Seeing how the weather has been nothing but frigid in Chicago these past couple weeks, it was a nice escape to head to the beach town of Wave’s End on the Jersey shore in Patricia Donovan’s newest novel. While a hurricane displaces homes and people, New York City-based chef Faith and her mother, Connie, step in to do what they can to provide food and shelter at their inn, The Mermaid’s Purse.
Relationships between many are broken apart, forged tighter, and even discovered in this women’s fiction novel. I loved following the different storylines of all the characters that ended up at The Mermaid’s Purse. Since they all come from different backgrounds and phases of life, you will easily relate to one or more.
And for those looking for hidden secrets, I can promise you a surprise here and there. One of the best parts of this novel was the food and cooking descriptions as Faith prepared meals at the inn. Don’t read while hungry because you’ll be constantly licking your lips and wishing the book came with a taste.
While the hurricane left a path of destruction in the town, this sweet story of a town banding together is sure to warm your heart and put a smile on your face. A great read to start 2018 off right.
My thanks to the author for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Patricia Perry Donovan is an American journalist who writes about healthcare. Her fiction has appeared at Gravel Literary, Flash Fiction Magazine, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable and in other literary journals. The mother of two grown daughters, she lives at the Jersey shore with her husband, with whom she has fond memories of raising their young family abroad in France. Learn more at www.patriciaperrydonovan.com
Thanks to the author, I have one signed copy to give away to a lucky reader. U.S. only, please. Enter on the Rafflecopter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway