Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Synopsis from Goodreads:
“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.”
Ten Beach Road was a light, fun read for summer. It’s about friendship, love, perseverance, and strength. At its heart, it’s a book about relationships: mother/daughter, friends, romantic, and the relationship between a house and the people who care about it. I really loved the complexity of all of these relationships and how each grew and changed over time. I loved seeing Madeline and her daughter, Kyra, learn to understand each other, and I especially loved seeing Kyra’s perspective change throughout. I also loved seeing Avery’s relationships and feelings change (though I won’t say which ones to avoid spoiling). Nikki, too, experienced her own share of troubles and dilemmas. In this book, nothing is static; everything changes and nothing goes quite the way you’d expect. It has a little something for everyone: romance, family drama, other drama, and humor.
I really enjoyed this and gave it four stars: I’d recommend taking it along to the beach or to a deserted island, but it’s equally enjoyable to read inside with a nice glass of iced tea and a comfy chair.