Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Let's Visit the Bookshop at Water's End

Thank you to Berkley and Tandem Literary for a copy of The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no financial compensation.

Patti Callahan Henry is one of the most popular writers in my area. I had not found any new books from her in a while. So I was pleased to learn about her new title The Bookshop at Water’s End. I also recently learned that she changed publishing houses from St. Martin’s Press to Berkley.  It is an imprint of Penguin.


Bonny Blankenship has been a doctor at a Charleston Hospital for years. She works in the emergency room. One night while at work she gives the wrong dose of pain medicine to a patient. He then dies. Since Bonny works a lot, she has all this vacation time to decide her future. She makes the decision to go back and visit Watersend South Carolina where her family has a summer home. She recruits her daughter Piper and best friend Lainey with children in tow. Bonny needs to think through decisions about her future, her marriage, and a new job. Lainey comes back with some trepidation because of the past. The last time she was there her mother disappeared. Her search for her mother is taking a toll on her family. When tragedy strikes will Bonny and Lainey be able to set aside the past for the future?

My Thoughts:

I have always liked Patti Callahan Henry’s work in the past, but did not love it. I loved The Bookshop at Water’s End! I had a patron where I work at the library compare her work to Elin Hilderbrand. I can say now that I agree. Berkley is a good fit for her. I look forward to seeing what is next. This book had it all from great characters to a beautiful setting. A mystery was also incorporated into the story. I would love to visit this setting.

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