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Firefly Beach | [Meira Pentermann]

Firefly Beach

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    L.W. 06-23-14
    L.W. 06-23-14

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    "Summer Beach Read really different"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dog Lady 05-03-15
    Dog Lady 05-03-15
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    "Intriguing plot"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nana Jan PA 08-02-14
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    "Very enjoyable read."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    What about Donna Postel’s performance did you like?

    She had the ability to use her voice as a performance without needing gestures to get things across.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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    Any additional comments?

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "not an unforgettable"
    What would have made Firefly Beach better?

    A bit more action, a very drawn out story. I love 20+ hour books, glad this wasn't more than it was.


    What could Meira Pentermann have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More action. I don't know it was just blah, I did not have any emotional reaction to any of the characters.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Donna Postel’s performances?

    Her voice was good. She has a pleasant rhythm, stops, starts, pauses at all the right spots. Hopefully she gets better material to read.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Firefly Beach?

    Probably the parts I wasn't listening to, out of boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    Not terrible but not a brag about story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Nigel
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    12/4/13
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    "pleasantly surprised"
    If you could sum up Firefly Beach in three words, what would they be?

    A enjoyable listen


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What about Donna Postel’s performance did you like?

    Usually find, sorry not being sexist, American female narration a little irritating. This was a excellently narrated story


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Follow your heart.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Miss J. Gordon-Clark
    Ponteland, Northumberland
    10/31/14
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    "Pleasantly surprised"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Firefly Beach?

    I have one, but it would be a bit of a spoiler to mention it.


    Have you listened to any of Donna Postel’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't but I will be looking out for more read by her.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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!).


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps Audible will consider having her previous book Nine Tenths and her soon to be published Celtic Sister recorded. Hope so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Christie
    UK
    10/14/14
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    "Slow start but a very enjoyable novel"
    If you could sum up Firefly Beach in three words, what would they be?

    Haunting Supernatural mystery


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Firefly Beach?

    Description of the first time the firefly led Beth to the hidden beach.


    Have you listened to any of Donna Postel’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No, first time I have listened to any if her novels.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me cry on more than one occasion.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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