I can tell that summer is near, I’m reading more and more. There is something about sitting down and reading while the breeze blows, the birds chirp and the world is warm that just works. Or maybe it’s the fact that life slows down in the summer and you have more time to just sit and read? Who cares what the reason is… it’s summer and that means I’m reading more.
I finished my latest book yesterday. I’m still enjoying reading books that I can get free through Amazon Prime. This time I read All the Breaking Waves: A Novel, by Kerry Lonsdale.
Molly is an art history professor, a jewelry maker and a mother to her eight year old daughter Cassie. But, those are the easy things to understand about Molly. She has a secret or ten that she has kept from the public for years.
Molly lost both her parents on the same day just before graduating from high school. This experience altered her path and choices for the rest or her life, or so she thought. When her daughter Cassie began having premonitions about tragic experiences with her friends, Molly had no choice but to dive back into the life that is her past. Molly packs up her stuff and Cassie and heads back to the house she called home.
Molly never expected to go back to her Nana’s house in Pacific Grove, but she knew that was the best place for Cassie to get the help she needed. While there Molly has to face the many pieces of her past that she walked away from many years before.
I found myself drawn into All the Breaking Waves: A Novel. It was one of those books you knew would have a happy ending, but you keep reading just to make sure you are right. The relationships in this book feel true to life. The questions and challenges that Molly faces may not be the same as other mothers, but I think that most mom’s can relate to the challenges she is facing and the choices she makes. I would highly recommend this book.