Elizabeth Gallagher has been balancing on the ragged edge for a while now. Then, a rough case on the boards of her 911-operator job collides with a family conflict at home, and Elizabeth finds herself finally coming apart at the seams. A four-state road trip - trapped in a car with her mother - is the last thing she needs.
Their destination may be beautiful Hatteras Island, but the reason for going is anything by pleasant. After one disastrous hurricane, and with a second one working its way up the coast, it’s time to convince Aunt Sandy to abandon her little seaside store on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and return to the family fold in Michigan.
But when the storm sweeps through, the three women will discover that sisterhood and the sea can change hearts, lives, and futures...often in the most unpredictable of ways.
This is a prequel to The Prayer Box but is easily a stand alone.
Elizabeth Gallagher has had a rough year and her Mom and Aunt, who lives in the Outer Banks Of North Carolina, are locked in a battle over selling land. Elizabeth is a 911 dispatcher who is second guessing her response to a call and her kids are growing up faster than she’d like! Her marriage is not all that she hoped. All of this culminates into a trip to visit her Aunt just as a hurricane develops. Family wins as closeness and understanding grow and life finds a balance.
The book is in first person, which is not always my favorite but the narrator, Sybil Johnson, does an amazing job making it work. The emotion and intonation is spot on. The characters are well done and I can feel Elizabeth’s angst as she navigates this part of her life.
The book is a quick one just a few hours, but well worth the listen!
1 su 1 utenti hanno ritenuto utile questa recensione
I could not go past chapter 3- The main character was in so much agony over her personal situation. I listened to the sample and did not detect the story to be this way. It was making me so uncomfortable I had to stop the book. JH
I only wish this book were longer! The struggles are real, as well as the resolutions. Excellent.
The book was okay. I wanted more resolution at the end, but this is a more low-key, realistic novel so it didn’t really take away from the experience. I particularly enjoyed listening to the narrator. She has such a wonderful, soothing and sweet voice.
the narrators different voices sounded like I was listening to a Scooby Doo Mystery! terrible
I bought this story after I listened to The Prayer Box thinking it would be as goo
2 su 4 utenti hanno ritenuto utile questa recensione
When I saw that this story takes place prior to the Prayer Box, I immediately bought it. I failed to see that it was a novella rather than a full-length book. The story and characters are good. The narration was too much. Elizabeth’s mother and aunt Sandy sound like characters from an 80’s sit-com. They are just way too much. It distracted from the characters and what they were saying. I don’t understand the need some narrators have to “overact.” If I wanted to watch a movie, I would watch a movie. The same goes for enjoying a play. Books, whether I am reading or listening to them, should be just that - my mind will give the characters each their own voice. The written word is so powerful; don’t overpower it with narration.
0 su 1 utenti hanno ritenuto utile questa recensione