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AT WAVE’S END is the story of a woman who wins a down-and-out inn at the Jersey shore…weeks before a major hurricane. After the storm dredges up deception and emotional debris, this mother and her daughter must find their way back to each other, all while caring for the unlikely guests at The Mermaid’s Purse B&B. Here’s how my publisher describes this novel:
After a childhood as unpredictable as the flip of a coin, Faith Sterling has finally found her comfort zone in the kitchen of an upscale Manhattan restaurant. A workaholic chef, at least there she’s in control. So when her free-spirited and often-gullible mother, Connie, calls to announce that she’s won a bed-and-breakfast on the Jersey Shore, Faith’s patience boils over. Convinced the contest is a scam, she rushes to Wave’s End to stop Connie from trading her steady job for an uncertain future.
When a hurricane ravages the coast, Faith is torn between supporting the shore rescue and bailing out her beleaguered boss. But the storm dredges up deceptions and emotional debris that threaten to destroy the inn’s future and her fragile bonds with her mother.
As the women struggle to salvage both the inn and their relationship, Faith begins to see herself and Connie in a new light—and to realize that some moments are better left to chance.
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Here’s what readers are saying about AT WAVE’S END:
“An engaging story about a bottled-up woman who is transformed after she winds up dealing with a bunch of wounded characters, among them her mother, in a ramshackle inn following a storm.” Susan Breen, author of The Fiction Class and the Maggie Dove Mystery Series.
“A truly authentic and genuine novel.”
“Heartwarming story of how a tragedy changed lives for the better and stirred hope and friendship.”
“A fun, light, heartwarming read that shows the resiliency of and the generosity of mankind.”
“I absolutely loved this book! Back when I read Donovan’s debut novel, DELIVER HER, I knew she was an author I’d always read. That loyalty has been cemented with AT WAVE’S END.”
“If you survived Hurricane Sandy, you will more than relate to this novel. If it didn’t affect you personally, you will have a better understanding of its impact through this novel.”