By: Wendy Wax
On the brink of ruin, three very different women discover themselves where they least expect...at Ten Beach Road
Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to one another, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover that their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager...leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.
Madeline Singer is a homemaker coping with empty-nest syndrome and an unemployed husband. Avery Lawford is an architect--or was, until she somehow became the sidekick on her ex-husband's TV show. And professional matchmaker Nikki Grant is trying to recover from her biggest mistake...
No one is going to save them but themselves. Determined to fight back, they throw their lots in together and take on the challenge of restoring the historic beach house to its former glory. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, their secrets threaten to tear down their trust, and destroy their lives a second time...
Review by Kelsey:
This wonderful work by Wendy Wax is truly refreshing and inspiring. The story is compelling, with many fascinating twists and each character is so multi-faceted that by the end of the book, they all feel like old friends. By alternating "stream of conciousness" storytelling between each of the three leads, the story comes to life. The dialogue was quick and sharp, and the author's own sense of humor shines through in every chapter. The vibrant main characters are each women who alternate between hysterically humorous and heart-wrenchingly poignant as they grapple with their own emotional and financial fallouts. The romance in the novel is witty and fresh, and the love scenes were not overly sexual. In fact, all the relationships in this novel are painted with a light hand, allowing realism to carry the reader along a remarkable journey! There is also some intrigue, as the main antagonist in this book is hunted down, bringing the secrets of the three women to an enthralling crescendo. I am definitely keeping this one on my shelf, and will be sharing with friends!