So what are you going to take in your beach bag this year? Would it include one
Good Thing by Wendy Wax? My sister asked me does Wendy Wax have anything new out?
Yes, of course she does! One Good Thing is the finale of The Ten Beach Road
book opens with Maddie and William Hightower on a date. While out with Will; he
asks when Maddie will have the freedom to make her own choices. She cannot
leave things as they are right now with the ladies. They are still trying to
get the inn up and running and sell the remaining cottages. Kyra keeps the loan
that she made against Bella Flora a secret. She hopes that she will be
reimbursed by the proceeds of the sale of their version of Do Over. When Kyra
and Avery meet with the lawyer and he offers a way to get out of the contract
but not much else. They realize that they have to find a way to salvage their
latest project. Meanwhile Nikki is very
pregnant with twins and on bedrest, and driving everyone else crazy with her
demands. How can they save Bella Flora, the inn, and their future?
Ten Beach Road series by Wendy Wax is one that I have come to love! She created
characters that the readers can truly care about. My mission through reading
this book was to see Nikki get a happy ending. I was going to be very upset if
that did not happen. When Sunshine Beach ended the project was not really over.
One Good Thing is more like a part two of Sunshine Beach. I hated to have to
say good bye to these characters! Maybe we might see a special Ten Beach Road
book from Wendy Wax in the future with our beloved characters? This book is a
very easy read. I flew through the pages. I can’t wait to read what she comes
up with next!
What family secrets do you have? Do you share them with others
outside your family? What secrets from the past haunt your family in the
present? In Burying the Honeysuckle Girlsby Emily Carpenter one family’s
secrets pose a threat to the future.
Althea Bell’s family has secrets. I mean big secrets. Women in her
family reach their thirtieth birthday, and lose their minds. They are diagnosed
with schizophrenia. These women disappear never to be heard from again. Althea
is nearing her thirtieth birthday. She has recently been released from drug
rehabilitation center. She is recovering from an addiction to pain pills her
mother gave her. Althea comes home to a father who has Alzheimer’s. Her brother
is getting ready to run for governor in the state of Alabama. So they do not
need her coming home to ruin things. Her welcome is about as warms as a
freezer. When she realizes she can’t stay at home she turns to her friend Jay.
Althea starts to go down the same path as the other women in her family. Will
she be able to put together what happened to these women? Why does it always
occur around their thirtieth birthday? Is there an end to this tragic family
I loved this book! At first the main flaw of the protagonist
character was a little bit of a turn off. Althea's drug addiction made me
unsure of where the story would go. I was happy to continue! I like escape
reads. I happened to be recovering from surgery so this book was the perfect
book to read while recovering. This book was the debut for Emily Carpenter. It
is well written! The story is set in rural Alabama. Each page will leave you
wanting to come back for more till the mystery is solved.