on May 1, 2016
Genres: Women's Fiction
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
When Claire Bradshaw decides to end her dead-end relationship of several years, she only has one place to go - back home to the tiny town of Palmetto Park. Claire keeps bumping into people from her past as she struggles to shake her "better than everybody" reputation, make peace with her enemies, and even attempts to rekindle an old flame. Claire gets to know her old friends all over again and gets to know more about herself as she starts over - right back where it all started.
Claire finds out her boyfriend of seven years is cheating on her. She decides to move back to her hometown. Claire is at loss to what to do with her life so she hopes she finds some inspiration at home. When she gets there some people are happy to see her and some people are not. Some still see her as the better than everyone else. She does her best to remake her image and find what to do next with her life.
In an Oyster Shell – A heartwarming read of having to grow up all over again.
The Pearls – I really liked the idea of the “popular” girl having to eat crow and go back ten years later to her hometown. The story really encompasses how things change. The popular people don’t have it all together. The kids they used to make fun of are now friends that you want to have. This story is a great tale about how growing up changes things in unexpected ways.
I always enjoy a small town setting. It was especially nice because you kind of get to see the backstory as the book progresses. I enjoyed the traditions of the town that bring the characters together.
I really enjoyed the characters especially Claire’s aunt. She seems to be the most understanding to Claire’s situation.
This was a really good book that I would recommend.
The Sand – Not a book I would read again.