Release Date: July 18, 2017
Genre: General Fiction
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: Growing up in Little Harbor, Maine, the daughter of a widowed lobsterman, Eliza Barnes could haul a trap and row a skiff with the best of them. But she always knew she'd leave that life behind. Now that she's married, with two kids and a cushy front-row seat to suburban country club gossip in an affluent Massachusetts town, she feels adrift.
When her father injures himself in a boating accident, Eliza pushes the pause button on her own life to come to his aid. But when she arrives in Maine, she discovers her father's situation is more dire than he let on. Eliza's homecoming is further complicated by the reemergence of her first love--and memories of their shared secret. Then Eliza meets Mary Brown, a seventeen-year-old local who is at her own crossroad, and Eliza can't help but wonder what her life would have been like if she'd stayed.
* This book was provided by BookSparks in exchange for an honest review.
I would give this book a rating of 4 bookmarks because it kept me wanting to read the next chapter, and I haven’t felt this “lost” in a book for a long time. Mitchell Moore works her magic with words to create a story that unveils pieces of the characters lives as you go on, and brings you along as the story unfolds. But it’s not only the imagery that draws you in, it’s the emotion and the messages that build you up as you follow your characters through heartbreak and hopelessness. The theme of “When in doubt, choose brave” stays with the reader, even after the last page.