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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ten Beach Road...Review

About the book:
On the brink of ruin, three very different women discover themselves where they least expect…at Ten Beach Road

Madeline, Avery and Nikki are strangers to one another, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover that their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager…leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.

Madeline Singer is a homemaker coping with empty-nest syndrome and an unemployed husband. Avery Lawford is an architect—or was, until she somehow became the sidekick on her ex-husband’s TV show. And professional matchmaker Nikki Grant is trying to recover from her biggest mistake…

No on is going to save them but themselves. Determined to fight back, they throw their lots in together and take on the challenge of restoring the historic beach house to its former glory. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, their secrets threaten to tear down their trust, and destroy their lives a second time…

Ten Beach Road has all the hallmarks of a feel good, chick-lit novel.  It covers friendship, family, and trust.  We watch women building relationships, forming friendships and learning about loyalty.  There's a lot of house remodeling drama along the lines of reality television.  We have an unwed mother and a celebrity father.  We see a marriage stretch, strain and strengthen. 

All the parts were there and while it was a nice diversion, it was nothing more.  I liked it well enough, I didn't love it.  The characters never really resonated with me.  Fans of Wendy Wax will enjoy this and you can see some very positive reviews on the blog tour.

There is moderate, conversational but disappointing profanity.  This is a light summer read, perfect for some escape time. 

Thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Wendy Wax here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Check out the other stops on the tour here:

Monday, May 2nd:  Teresa’s Reading Corner 
Tuesday, May 3rd:  Along the Way 
Wednesday, May 4th:  BookNAround 
Thursday, May 5th:  2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews 
Monday, May 9th:  A Cozy Reader’s Corner 
Tuesday, May 10th:  One Book Shy of a Full Shelf 
Wednesday, May 11th:  Reviews from the Heart 
Thursday, May 12th:  Book Club Classics 
Friday, May 13th:  Peeking Between the Pages 
Monday, May 16th:  Life in Review 
Tuesday, May 17th:  Book Hooked Blog 
Wednesday, May 18th:  Simply Stacie 
Thursday, May 19th:  Book Reviews by Molly 
Friday, May 20th:  Colloquium 
Tuesday, May 24th:  Deb’s Book Bag 
Wednesday, May 25th:  Redlady’s Reading Room 
Thursday, May 26th:  Rundpinne 
Tuesday, May 31st:  Luxury Reading


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3/5 Stars


  1. Sorry you weren't able to connect with the characters in this one.

  2. Ah, I'm sorry it wasn't a better fit for you. Thank you so much for being on the tour and giving it a try!