Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Mermaid Chair

What a great book! It was hard to put this one down. The story flowed and was well written.

They story is about a women, Jessie who's been married for 20 years and their only child is off at college, when she finds out her mother has severely hurt herself "back home" on an island off of the South Carolina Coast.

Jessie who has an estranged relationship with her mother leaves the next morning to try and help her deal with what ever demons still haunt her from her own life, starting back when her husband (Jessie's father) was killed in a boating accident when Jessie and her brother were kids.

The story walks us through Jessie's growing Independence, a little love story with someone unexpected, learning her mothers deep dark secrets and just learning how to cope with life in general.

Its a great book to curl up on the coach, under a warm blanket with a hot cup of coca and enjoy.

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