Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Sandpiper Book Review

I have a good book to share with you called The Sandpiper written by Susan Lovell.
Nestled in the safe haven of The Sandpiper, a white-shingled cottage perched above the endless blue of Lake Michigan, Nina Judd has always been the guardian angel of the three Cameron women. Ellie Cameron, aged widowed mother. Kate, her perfect older daughter. Jamie, the screw-up.  
Kate and Jamie are sisters bound in loyalty by a secret oath—two bright young women full of life and promise until the fateful summer Jamie turns eighteen, a summer that ruined everything. But in the end, maybe Kate isn’t so perfect after all, and Jamie not so hopeless.  
Embraced by The Sandpiper, and Nina’s love, two sisters finally share their secret and struggle toward forgiveness and healing.
This was a really hard book to read. I didn't know it when I  agreed to read it that it would be about one of the sister's being an alcoholic. I got a little shook up because my brother is an alcoholic and has been since 12 years old. It's really a shame and this story stirred up a lot of memories.

If you don't know someone who is an alcoholic, this will be an eye opener and maybe help you understand what goes on with them. For those who do know someone who is an alcoholic, maybe this will help bring you peace.

It's a great story about one girl's journey and how she started on her road to being an alcoholic and it's also a story about her sister and how she coped with a different problem. It's so eerily accurate, it's scary. I was the big sister just like Kate is but other than that, the story varies. One thing is certain though, you can't will someone to stop drinking. If they don't want to stop, it's almost impossible to get them to.

In this story, you will get a glimpse at what life as an alcoholic is but you will also know what it's like for the family to be helpless. Will Jamie get better? Will she somehow find her way back?

Happy Reading!

About the Author:

Susan Lovell earned undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors in English from the University of Michigan and taught high school and college English. She co-founded Cadence, a weekly newspaper in East Grand Rapids, Michigan and is the author of four non-fiction histories. Lovell currently sits on the Grand Rapids Salvation Army’s Advisory Board. She and her husband live in Grand Rapids.

The author will be giving away one hard copy book to one winner. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Lisa T said...

I like to read pretty much everything but my favorites are mysteries.

ale ol said...

Medical, romance, history

Mary Brandis said...

I enjoy mystery, woman's fiction, drama.

Marcy x said...

Another great read ! I love cozy mysteries most of all. Then Christian fiction and historical novels

rae nelson said...

I like to read believable fiction, women's romance, non fiction!

Lynn Buttedal said...

Anything and everything! Lol

Vennie Martinisi said...

I'll read almost any genre but my favorite is historic fiction and also crime/mystery.

Laurie Nykaza said...

I love a great mystery book!

GabbyLowe said...

I like fantasy books.