Jun 082012
 

2012 self published mystery

Firefly Beach
Published by CreateSpace

Firefly Beach

Beth is having a terrible time. Her 40th birthday is quickly approaching, her mother died the previous December from a heart attack, right before Christmas, and her husband asked her for a divorce in January.

The divorce was finalized in May, her husband moved out months ago. Beth was boxing up her things to move to an apartment when she came across several paintings. Paintings she had done when she was a junior in high school. She had planned to go to an art college in Boston, maybe moving to a small town in the northeast and painting the rocky coastlines and lighthouses. Sometime her senior year these dreams were forgotten and she went to the University of New Mexico to study economics. She met her husband, got her MBA and moved up the corporate ladder.

There really was nothing keeping her in New Mexico. Is it too late to follow her dreams? She grabs an old atlas, closes her eyes, aims for the east coast and she lands on Virginia Point, Maine. A small town with a population of just over 1500. She spends a couple of days on the internet and finds a cottage to rent. Then she sets off for Maine.

She wants to just be alone and paint but something mysterious changes her plans. The spirit of Firefly Beach takes her on an adventure.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I sat down with this book one night last week. I planned to read just a few chapters before bed. The next thing I knew it was just past 1 a.m. and I had finished the book. The book had me in a trance, time had passed but was actually hours seemed like minutes. I had been tired but don’t recall yawning one time. I finished the book and felt refreshed. Yes the clock said go to sleep but my mind was still wrapped up in this story.

Meira’s writing has almost a tranquil lyrical flow. The characters are extremely engaging, the mystery creative and the setting idyllic. If you could read a painting this is the story it would tell. The whole story is absolutely magical.

Beth is on a journey, an emotional journey. The people she finds in her path are quirky, lovable, flawed and real. Her character evolves as do all of the others.

I write all about “Escaping Into A Good Book”. This is a book that is beyond the perfect escape. Book your passage now, this is a trip you will not want to miss. This book should be on everyone’s summer reading list. Escape into Firefly Beach.

Dollycas

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The author is giving away 1 copy of this wonderful book!!
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  14 Responses to “Review: Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann (Giveaway too!)”

  1. With such a glowing review, how could anyone not want to read this?

  2. I wasn’t going to enter this giveaway until I read the blurb. (because the cover just didn’t grab me) The story is intriguing me and I’m going to read it no matter whether I win or not.

  3. […] love Friday’s. Read this beautiful review at Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book. 5-Stars! I write all about “Escaping Into A Good […]

  4. The setting for this book is what caught my eye originally. Your review has piqued my interest. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!

  5. i really think this book will be a best seller for the author.

  6. What a wonderful review!! Would be sad if I had missed your review of this wonderful story!!

  7. Your supurb review has convinced me not to miss this book. Thank you!! 🙂

  8. Im currently reading this book, its wonderful! =)
    I love the characters,and the setting behind the mystery. Its hard to put down!

  9. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments! I hope you enjoy the story 🙂

  10. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

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