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Miracle Beach (2011)

by Erin Celello(Favorite Author)
3.43 of 5 Votes: 4
0451233824 (ISBN13: 9780451233820)
NAL Trade
review 1: I found this book to be poorly written ("it slipped out of him like a teenager at midnight"? Come on!), and predictable. We know what the big secret is before we open the book, or we should if we're at all well-read. Yes, it deals with grief, but the subject has been dealt with much more competently by other authors. Celello spends an inordinate amount of time on the details of the heroine's horses (booo-ring) and doesn't even get to the point of the whole story until almost the mid-way point.For me the interesting part was the setting - I live on Vancouver Island and am very familiar with Miracle Beach and environs. The author played so fast and loose with the geography that I was always thinking - "wait a minute, that's not right!". I guess that's artistic license,... more but I found it distracting.Would I recommend this book? No. Would I read another book by this author? No.
review 2: I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected to! It was sad, but there were times I found myself laughing out loud. The emotional journey these people took after losing Nash seemed so very real to me. At times I found myself getting annoyed at one or the other of them, but then realizing how true-to-life that reaction/attitude was, and that I may feel and react the same way myself in that circumstance. A wonderful book. Not so sad that you need a box of tissues (ala Nicholas Sparks), very touching and heartwarming. less
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Would have liked more about the girl and less about the mourning. Not much more, just a little more.
Great first novel! Looking forward to reading more from the author!
Great story. Really enjoyed it.
pretty good
very sad
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