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Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Shore House by Heidi Hostetter

There is a house which has held good memories of summers past for the Bennet family and now Kaye wants to recreate the same atmosphere that was there in the past. But the children are grown up now and nothing ever remains the same.

With good intentions two adult children are summoned for a holiday - Stacy and Ryan who is an easy going man with two kids and another on the way. Brad turns up with Iona his partner who from the word go is definitely not in sync with Kaye the matriarch of the family. Stacy and her mother do not really get on well and she needs her brother Brad to run interference. Chase the father is over protected by his wife after a near fatal heart attack and is now allowed any decisions of his own by Kaye. It does not augur well for a peaceful and happy summer.

Families - the threads of anxiety, of competitiveness, of animosity and feelings of overbearing as well as not being compassionate are common in lots of families. This is a story of one such family who try over one summer to iron out differences so that the family unit can be maintained.

Descriptive of the area in which the Shore House is situated almost idyllic in fact this was a family saga.

Sent by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Bookouture.


  1. Thank you for this review. It sounds like an interesting and realistic read about what happens to families. Also, thank you for visiting my blog.

  2. This sounds like something I would enjoy. I have it on my wishlist.

  3. The cover design (fonts and background colors) reminds me so much of Elin Hilderbrand's Summer of '69.