Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Fifteen years ago, seventeen-year-old Vanessa Moran fell in love and lost her virginity but not to the same boy. Pregnant, desperate, and humiliated, she fled friends and family and Whisper Beach, New Jersey, never breathing a word about her secret to anyone. She hasn’t been back since. Now a professional Manhattan organizer, she returns to the funeral of her best friend’s husband. She intends on just paying her respects and leaving—though she can’t deny she also wants the town to see how far she’s come as a successful business woman. But her plans to make this a short visit fall by the wayside when her girlfriends have other ideas.
Dorie, the owner of the pier’s Blue Crab Restaurant where Van and her friends worked as teenagers, needs help. Dorie’s roving husband spends every penny they make and now their restaurant is failing.
Joe, the boy Van left behind without an explanation, has never stopped loving her. While he’s wary of getting hurt again, he also can’t help wondering what would happen if they took up where they left off.
As the summer progresses and the restaurant takes on a new look, trouble comes from unexpected sources. For Van, this summer will test the meaning of friendship and trust—and how far love can bend before it breaks.
If you like reading about small town life, interesting life loving characters, and friendships that never die this is the book for you. Loved Dorie, a woman who opened her home to anyone in need of a safe place. Going back "home" doesn't work for some people, Vanessa returns for a funeral and is touched by how differently she sees things now. Secrets are brought to the surface and she is blown away at the revelations.
This is a really good book, enjoyed every page, every problem, every laugh...everything about it.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.