When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wishes only to withdraw and paint. A mysterious ball of light disturbs her peace and leads her to a secret beach where she finds the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975. Now Beth is on a mission, not only to bury her own past, but to put to rest the spirit of Firefly Beach.
"Firefly Beach will keep you guessing as to what will happen next, right to the ending. Meira Pentermann pens her characters with style and believability which leaves you totally satisfied." (Reviewed by My Cozy Corner)
©2012 Meira Pentermann (P)2013 Podium Publishing
This book is probably not for you if you like your books fast and erotic. I loved it. It is a long time mystery, with a little magic and the right characters to draw you in. I enjoyed the timing but it is not a flash. I am counting this as my summer beach read.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
When Beth Lamonte moves away from her old life and rents a house on the coast of Virginia, she encounters a bright firefly that will change her life. At first she thinks she's crazy, then she becomes curious and then her adventure begins. Beth finds herself being lead down the path of young girls life who disappeared from the house she is renting 20 years ago. As the story unfolds Beth starts to feel free from her old anchors and connects to parts of herself that make her whole and hopeful of her life ahead. A good cozy, mystery with interesting characters.
I purchased this audiobook and listened to it over a weekend. It's a compelling story of a girl who vanishes from a small town in Maine, a mystery with a touch of the supernatural. I enjoyed the locale and the warm characters.
This was a very easy read that kept your attention, but didn't make you be so involved that you had to keep going back over places to keep up with the story. I would recommend this to anyone who isn't a deep thought reader. If you want an enjoyable way to do some of those mundane chores like folding laundry.
She had the ability to use her voice as a performance without needing gestures to get things across.
A bit more action, a very drawn out story. I love 20+ hour books, glad this wasn't more than it was.
More action. I don't know it was just blah, I did not have any emotional reaction to any of the characters.
Her voice was good. She has a pleasant rhythm, stops, starts, pauses at all the right spots. Hopefully she gets better material to read.
Probably the parts I wasn't listening to, out of boredom.
Not terrible but not a brag about story.
A enjoyable listen
The narration was excellent, with not to many characters to confuse the listener, making following the story while working on my computer, easy and enjoyable.
Usually find, sorry not being sexist, American female narration a little irritating. This was a excellently narrated story
Follow your heart.
Yes, because the book has a good, if slightly unusual, story line. The characters are well-drawn and totally believable, as is the back-drop of Maine. I enjoy stories in the fantasy genre but often these are a bit far-fetched, but this story did not stretch my credibility. Donna Postel is the first American female whose performance has not annoyed me by being either over-acted or their tones grate. She has a gentle voice with good characterisations.
I have one, but it would be a bit of a spoiler to mention it.
No I haven't but I will be looking out for more read by her.
At times, yes. It is not exactly "sitting-on-the-edge-of-the-chair" exciting, but I have found I have still be listening to it well after midnight (way past my bedtime!).
Perhaps Audible will consider having her previous book Nine Tenths and her soon to be published Celtic Sister recorded. Hope so.
"Slow start but a very enjoyable novel"
Haunting Supernatural mystery
Description of the first time the firefly led Beth to the hidden beach.
No, first time I have listened to any if her novels.
Made me cry on more than one occasion.
Wonderful heart wrenching book, with a good story, but a little slow to start. I almost gave up and abandoned the book, as it was so slow and with too much detail in descriptions given . Glad I persevered as I really did enjoy, once it got going.
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