By Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

"Soon or a bit too lateeverything you by no means knewyou constantly sought after turns uphereat The Breakers" -- from the book

In her new novel At The Breakers, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, writer of the commonly praised and liked Come and move, Molly Snow, provides Jo Sinclair, an established unmarried mom of 4 little ones. Fleeing an abusive dating after a stunning assault, Jo unearths herself in Sea Cove, New Jersey, in entrance of The Breakers, a salty previous lodge within the strategy of protection. swiftly, she negotiates a task portray the visitor rooms and settles in along with her youngest baby, thirteen-year-old Nick. As every one room is reworked lower than brush and curler, Jo unearths how to renovate herself, reclaiming a promising lifestyles derailed by way of being pregnant and a pressured marriage at age fourteen.

Jo's new existence on the lodge incorporates a memorable mixture of locals and visitors, between them Iris Zephyr, the hotel's ninety-two-year-old everlasting boarder; Charlie, a noble mixed-breed puppy; Marco, proprietor of a close-by fuel station/liquor shop, who may well develop into Jo's subsequent mistake; and enigmatic Wendy, her streetwise eighteen-year-old daughter, who indicators on as housekeeper. Irrepressible Victor Mangold, Jo's former professor and a well known poet a few two decades her senior, invitations himself to Thanksgiving dinner and into her existence, his ardour awakening Jo's longing for artwork and love.

At The Breakers is a deeply felt and fantastically written novel approximately forgiveness and reconciliation. In Jo's phrases, she is "trying to discover how to stay" as a long-suffering girl who's positioned during the hearth and emerges with an opportunity at an entire, wealthy existence for herself and her young ones, if simply she has the religion to take it.

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