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"Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo’s exquisite debut novel, The Mosquito Hours, tells the powerful story of three courageous women, struggling with the rippling effects of guarded secrets, misguided lies, and heartbreaking mistakes. Revelations add layers of meaning, deepening our understanding--and theirs, of themselves, each other, their relationships—as the novel builds toward ...more
Paperback, First, 342 pages
Published April 28th 2014 by Thorncraft Publishing
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Tam Gaylor
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved the strong women characters, I got lost in their struggles, story and triumphs. Very real great story teller!
Katerobinson
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Mosquito Hours has been described as a great beach read by other reviewers. While I agree, it makes me long for the beach, in season or not, the meat of the book makes you think a lot more than the description of "beach read" usually conjures in my mind. I think of beach reads as light, fluffy books. The Mosquito Hours will make you think, so if you read it on the beach, you just might want time to walk alone along the shore and consider your own life and its stories, your relationships and ...more
Laura
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An impressive debut novel, THE MOSQUITO HOURS brings to life a close-knit family of women living in an insular coastal town. Along the way they reveal long-hidden secrets and the after effects of loss.

All four women in the family are strong female characters plagued by a secret that may have (unknowingly) shaped their lives. I enjoyed getting to know the women in DeLorenzo's story and thought the revealed secret was plausible and pertinent to the character's development.

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Alyssa St. Don
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had started reading The Mosquito Hours the second i got it in the mail a few days after it came out. I read to about page 100, then stopped because my eyes were going cross eyed from reading so much in a day. I hadn't touched it for a while until June 23, where I proceeded to finish the remainder of the book in less than 3 hours whilst doing some waiting for a long period of time. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. The stories and problems that evolved out of each individual chara ...more
Laura Stevens
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. The story of three women, twins and their mother, explores their lives, past and present. Secrets, some kept for years, are revealed and new paths on their journey taken. There is a theme I didn't care for however. That of the goddess and the mother is a wiccan practictioner. I thought there was too much of this throughout the book so if you don't care for this subject you might not want to read this book. If you do like this theme, it is well written and upbeat. Othe ...more
Helene
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent debut novel! The Mosquito Hours is the type of novel I really enjoy! I especially enjoyed the local references of the setting of a beach community, the mention of Holy Family High School, and Route 88, the road to the beach. The development of each character was so layered with their thoughts, experiences and connectivity of their lives in a matriarchal environment: twin daughters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and the goddess Mother Earth.
Great novel to read during those summer days at
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Charlene
Great Characters Great Story

I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this story as they became real to me. The author brought them to life in their uniqueness and in their relationships with each other. I loved the multi generations all living together - supporting each other through the ups and downs in life.
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