Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax is the perfect novel to escape into! I’ve read one other book by Wendy Wax, that being Magnolia Wednesdays, which I loved. So I knew I wanted to read Ten Beach Road and I wasn’t disappointed. I really enjoy the writing style of Wendy Wax and I can’t wait to read more by her. She manages to draw me into the lives of her characters to the point where I just can’t put the book down until I’m finished. Ten Beach Road is one to throw in your beach bag this summer and enjoy!
Madeline, Avery, and Nicole have never met but they are about to be thrown together because each has suffered a great financial loss thanks to a financial advisor who has taken off with everyone’s money. The women all come from different backgrounds but it seems the one thing they have in common now is that they have shared ownership in a beachfront property in Florida. The women all meet to take a look at this property they now own in the hopes that they can recoup some of their financial losses but they are sorely disappointed by what they find when they get there – it is a disastrous mess!
They decide to restore Bella Flora to all her former glory but it’s going to take a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get this place to where they can sell it for a good price, which is what they all need in order to get out of the predicaments they are in financially. What unfolds as these three women work to get this place restored is at times serious and at others hilarious, but one thing it never is, is dull!
Usually when I read a book that involves a group of women I will gravitate towards one and connect more with them but in Ten Beach Road I really liked all three women. They were each very different in their personalities but they were all good and kind people at heart and I think that’s what attracted me to all of them. Madeline is at a point in her life where her children have finally gone off to college and she’s looking forward to time for herself. That is until she learns that her husband has actually been out of a job for half a year and lost all their money to this financial advisor and yet never once thought to tell her. Avery has been on a television home repair show with her now ex-husband for a few years but the show is really focused on him now and they decide to boot her out, which comes at a really inopportune time as she’s lost all her money to the financial advisor as well. Then there’s Nicole who is an extremely successful matchmaker but was also one of the people who put all her money in with the financial advisor and now she’s left with no money, a tarnished reputation, and an even bigger secret that she’s been keeping from the ladies.
What I loved most about Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax was the relationships that these women built as they got to know each other. They were complete strangers when they first met at Bella Flora but as they worked to restore her, they found that they themselves were being restored by the friendship that had blossomed between them all. I love books that revolve around women’s friendships so I really enjoyed this novel and hated to see it end. Wendy Wax also has such a way with words and I loved the descriptions of the area and especially of Bella Flora. What I wouldn’t give to have a beachfront property like Bella Flora to restore!
I read Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax for her book tour with TLC Book Tours. You can visit all the other tour stops here. Be sure to check out Wendy Wax’s website as well as checking her out on Facebook. Your own copy of Ten Beach Road can be purchased here in the US and here in Canada.
I have one copy of Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax up for grabs! To enter…
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This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, June 25/11. Good luck everyone!
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