Saturday, May 7, 2011
Book Review - "Larkspur Cove"
Lisa Wingate's latest novel, "Larkspur Cove," is a story of moving on, forgiveness and hope. Andrea, trying to move on with her life after a divorce from her supposedly upstanding husband, moves into her parents' beach house with her adolescent son as she has no where else to go. Beginning a new job and a new life takes a lot of strength and determination as her life is not at all what is was before. Mart is also beginning a new life in Moses Lake as a game warden and he is trying to move on with his life, yet he harbors guilt over things that have happened in the past. Mart and Andrea find themselves working together to help a little girl and her grandfather; however they begin discovering that they enjoy being with each other and their conversations no longer merely focus on their work. For various reasons they are not ready to take this step, but things become dangerous and they must really listen to their heads and their hearts.
I really enjoyed this book, and I think this is partly due to being able to relate with Andrea as my job is so similar to hers. Andrea as well as the other characters are so real in the story and could truly be the members of a community near to me. Each of the characters are dealing with things in their lives - Andrea and Mart moving on with their lives, Dustin adjusting to having divorced parents and trying to fit with the new peers in his life. Birdie and Len will tug at your heart and make you wish you could just help them. This is a well-written story that is filled with some suspense and romance; it is just an overall good read!
*I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*