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Ocean Beach (Novel) Paperback – June 26, 2012
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"Wax returns readers to characters Madeline, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra of Ten Beach Road....The foursome gets fine support from a well-rounded supporting cast and just the right amount of suspense and drama for a beach read." --Publishers Weekly
"Wax’s heartfelt portrayal of the female spirit and the bonds of friendship infuse warmth and love into the story of Madeline, Avery,
Nicole and Kyra."—Bella NYC
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I will say, I think you need to read Ten Beach Road before Ocean Beach. When I got the book, I didn't realize it was a continuation from a previous novel, but I could easily tell right from the beginning that was clearly the case. I just felt like I had missed a huge chunk of storyline, and that feeling never went away. While I enjoyed the story and the characters, I most definitely recommend you read Ten Beach Road first.Read more ›
A chance to renovate a home in South Beach for a TV pilot called Do Over. And if the show is picked up by the network, they could be on their way at last.
Arriving at the designated location, each of them has mixed emotions about the task ahead. Not only is the house badly in need of a major overhaul, but they see that the network crew is already there, ready to snap their reactions, their every move, almost as if they, not the renovations, are the show.
When it dawns upon them that a reality show is what the network really has in mind, and that their personal lives, with all their warts, is fair game, the ugly truth almost makes them turn and run.
Slogging through the detritus of what was once a lovely example of Streamline Moderne architecture, the women know that the weeks ahead are going to be tough ones.
But little do they know that the task will be the least of it.
What unexpected events will threaten their peace of mind and the project itself? What mystery from the past will grab their attention and motivate them even more? And how will another man's quest for vengeance stun them, with disastrous results?
Each character immediately grabbed me, as if I were reuniting with old friends. Sometimes they frustrated me, especially Kyra, who seemingly made one bad choice after another. I rooted for Avery and her mother Deirdre to finally reach a place of forgiveness.Read more ›
It doesn't take long for these unlikely friends to realize their idea for the show and the network's are as different as night and day. The network wants a reality show with emphasis on personal lives with the home as the background and setting, rather than the makeover being the star of the show.
All their relationships will be tested as they know how important this is to each of them. Plus a mystery from the past changes the whole scope of project and something unexpected happens that can put all of them in danger. The network soon becomes the least of their worries.
Wendy Wax has packed this book with a wonderful characters in an awesome setting and a story that grabs you from the first page. I have not read Ten Beach Road yet but I had absolutely no problem becoming invested in their characters quickly. They are all struggling with something that the reader knows is genuine.
My favorite character was not one of these wonderful women though. It was Max, the homeowner. What a wonderful life he had with his wife. Their lives were far from perfect, they had the share of problems and they were dealt with a terrible emotional blow. His wife Millie has passed on but you can actually feel their love in his stories. He wants the house fixed up because she wanted it done and he made her a very special promise before she passed on. A very extraordinary gentleman.Read more ›
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This is a great book. You fall in love with the characters right off the bat and continue to want to know what is going on in their lives. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Four friends, Maddie, Nicole, Avery and Kyra, are looking forward to putting their pasts behind them, by focusing on their next home renovation project. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Ariesgrl
First time reading Wendy Wax. Haven't read all the series yet, but like it so far.Published 1 month ago by Dorothy Jarchow
Oh I need another half star to add to the four stars I gave it, I keep thinking about the end of this book and it really needs the extra half star. Read morePublished 1 month ago by G G Granny Gran
The three indomitable woman remodel and decorate again! Good summer story! Wendy Wax weaves an interesting tale!
Beach read this summer!