Book Review: All the Breaking Waves by Kerry Lonsdale
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Staying with our theme of Moms today....
From the bestselling author of Everything We Keep comes a gripping tale of long-buried secrets, the strength of forgiveness, and the healing power of returning home for good.
After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made.
Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment—something Molly never had. But when Cassie is plagued by horrific visions and debilitating nightmares, Molly is forced to return to the one place she swore she’d never move back to—home to Pacific Grove.
A riveting exploration of love, secrets, and motherhood, All the Breaking Waves is the poignant story of a woman who discovers she must confront her past, let go of her guilt, and summon everything in her power to save her daughter.
I DEVOURED this book! Once I started reading, I did NOT want to stop! Unfortunately I had to read it in 2 sittings, but I didn't want to! It is a book that tugs on every mother's heart- what if you knew you might die, what would you do with your daughter? Both literally and figuratively Molly has to contend with who she envisioned as a guardian for her child, not in good health, and having to make a hard choice. It's pretty much every single mother's nightmare. But what keeps the story from getting too maudulin is the chemistry between Molly and Owen, and how their friendship evolved from 8 and 10 year olds, to lovers, to apart and always pining for the one who got away/ But did they? As different story lines interweave themselves, you get a novel that is not only timely, but will resonate with all mother's. It's a perfect Christmas season read, full of hope and renewal, just what the season offers us! DON'T miss this one!
About the Author:
Kerry Lonsdale believes life is more exciting with twists and turns, which may be why she enjoys dropping her characters into unexpected scenarios and foreign settings. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a founder of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She resides in Northern California with her husband, two children, and an aging golden retriever who’s convinced she’s still a puppy.Check out her website for more info!