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4/19/11

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax

Description

Another perfect beach read from the author of The Accidental Bestseller.

Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.

Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust-and destroy their lives a second time.

About the Author

Wendy Wax is the author of eight previous novels. A former broadcaster, she lives in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband and two teenage sons, who have turned her into the shortest member of the family.

Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 042524086X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425240861
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER
MY THOUGHTS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

Three strangers are united in the most unlikely of ways.  Madeline, a wife and stay at home mother, doesn't really have a life of her own and just when she thinks she might follow her own dreams, everything comes crashing down when she finds her financial-planner husband has been laid off after investing all of his clients' money in a Madoff-like fund.  He even invested their own money there and lost everything.  Avery has lost her job as the host of a cable home renovation show when she divorces her husband after being reduced to a sidekick and being outmaneuvered by her boss with her ex's help.  Her father left her an inheritance which was invested in the same Ponzi scheme.  Nikki, a matchmaker, also lost all of her money to her brother, the mastermind behind the fraud fund.

The three are thrown together when they learn that they are co-owners of a historical mansion in Florida.  Each of them make their way and with Avery's connections and knowledge of home and design, they decide to spend the summer there renovating the house in order to make a larger profit.  Not only do they rebuild the house, but themselves both emotionally and financially although there are plenty of twist and turns to get to that point.  Kyra, Maddie's daughter comes to help out as well, when she finds herself pregnant by a movie star while she is working on one of his films.  I think Kyra, even though she is a minor character, became one of my favorite people in the group with her quiet prodding to get the best out of each woman and frame their developing friendship on film.  Even though these women start out on shaky ground, they quickly become true friends and learn the value of themselves and friendship.

I just adored this book and the writing.  It is the perfect book for sitting on the beach with something cold to drink and never wanting to get up until you are finished. It is the perfect length to last all day. Each woman offers a different perspective on betrayal.  Maddie realizes that she can stand on her own two feet and is much stronger than she thinks.  Avery learns that she has more than good looks and can take care of herself as well as that a  relationship should be a partnership.  Nicole just does the right thing, but I won't tell you what that is, you will have to read the book to find that out.  This would also make a wonderful book club selection since there are many dynamics that can be explored.

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Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a US mailing address (PO Boxes OK)
Contest ends on 5.3.11 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 5.4.11
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
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48 comments:

  1. This book sounds delightful. And a perfect beach read. Plus, I have a soft spot for any book set in Florida! :)

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  2. I entered - looks like a great book! I live in Canada but the entry made me say I live in the US - are you plotting a takeover?

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  3. ACKK - -Sorry Dana -- I was in a hurry to get this posted and I left in the part about it being open to Canada -- I can't afford international postage for this one, so it is limited to the US --
    The next one is open to everyone and will have a couple of great chick lit books for Spring!

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  4. This book sounds great! Thanks for the contest!

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  5. Your book sounds wonderful. Please enter me in your give-a-way.
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  6. Can't wait to read this one!

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  9. Love the summery cover! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Cool bookmark too? I am in!
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  13. Love the premise for this book! Right out of today's headlines. This book is going on my wishlist.

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  14. Only one more week. Got my fingers crossed :)

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  48. LINDA -- lindalou


    An email has been sent to the lucky person named above (first part of their email address in case my note ends up in spam). The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

    Thanks to all who entered.

    PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOR THE EMAIL FROM BOOKHOUNDS @ HOTMAIL REQUESTING YOUR MAILING ADDRESS!

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