A Week at the Shore

A Week at the ShoreIn Her New Bestseller, New York Times Bestselling Barbara Delinsky Explores How Lives And Relationships Are Forever Changed When Three Sisters Reunite At Their Family Rhode Island Beach HouseOne Phone Call Is All It Takes To Lure Real Estate Photographer Mallory Aldiss Back To Her Family Rhode Island Beach Home It S Been Twenty Years Since She S Been Gone Running From The Scandal That Destroyed Her Parents Marriage, Drove Her And Her Two Sisters Apart, And Crushed Her Relationship With Her First Love But Going Home Is Fraught With Emotional Baggage Memories, Mysteries And Secrets AboundMal S Thirteen Year Old Daughter, Joy, Has Never Been To The Place Where Mal S Life Was Shaped And Is Desperate To Go Fatherless, She Craves Family And Especially Wants To Spend Time With The Grandfather She Barely KnowsIn Just Seven Watershed Days On The Rhode Island Coast Three Women Will Test The Bonds Of Sisterhood, Friendship And Family, And Discover The Role That Love And Memory Plays In Defining Their Lives Not much to say about this one This was a slow very slow book and you don t even get what is going on and then the book focuses on a mystery of a missing woman I didn t really care for the hero Jack in this one he was verbally abusive I found and just a jerk and I thought the heroine Mallory could do better I honestly think this whole thing read like a very bad soap opera with a lot of misconceptions that could have been fixed if all characters had a honest talk I didn t like the res Not much to say about this one This was a slow very slow book and you don t even get what is going on and then the book focuses on a mystery of a missing woman I didn t really care for the hero Jack in this one he was verbally abusive I found and just a jerk and I thought the heroine Mallory could do better I honestly think this whole thing read like a very bad soap opera with a lot of misconceptions that could have been fixed if all characters had a honest talk I didn t like the resolution to the mystery it was lame and I think that not all characters were very developed A Week at the Shore follows Mallory Aldiss who after an irate phone call from a long time ex family friend Jack Sabathian, returns to her family s home in Rhode Island Jack calls Mallory accusing her father of threatening him with a gun and telling her she needs to return home and stop leaving things to her younger sister Mallory is a photographer living in New York with her daughter Joy and has not been home in 20 years Mallory is partially estranged from both of her sisters, one that still lives in Rhode Island, and her father Tom who is suffering from Alzheimer s disease Mallory s family fell apart after their neighbor Elizabeth Sabathian disappeared after taking a boat trip with her father 20 years earlier Many people thought that Tom and Elizabeth were having an affair Jack accused him of murdering his mother and Jack and Mallory fell apart The story just follows Jack and Mallory and the sisters with them talking through memories and the truth of their family I can just say that I compared this to other Delinsky books I loved and this just didn t hit the sweet spot for me Mallory was a pushover and I really didn t like her hemming and hawing over everything She let her 13 year old daughter push her around She let Jack push her around I just thought the reveals she tried to get to about her family fell flat.The other characters were underdeveloped Jack was a jerk IMHO The two sisters were barely in this it felt like I didn t really like Joy The other characters who were in this just felt like ghosts Usually Delinsky novels have some really well grounded characters with issues that feel very true to life.The writing at times though was really good why I gave this a 2 When Delinsky focuses on how memory shapes thing, Mallory s childhood memories, the beach, the smells and locations around Mallory things really work This book made me think about my childhood and playing in the woods near a creek on summer days and the smell of the creek and the green of the woods How I could hear bees buzzing and hear the birds chirping with the occasional noise from an animal in the underbrush If Delinsky hadof that I would have loved this book The flow of this book was just terrible I think other reviewers noted how slow this is, and it is really slow You don t start to see resolutions to anything until the last 20 percent of the book Things just felt rushed at that point and I was just glad to be done with this one Who wants to spend A Week At the Shore Delinsky takes us on an emotional journey in her latest novel I think this is the perfect book to get out of the winter blues I love books about family and when these three sisters get back together after 20 years at the shore where a tragedy took place you will not see what s coming Will there be a happy ending 4 stars and I can t wait for you all to grab your copy, I recommend this one. Can you believe this is my first Barbara Delinsky novel She is a wonderful writer This one started off a bit slow but then took right off I was so immersed into the story and family drama This story had a bit of everything A beautiful setting on the shores of Rhode Island, a diverse set of characters in a dysfunctional family and a pinch of mystery.This is the story of three sisters who return to their family home in Rhode Island after twenty years of being away Their father is now sick and Can you believe this is my first Barbara Delinsky novel She is a wonderful writer This one started off a bit slow but then took right off I was so immersed into the story and family drama This story had a bit of everything A beautiful setting on the shores of Rhode Island, a diverse set of characters in a dysfunctional family and a pinch of mystery.This is the story of three sisters who return to their family home in Rhode Island after twenty years of being away Their father is now sick and there are family issues and questions that still need to be answered.A perfect beach read but with a lot of substance I d like to kindly thank NetGalley and St Martin s Press with granting me access to this Advanced Reader Copy This is a big meaty book figuratively, but also literally at 400 in the trade paperback hardback version that really delivers if you enjoy family sagas, changing relationships and a little mystery thrown in The setting is wonderful a charming town and so lifelike shore The main characters are three sisters who are forced to confront their past and establish their future Delinsky writes it all so well the dialogue, the settings, the developing mysteries, the romance s Hard to put down This is a big meaty book figuratively, but also literally at 400 in the trade paperback hardback version that really delivers if you enjoy family sagas, changing relationships and a little mystery thrown in The setting is wonderful a