“Then she closed her eyes, tilted her head back, and let the rain soak her straight through.” ― Erin Celello

Book Review: Miracle Beach by Erin Celello

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“Then she closed her eyes, tilted her head back, and let the rain soak her straight through.”
― Erin Celello
Title: Miracle Beach
Author: Erin Celello
First Published: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 326

Summary:
Macy Allen, an accomplished equestrienne, has relied on her horses and her husband, Nash, to pull her through. But after Nash dies in a tragic accident, Macy learns devastating secrets about his life that rock her belief in their marriage and herself. Nash's mother, Magda, blames Macy for her only son's death. When her husband, Jack, moves to Vancouver Island in a desperate attempt to feel closer to the son he's lost and never really knew, Magda's bitterness threatens to alienate the people she needs most. As this unlikely family questions how well they knew Nash and what love really means, still another surprise awaits them-an irrepressible child who will overturn all their expectations.

Review:

This was an enjoyable read that discusses grief. The writing style was one of the few thing I actually enjoyed. The world building was very well done as well.

There were many issues I had with this book. In my opinion, the writer knew how to weave the story well, too well in if you ask me. Many events within the book are written in a way that seemed to me the writer wanted to make it easy to come to a conclusion, which I didn’t like at all. It didn’t make sense. Many times I sat there and thought “Of course this would happen."

Even though the book contains only 326 pages, it still felt too long. Many things I wanted to know were left unanswered, while unimportant stuff were being discussed on and on. I had a hard time to be attentive while reading it, so in my case, this book was rather dull.

I am however thankful for reading it. There were some perspectives within this book I hadn’t thought of before so I did definitely learn something new. However, I don’t see myself rereading it.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading contemporary and doesn’t mind some dull moments within a book.

Rating:  ★★★



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