Beach Trip

Beach Trip

by Cathy Holton
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Beach Trip by Cathy Holton

Mel, Sara, Annie, and Lola have traveled diverse paths since their years together at a small Southern liberal arts college during the early 1980s. Mel, a mystery writer living in New York, is grappling with the aftermath of two failed marriages and a stalled writing career. Sara, an Atlanta attorney, struggles with her own slowly unraveling marriage. Annie, a successful Nashville businesswoman married to her childhood sweetheart, can’t seem to leave behind the regrets of her youth. And sweet-tempered Lola whiles away her hours—and her husband’s money—on little pills that keep her happy.

Now the friends, all in their forties, converge on Lola’s lavish North Carolina beach house in an attempt to relive the carefree days of their college years. But as the week wears on and each woman’s hidden story is gradually revealed, these four friends learn that they must inevitably confront their shared past, and a secret that threatens to change their bond, and their lives, forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345506009
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/22/2010
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 482,266
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Cathy Holton is the author of Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes and The Secret Lives of the Kudzu Debutantes. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Beach Trip 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
but it never really did. It took me over 2 weeks to read a book that if good, would have taken me only a couple of days max. It just sort of rambled on without any point or purpose. And I'm still not sure what the "secret that threatens to change their bond, and their lives, forever" is..... If it's what I think she meant it to be, it sort of came and went without any real fanfare. VERY disappointing. I won't be seeking out anymore by this author anytime soon.
ReadingMommy41 More than 1 year ago
This is one beach trip that is just too long and unsatisfying. I had high hopes for this book about Southern women but was disappointed. Only one of the four female characters is remotely likable and the story just goes on way too long. The author does a nice job of telling the story of the four friends as college girls to 40+-year-olds reunited for a beach trip on a NC island by going back and forth between present time and the early 80s, however, some of the descriptions go on for just way too long. There is lots of foreshadowing and I pretty much figured out each woman's secret before the author revealed it, so most of it was fairly predictable and typical "chick lit" stuff. But I will say the story got better towards the end and the ending was a surprise twist that was interesting and unexpected. I just wish it had not taken so long to get there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like good beach reading - this was not it. The book is a total waste of time with shallow and cheap characters.
PinkStar 8 months ago
A great summer read. I thoroughly enjoyed the friendship between these 4 women and was sad to see the story end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters, good friendship vibes. Surprise ending, I did not see it coming. Glad I got it for $1.99 for my Nook, wouldn't have paid a lot of money for this light-weight story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did enjoy this book I felt the chartacters were well developed and enjoyed their secrets Altho I guessed the big secret well before the unveiling I enjoyed this book a lot
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Says there are 40 reviews there are only 15
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It did drag at times but a really good read.
Gorcon More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this novel. The past was very well interwoven with the presnt. Their "secrets" weren't secret from the reader, and I had figured out the ending pretty early in the book, but I still loved it.
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