Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Book Review and Giveaway: All the Breaking Waves
After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made.
Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment—something Molly never had. But when Cassie is plagued by horrific visions and debilitating nightmares, Molly is forced to return to the one place she swore she’d never move back to—home to Pacific Grove.
A riveting exploration of love, secrets, and motherhood, All the Breaking Waves is the poignant story of a woman who discovers she must confront her past, let go of her guilt, and summon everything in her power to save her daughter. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)
I fell in love with Kerry Lonsdale's debut, Everything We Keep, this past summer, so I knew I had to read All the Breaking Waves as soon as possible. Kerry has once again proven her strong and captivating storytelling prowess.
This time around, Kerry has written a powerful story about mother and daughter relationships. The power in this case is psychic, more often than not. The story begins with Cassie's night terror involving her best friend and then escalates from that point onward, prompting Molly to re-visit her childhood home, as well as the horrible memories it evokes. She has to find a way to make things from her past right again, even with some other complications arising.
Everything was easy to visualize and I could practically smell the rain in the air or taste Nana Mary's cooking. Molly's flashbacks built up the story a lot and it was interesting to piece everything together from her past. The dialogue and interactions between characters felt genuine and honest.
After Everything We Keep, I was hoping for more of a shocking twist from this novel. However, there were some surprises in store that kept me on my toes. And maybe you will be shocked by some of them.
Overall, this was a very impressive novel that was hard to put down, and I look forward to reading more by Kerry in 2017!
My dream movie cast:
Molly: Emily Van Camp
Cassie: Bella Lotz
Nana: Tyne Daly
Owen: Jay Hernandez
Phoebe: Alexandra Daddario
Thanks to Kerry Lonsdale for the book in exchange for an honest review. She has one copy for a lucky reader!
How to win: Use Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. If you have trouble using Rafflecopter on our blog, enter the giveaway here.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway ends December 12th at midnight EST.