charming town and so lifelike shore The main characters are three sisters who are forced to confront their past and establish their future Delinsky writes it all so well the dialogue, the settings, the developing mysteries, the romance s Hard to put down if you want to escape to the shore for a week This book releases in a few days, be sure to get your copy I should have savored it of course, but once I started, I just kept turning pages I ve been reading Barbara Delinsky for years, and she never disappoints A great read for summer A Week At The ShoreBarbara DelinskyBarbara Delinsky s latest novel is outstanding a real gem that has something for everyone, family drama, second chance romance, secrets and a decades old mystery that has torn apart not one but two families Her main protagonist Mallory is very genuine and a trooper, an optimist when she could have so easily become a darker figure because of her past, her daughter Joy is a breath of fresh air, bubbly, girlish and still an old wise soul The family dynamics is i A Week At The ShoreBarbara DelinskyBarbara Delinsky s latest novel is outstanding a real gem that has something for everyone, family drama, second chance romance, secrets and a decades old mystery that has torn apart not one but two families Her main protagonist Mallory is very genuine and a trooper, an optimist when she could have so easily become a darker figure because of her past, her daughter Joy is a breath of fresh air, bubbly, girlish and still an old wise soul The family dynamics is intense and the audience will be breathless waiting to uncover all the secrets and lies So if you re looking for that perfect beach read or in these times a shelter in place read and your forte is a gripping story, over the top dysfunctional family drama, a long buried secret and characters that pop from the page give A Week At The Shore a try, you won t be disappointed.Narration The narration by Therese Plummer is spot on her female voices and her delineation between Mallory s adult and the teenaged exuberance of Joy is outstanding and her male voices are really good too Plus the added emotion she places in just the right spots are excellent.Successful real estate photographer Mallory Aldiss and her teenage daughter Joy have a good life in Manhattan but when she receives a phone call from a former hometown friend it sends her reeling, sends her back to a painful time in her life and sends her back to the small Rhode Island shore town where she grew up and the family she s been estranged from for twenty years She doesn t know what to think about what awaits her she only knows that her father is ill and she just has to put on her big girl panties get there and see what s really going on And just maybe she ll be able to find outabout the night that tore her family apart and tore her apart from the boy she once loved Maybe she ll never find out the truth but she ll never know if she doesn t step on the gas and get there I want to thank St Martin s Press for this advanced readers copy I have read many of Barbara Delinsky s book s and I have to say I have enjoyed most of them Barbara Delinsky know s how to tell a good story and this is no exception Mallory has been away from her family home for twenty years and she decides to return too the home on the beach in Rhode Island where she grew up Now as a grown women with a 13 yr old daughter she s dealing with her painful family past, secret s and her first love I want to thank St Martin s Press for this advanced readers copy I have read many of Barbara Delinsky s book s and I have to say I have enjoyed most of them Barbara Delinsky know s how to tell a good story and this is no exception Mallory has been away from her family home for twenty years and she decides to return too the home on the beach in Rhode Island where she grew up Now as a grown women with a 13 yr old daughter she s dealing with her painful family past, secret s and her first love I definately recommend this book Highly emotional and a bit like a mystery wrapped up in a family drama I lost count of how many times I set this book down saying what just happened Barbara Delinsky manages to pull me in again with a story I won t stop thinking about for awhile. Mallory reluctantly returns home to Bay Bluff, Rhode Island after a lengthy time away When a phone call from home triggers fears about her father s health, she makes the decision to drive to the shore for a week with her teenage daughter, Joy in tow.Mallory s world was torn about twenty years prior with the mysterious disappearance of a close family friend, and the consequential break up of her budding romance with the boy next door Much has changed over the years she is the link between her Mallory reluctantly returns home to Bay Bluff, Rhode Island after a lengthy time away When a phone call from home triggers fears about her father s health, she makes the decision to drive to the shore for a week with her teenage daughter, Joy in tow.Mallory s world was torn about twenty years prior with the mysterious disappearance of a close family friend, and the consequential break up of her budding romance with the boy next door Much has changed over the years she is the link between her two sister s, who do not speak Her parents divorce caused a riff between the family, and sides were drawn The house she grew up in the same, yet has suffered neglect as well Her father is as harsh as ever, but is also suffering through health issues he and her sister are trying to ignore She spent twenty years creating a new life for herself, trying to ignore the past, but it will not be ignored Mallory s week at home unearths some harsh truths, and as the week passes Mallory learnsof herself, her parents marriage and why so much happened as it did.I enjoyed reading this book, and asof the story was revealed, Mallory s thought process becameclear, as did the reason for the harshness of characters throughout the story This is the story of several families torn apart by selfishness and stubbornness The choices we all make have such an impact on those around us, and the characters in this story are no exception Barbara Delinsky has long been a favorite author of mine Her books are classified as romance, yet I feel they aresubstantial books of women s fiction Barbara writes stories of ordinary people searching for solutions in an ordinary, realistic world I enjoyed this latest book by Barbara Delinksy It s the perfect beach read and I loved all of the characters and the story line was good It was a little slow in the beginning but then I started to enjoy itThanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this early release in exchange for my honest review Due to be published May 2020.

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  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • A Week at the Shore
  • Barbara Delinsky
  • 06 June 2017
  • 1250119510