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Sea Escape

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Great read and awesome author!

    A thoughtful and deeply moving but complicated love between mother and daughter from two different eras. The daughter uncovers the details of her parents' marriage, thru letters and between the spaces each line is written, and more secrets unspoken...and discovering a common thread of secrets mother and daughter unknowingly share. Characters you will despise and some you grow to love. " I have read her other books and always in for a treat!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2011

    a must read!

    Not at all what i expected! it kept me reading.

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  • Posted September 13, 2010

    A book to pick up, ponder and enjoy

    The family dynamics revealed bit by bit make "Sea Escape" by Lynne Griffin a captivating read. This is a story of complex family relationships: mother-daughter, husband-wife, sister-brother woven together with a careful hand by a very talented author. From the first page I was drawn into the story of Laura Martinez, a perfect example of the "sandwich" generation. She is trying to balance her career as a nurse, wife and mother to two young children. Her relationship with her mother, Helen, has always been a difficult one. Helen seems to be more involved with the memory of her long-dead husband and reliving their relationship through reading and rereading letters he had written her throughout their courtship and marriage, than with her living children and grandchildren. When Helen has a stroke and stops speaking, Laura strives to get through to her mother by reading her father's love letters aloud. As her parents' story unfolds, secrets are revealed and the reality of the foundation of Laura's life is altered forever. I feel this is a book with broad appeal; it would be an excellent book club discussion book, a book to share with your mother or daughter or just something to pick up, ponder and enjoy. I look forward to reading other books by this gifted author."

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  • Posted May 9, 2010

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    interesting family drama

    In the Boston area, forty-five year old Laura Martinez is the poster person of the sandwich generation. Her widowed mom Helen has suffered a stroke, which leaves her as the caretaker though mom and daughter have never been close. Her two young children Claire and Henry are confused about how to behave with nana suddenly around. Even her husband Christian is unsure.

    Helen survives more in the past than the present as she constantly muses over her late spouse. Her mom's thoughts bewilder Laura who reads the love letters between her parents. Laura is stunned as she begins to uncover family secrets that she never knew of, which in turn leads to a new understanding and appreciation of her mom and an awareness of the need to be more honest with her family.

    Sea Escape is an interesting family drama that is at its best when the story line focuses on the tensions including feelings of being trapped that engulf Laura. When the subplot moves into the secrets of the past, the tale loses its grasp on present issues as the yesteryear comes across edgy but unreal. Readers will overall enjoy Sea Escape as Lynne Griffin provides a strong look at being trapped between the older and younger generations.

    Harriet Klausner

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