When 30-year-old Julia, mourning the death of her husband, decides to sell the Santa Cruz beach house they owned together, she sets in motion a final summer that will change the lives of all the families who rent it year after year. Teenaged Chris discovers the bittersweet joy of first love. Maggie and Joe, married sixty-five years, courageously face a separation that even their devotion cannot prevent. The married woman Peter yearns for suddenly comes within his reach. And Julia ultimately finds the strength to rebuild her life-something she once thought impossible. With equal measures of heartbreak and happiness, best-selling author Georgia Bockoven's unforgettable novel tells of the beauty of life and the power of love, and speaks to every woman who has ever clung to a child or loved a man.
©2009, 1997 Georgia Bockoven (P)2014 Tantor
"Georgia Bockoven knows the secret to stirring readers' feelings." (The Sacramento Bee)
I really enjoyed this book. I was thrown for a minute when the characters changed but loved it. Who does not want to be loved by Maggie and Joe?
The characters were interesting but a bit dated and old fashioned.
Predictable. It all ended very neatly, nothing unexpected. A few twists and turns would have added interest.
Absolutely not! She over pronounces every syllable and makes the characters dialogue sound stilted and very unbelievable. Nobody talks like that! I would have ordered the sequels if they were performed by someone else.
A better performer reading it.
The story was good enough that I would consider reading the sequels but absolutely wouldn't listen to this performer again.
It was at the beach; had very interesting characters and story line was awesome! It's was a representation of life and I think when at the beach people relax and emotions are more easily seen.
I loved the entire story! Each had their unique qualities drawing me completely in. I knew this would be a great audio and I am very glad Georgia's books are coming in audio. This is my first written by her and I have the second ready to go! Maggie and Joe are favorites and their cat Josie.
They bring the families to real life. I felt like I knew every person.
I could have had I had the time. I enjoyed this book very much!
I love the beach but I also love real life relationships and the troubles and solutions that come with working them out! I am excited to have Georgia Bockoven's books in audio! Can't wait for the second..downloaded and ready to go. Yes, I would listen to this again.
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