The Beach House
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The Beach House

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by Georgia Bockoven
     
 

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The beach house is a peaceful haven, a place to escape everyday problems. Here, three families find their feelings intensified and their lives transformed each summer.

When thirty-year-old Julia, mourning the death of her husband, decides to sell the Santa Cruz beach house they owned together, she sets in motion a final summer that will change the lives of all

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The beach house is a peaceful haven, a place to escape everyday problems. Here, three families find their feelings intensified and their lives transformed each summer.

When thirty-year-old Julia, mourning the death of her husband, decides to sell the Santa Cruz beach house they owned together, she sets in motion a final summer that will change the lives of all the families who rent it year after year. Teenaged Chris discovers the bittersweet joy of first love. Maggie and Joe, married sixty-five years, courageously face a separation that even their devotion cannot prevent. The married woman Peter yearns for suddenly comes within his reach. And Julia ultimately finds the strength to rebuild her life—something she once thought impossible.

With equal measures of heartbreak and happiness, bestselling author Georgia Bockoven's unforgettable novel tells of the beauty of life and the power of love, and speaks to every woman who has ever clung to a child or loved a man.

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Sacramento Bee
Georgia Bockoven knows the secret to stirring readers' feelings.
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"Georgia Bockoven knows the secret to stirring readers' feelings." —The Sacramento Bee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061727641
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/21/2009
Series:
Georgia Bockoven's Beach House Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
80,799
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Georgia Bockoven is an award-winning author who began writing fiction after a successful career as a freelance journalist and photographer. Her books have sold more than three million copies worldwide. The mother of two, she resides in Northern California with her husband, John.

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Beach House 4.1 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 114 reviews.
IHeart2Read More than 1 year ago
I liked how the author wrote this book. The book is divided into parts; each part represents a summer month. During the month, different renters reside in the beach house and the reader is allowed a glimpse into their lives. Near month's end, the current renters prepare the house for the new renters, as everyone knows one another. It was though I was reading three short stories in one book, however the author did a fantastic job of tying the renters' stories together. The Beach House is about picking up the pieces after a loss and beginning again. 4.5 stars
Pumpkin_Struddle More than 1 year ago
This was such a good read. The story takes place in Nantucket, and the way it was described I want to go so bad. I pictured myself in the story- walking the beaches, relaxing on a porch. I could see myself so there. This book is HIGHLY a good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is written with such passion! It's the best romance/drama book I've ever read! Definitely worth reading, especially if you're laying on the beach listening to the waves crash!! VERY GREAT BOOK!!!
wordamore19 More than 1 year ago
If you love the beach and love to read about relationships, strong women and such, then pick up this book! I was sad when it was over, I enjoyed it that much!
stargazer49 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Each section was narrated by a different family each month that they rented a beach house. I really felt these peoples pain and joy. It's just life and what it can dish out. I could relate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story love all the characters that took turns staying at the beach house. All blended into each other very well. Highly recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book. Well worth reading...sad in spots. Very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What the heck did I just read?  It switched gears so abruptly at te end of each section, it was jarring.  There was absolutely no sense of closure at the end, either.  Just a "thanks for playing, here, read this excerpt...." So not worth it.
Anonymous 4 months ago
The reason there was so many 5's had nothing to do with the book at hand.It was all the 1st graders using the RATE&REVIEWS to be rude and obnoxious.You all need to go to hell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book so much!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing outstanding here. It was a pleasant read. Loved the old folk and the teen boy. The adults were stereotypical romance fare.
The5beers More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry but I did not like this book at all. I thought the writing was very poor and the characters were not believable. The only thing I did like about it was that the author wrote about the characters in sections. I stuck with it because I paid for it, otherwise I would not have finished it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's great book because of the wonderful storyline with perfectly sketched characters! It's a book with a simple storyline yet you get drawn into it beacuse of each of the completely personal characters who reach out to you and become real!
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This book was sad, depressing, and shallow. The author was not familiar to me, and she may have better books. It went from reading like a preteen novel to a sad story to I don't know what else. Usually make myself finish a book even if not my favorite, but I had to delete this one.
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I really enjoyed this book & the various storylines involving the people who rented the beach house during the summer. I would recommend reading it.