when Kaye’s son and daughter arrive, late and uncooperative, it becomes clear the family desperately need to reconnect.
Kaye and her daughter Stacy have been quietly at odds for years and resentment has grown around words unsaid. Faced with spending the summer months in such close quarters, Kaye is determined to remind Stacy of happier times and why she once loved their beautiful beachside home.
But both Kaye and Stacy are holding something back… and only when a heart-stopping moment on the beach puts what Stacy most loves at risk are the two women finally able to set free the secrets in their shared past.
My Review :
This is a nice book to read by the pool, or at the beach. You can definitely feel the nostalgia of a small beach town as you’re reading. I enjoy imagery a lot, so that part was fun for me.
The plot of the story revolves around the Bennett family – and we get to see their different view points as the story progresses.
Each member of the family is dealing with some type of inner turmoil that all comes to a head by the end of the summer. I really enjoyed getting to know the family, and seeing how they interact with each other.
The characters, even though they are all adults, all grow up a little bit by the end of the book and it was a journey to see how they each got there.
Overall, I’d recommend this book if you like idyllic beach town reads with a bit of family drama thrown in.
I will say though that I would have liked just a little bit of a deeper plot line – at some points it did feel a little shallow.