Monday, August 22, 2011

Firefly Beach

By Luanne Rice

From the back of the book:

Coolly sophisticated and steadfastly single, Caroline Renwick has always been the sister everyone could count on. As she and Clea and Skye gathered on Firefly Hill, their childhood home, Caroline thought that they had all put the past behind them. But as summer gets under way, a mysterious man arrives—a man who has the power to bring it all back. Joe Connor was only six when his father died at Firefly Hill. Though he and Caroline had never met, the five-year-old girl reached out to him. They became pen pals and friends, until a teenaged Joe finally learned the truth about what had happened to his father that night. Now, after years of silence, Joe is suddenly here … and Caroline still feels a connection. But she can’t help but wonder if this handsome man holds the key to her family’ healing—or its destruction.

Just my opinion:

This is another good read from this author – one of my favorites. It’s not one of her best books, in my opinion, but it ranks up there above many other authors’ novels you can find on the market.

The book revolves around a suicide that happened when two of three sisters were little girls (the third sister wasn’t born yet). Now they are all grown up and about to come face to face with the son of the man who killed himself in front of them. Their mother is also one of the main characters and she wants nothing to do with the man’s family in any capacity. So imagine her reticence when he shows up on the scene.

It’s truly an intriguing story, although I didn’t particularly care for the man. I thought his personality was rather aloof and egotistical. I liked the sisters, though, and enjoyed reading the interactions between them.

This really is a great storyline and I’m glad I added this book to my list of those I've read that were written by Luanne Rice.

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