The Beach House Paperback – June 1, 2014
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- Item Weight : 1.7 pounds
- Paperback : 442 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0992436338
- ISBN-13 : 978-0992436339
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 1.11 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Helen McKenna (June 1, 2014)
- Language: : English
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#6,523,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #2,204,713 in Literature & Fiction (Books)
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Developers are circling – they want the land for a resort. The townspeople don’t want them to have it.
A young journalist is given the story to write from a human interest angle. She interviews a number of people who have been guests of the beach house. We are told their stories, and each one is complete in its own right. There are climaxes and resolutions.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written and Ms McKenna has an excellent command of language. The characters are well developed and the reader gets to know each one intimately. One of the stories, Clare 2000, touched me deeply.
The Epilogue, which contains the overall resolution, is satisfying.
I highly recommend The Beach House and have rated it 5 stars.
On another note I appreciated the lack of bad language. While I am not a wowser by any means, I think that swearing can sometimes be added just for shock value. So it was a nice treat to experience a story with such a great feel, without it feeling like I needed to block my ears.
Overall a gentle, feel-good book that I enjoyed very much.
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light hearted but engaging at the same time.
totally loved this book - keep writing Helen so I can read the next one!!!
I haven’t read many novels where there are 5 separate stories that make up the whole book. But I found it easy to follow and because they are set in the same place, you get a sense of continuity. Even though all the people that stayed at the beach house are unrelated and have never met each other before, they all come together to save the wonderful house that has taught them so much and opened their eyes to what is possible when people care deeply and are honest with one another.