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Download Beach Girls reader ☆ 448 pages â moneyexpresscard µ Luanne Rice is a rarity among novelists today; she's a true storyteller Her uniue ability to weave together the bonds of love and family with the challenges and rewards of everyday life has garnered her eight consecutive top ten New York Times bestsIte about the Connecticut shore to tell a story about a family of women whose lives encompass three generations their histories intertwined with that of the mystic coastal town that has forever bound them to one anotherBeach Girls explores the complex and contradictory territories of love family and friendship Luanne Rice's sensuous prose This was an easy summer book Not to in depth I watched the tv movie based on it on LIfetime and it was awful Nothing like the book

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Luanne Rice is a rarity among novelists today; she's a true storyteller Her uniue ability to weave together the bonds of love and family with the challenges and rewards of everyday life has garnered her eight consecutive top ten New York Times bestselling paperbacks With Beach Girls Luanne Rice returns to the place that she was born to wr 35 starsGrief is a funny thing Sometimes people grieve not for what was but for what could’ve been mostly in their imagination In this book Emma is dead She appears in the prologue as a sixteen year old girl and then two decades later a year after her death the entire story unfolds It involves Emma’s childhood friends – the beach girls – plus her widower and her nine year old daughter And like in her childhood the story still revolves around Emma I didn’t like what I learned about Emma from the memories of her friends and her family If she was still alive they might’ve said “What a heartless bitch” I definitely wanted to say that But she is dead She died tragically so nobody who knew her want to believe their own knowledge and their own memories of that self absorbed shallow woman They mourn her anyway They should’ve counted their blessings instead but the whole novel comes from their mourning And it is a good story a story of love forgiveness and understanding A story of renewal and second chances It would’ve been a much simpler story without Emma in it but life doesn’t always work in simple ways Neither does fiction With all Emma’s faults she obviously had something good in her she was a good mother for one of the protagonists her young daughter Nell I don’t often like adult books incorporating a child’s POV It feels a bit like voyeurism as if I’m peeking into the grieving heart of a child but in this case Nell’s grief for her late mother drives the story Nell’s search for happiness gives the story its complex shape and its flavor of innocence Nell wants her mother back yes but as a young child she also wants to forget to move forward to find someone new and wonderful to love Unconsciously as only a young child could Nell forces her father to face his demons defeat them and allow a new love into their lives The two other lead characters Nell’s father Jack and Emma’s old friend Stevie unite in their love for Nell and that love brings them together Both are lonely Both are afraid to do harm to Nell to each other and to their own hearts Only Nell is the brave one in the story She doesn’t yet know bitterness or disappointment She knows only love and she spreads it around without reservations in her uest for a new family Life is simple when you’re only nine Ironically the most cowardly creature of the three protagonists is the only man in the story Nell’s father Jack He is afraid the most Afraid to trust again Afraid to make a mistake Afraid to step into the unknown Afraid to acknowledge the truth He resists the new love the hardest And like a typical man sorry my male friends he makes everyone who loves him suffer because of his cowardice He makes decisions without consulting anyone runs away to hide from his unhappiness which never works as we all know even disregards his beloved daughter’s feelings and only a miracle brings the happy ending to this poignant tale Overall it was a good read if a bit too sentimental and somewhat slower than I prefer I’m an impatient reader I always want the plot to move along to know what happens next as soon as possible while the author kept getting in my way by describing the beach and the pines Beautiful descriptions too Other than that I liked this novel

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Beach GirlsAnd unforgettably rich and textured characters guide us toward a truth that lies within and sometimes beyond our dreams an enduring strength that we all must embrace to find our way home and into the hearts of those we cherish most Beach Girls is an enthralling novel of haunting beauty that will resonate long after the final page is turn A great book for younger ladies I did read this I am in my 40's but I really think the theme of this story is appealing to younger readers I did enjoy the story but in my opinion not uite the winner that most of my dear Luann's books are I do think this is a worthwhile read if you are young at heart