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A Peaceful Coastal Town…Threatened by a Storm of Secrets
It’s 1916 when newspaper woman Anna McDowell learns her estranged father has suffered a stroke. Deciding it’s time to repair bridges, Anna packs up her precocious adolescent daughter and heads for her hometown in Sunset Cove, Oregon.
Although much has changed since the turn of the century, some things haven’t. Anna finds the staff of her father’s paper not exactly eager to welcome a woman into the editor-in-chief role, but her father insists he wants her at the helm. Anna is quickly pulled into the charming town and her new position…but just as quickly learns this seaside getaway harbors some dark and dangerous secrets.
With Oregon’s new statewide prohibition in effect, crime has crept along the seacoast and invaded even idyllic Sunset Cove. Anna only meant to get to know her father again over the summer, but instead, she finds herself rooting out the biggest story the town has ever seen—and trying to keep her daughter safe from it all.
I have to say I loved the feistiness and determination of Anna and her daughter. Having a strained and damaged relationship with my own father, I could relate to what Anna felt towards her father. However, I have never had the second chance Anna did with her father.
This book includes faith, second chances, love, forgiveness, and more. The characters were multi-dimensional. The storyline was interesting. Danger and intrigue-both filled the pages of the book. I loved how Anna wound up running her father’s paper and doing a good job of it.
The details Anna believed to be true about her parents turned out to be skewed, and she has the opportunity to also reconcile with her mother. The details about prohibition and alcohol runners keep the storyline moving along.
So if you want to read a Historical Christian fiction book dealing with prohibition, second chances, and family, check out this book for yourself.
About Melody Carlson
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales of around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors, etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.
I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.