Saturday, January 3, 2009
'The Beach House" by Jane Green ....
I received this book as a Christmas gift this year. It is not a book I would have chosen for myself, but I must admit that I enjoyed it. It is a quick and easy read and actually holds your interest to the end.
It is about a group of people, each with their own problems who have lost themselves. Richard has an affair and separates from his wife Daff, causing their teenage daughter to rebel. Bee and Daniel are in therapy to save their marriage, but end up having to face the real issue that separates them. Michael is in an affair with a woman who is completely wrong for him. They all end up at a house on Nantucket owned by Michael's mother Nan, who has been forced to rent rooms for the summer to ward off ravenous developers.
By the end, the characters have learned that in order to be happy they must be true to themselves. The end does have an unexpected twist that pulls the characters together.
If you want a feel good book that doesn't require much thinking, then try this one.