At the Breakers
"Soon or a little too lateeverything you never knewyou always wanted turns uphereat The Breakers" -- from the book In her new novel At The Breakers, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, author of the widely praised and beloved Come and Go, Molly Snow, presents Jo Sinclair, a longtime single mother of four children. Fleeing an abusive relationship after a shocking attack, Jo finds herself...more
Hardcover, 339 pages
Published March 6th 2009 by University Press of Kentucky
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While this wasn't an amazing book, I'm surprised it doesn't have more of an audience on Goodreads. It is more or less standard women's fiction, but I enjoyed the Jersey Shore and NYC setting and the complicated family life of the main character. Her abusive, stalker ex- boyfriend felt like too much for this kind of story; the youngest daughter's plot line offered enough drama. The sometimes witty dialogue, and the occasionally sharp observations on family relationships suggests that the author p...more
Nov 03, 2009 Tracy O rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Women and Those Who Like Come & Go, Molly Snow
This is chick lit (not of the extreme variety, but guys won't like this book), but I loved it. Any of my friends who liked Come and Go, Molly Snow will find this a sure fire thing. Great characters, compelling story. And, while it's not The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay or the Great Gatsby, I was totally engaged in it.
If you like Lifetime movies, you'll probably enjoy this book. I do not and didn't like the protagonist. The ending was predictable and infuriating. Obviously the protagonist never learns from her mistakes. For the full review: