For three women, waking up never seemed devastating before. Now, each one of them is faced with the same crisis: their life savings has vanished along with their trusted financial adviser. Strangers in one sense, yet kindred spirits in others, these three women: Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are sent on the journey of their lives.
Author Wendy Wax wrote a near perfect summertime read that is a must for any beach bag this year. Any reader who enjoys a quick paced, yet highly enjoyable, read will definitely want to pick up a copy of Ten Beach Road. I was enraptured by the plot, beautiful setting, and lovable characters.
Because each of the three women is from a different background, age group, and family crisis, Ten Beach Road is able to capture the attention of Teens, Young Adults, and older. Wax has bridged the age-gap many books enforce, and has in-turn invited a well-rounded audience. I love this! I also love how effortlessly Wax incorporated Madeline, Avery, and Nikki's stories into one; because, overall, Ten Beach Road is a story of friendship.
When Madeline, Avery, and Nikki each discover their life savings accounts' have vanished, they in turn learn that they share one-third of a beach front mansion. Before each of these women meet, Wax briefly, yet vividly, captures a snapshot of their lives. She allowed the readers to meet each woman before their financial ruins, right after the bomb drops, and then the forever afterward. I felt as if I knew each one of them individually and this allowed me to sympathize with them and want to cheer them on the remainder of the book.
The remainder of Ten Beach Road is full of: laughter, heartache, secrets, loyalty, and courage. As each of these women join together to restore the old mansion, they learn to trust in themselves and to fight and stand up for what is right. They learn the power of friendship, and most importantly what it really means to love those that are important to them. This is a lesson in which each reader, like me, will appreciate.
Ten Beach Road is a beautiful summertime read that all beach goers will want to read while the beauty of nature surrounds them. Run out and pick up a copy!
Re-Issued Review. Originally reviewed on 6/3/2011. Now available in mass market paperback and ebook.
Another perfect beach read from the author of The Accidental Bestseller.
Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.
Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust-and destroy their lives a second time.