Drawing from interviews, official records, private archives, and his own family history, Jason Colby tells the exhilarating and heartbreaking story of how people came to love an icon of the Pacific Northwest.
A subtle theme in Summer At The Garden Café is how objects retain value in direct relation to what they are remembered for. Another theme is how relationships change as we grow.
Why have I combined all three books of Elin Hilderbrand’s Paradise series into one review? Because friends don’t let friends read the Paradise trilogy out of order!
In the series’ previous books, the plight of loggerhead sea turtles is highlighted. In On Ocean Boulevard, a new educational angle about destructive microplastics emerges.
In Beach House Reunion, fifty-three-year-old Cara Rutledge returns to the Isle of Palms with a new career, deeper inner strength, and a surprising special someone–but her brother and his family find themselves in a situation that is spiraling out of control.
In Beach House for Rent, the series’ pillar, Cara Rutledge, rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to new resident Heather Wyatt. But just when Cara is turning fifty years old, tragedy strikes.
The complexities of sisterhood are artfully woven into this story. Grief and loss are given their moments. More than one scene brought tears to my eyes.
Too often, we define ourselves by our differences rather than by our alikeness. The Soul of an Octopus reminds us that common ground is always within reach, and that life becomes more beautiful when we keep looking for ways to connect.
After leaving sophisticated London life and a cheating husband, Hanna Casey moves into her mum’s spare bedroom and takes a job driving a mobile library van through Ireland’s farms and villages. But when the threatened closure of her library jeopardizes her plans to establish a new life, Hanna leads a battle to restore the heart and soul of her community.