At Wave’s End by Patricia Perry Donovan


My review
A mustread book on mother daughter relationship. Faith is exasperated with her mother’s naivety and innocent mind when she gets duped by scammers. But the latest was when she supposedly wins a bedandbreakfast inn, Mermaid’s Purse which is nothing like the picture depicted. Faith is at wit’s end with this Mermaid’s Purse at Wave’s End. A cyclone Nadine destroys the town and brings out the physical and emotional upheavals… 

This is my first book by the author Patricia Perry Donovan, and what a beautiful read it was. It was everything the story promised and more. She has done a fabulous job describing a mother and daughter relationship sometimes coated with frustration, with anger, fights, skirmishes, arguments, but always on the background of love

I love stories like this, where love is depicted in so many ways. The author has made the main character Faith as the too controlling street smart daughter, who learns to calm down and start trusting her mother, and the mother Connie, as the naive and innocent victim of most online scams, who learns to be confident and start trusting herself. 

I loved the play by play moments of emotions on the landscape of a relationship which is at tether hooks sometimes. It is due to love that Faith moves to protect her mother, it is due to love that Connie tells Faith everything, even when she knows she would be rebuked for it. Every nuance of a mother daughter relationship, including long hidden secrets, is explored here. 

The author Patricia has shown a beautiful facet of humanity, a natural calamity, though it brings devastation and loss, it also brings the inner innate humane into surface. Strangers come together and show love, compassion, and life-long friendship. Such bonds, forged in moments of needare forever bound by kindness and gratitude

Patricia has great power over her writing, every word adds to the story, every sentence is a beautiful vision and every page reads like a scene of a movie. 

The book, its story and its characters, is a tight weave of emotions, and Patricia is the weaver who joins them all together in a bond arising from destruction but surviving in friendship, with moments of hope and ever binding love… 

Thank you for writing this book, Patricia, you brought me warmth and a strength to look into the brighter tomorrow. This I swear to the Moon and Stars… 

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher, Lake Union Publishing and this is my honest and unbiased opinion. 

My rating : 5 stars and more
About the Author 

The author of the novel Deliver Her, Patricia Perry Donovan is an American journalist who writes about health care. Several years ago, she began writing fiction, and since then, her work has appeared in literary journals such as the Bookends Review, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Flash Fiction Magazine, Gravel Literary Journal, and Hippocampus Magazine. The mother of two grown daughters, she lives at the Jersey Shore with her husband. 

Book blurb 

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. 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.

Product Details 

Publication date : 15th August 2017 

Publisher : Lake Union Publishing 

Language : English 

Available on Amazon, free with Kindle Unlimited 


A beautiful  mother-daughter read


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