Cape May

Cape May

by Holly Caster


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996648905
Publisher: Dudzick Corp., The
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

HOLLY CASTER writes an entertainment column for The Nyack Villager, has written dozens of articles for employee assistance websites, and is the Editor of two journals devoted to pain management education. She is hard at work on her next novel Anne/Island/Whales. Ms. Caster lives in the lower Hudson Valley Region with her playwright husband Tom Dudzick and their two cats Alfie and Bill.

Ms. Caster knew in 9th grade she wanted to be a writer after receiving an A+ on a paper about 1930's actress Irene Dunne. That early triumphant high hooked her, and she's been writing ever since. She grew up in an apartment full of books, with a mother who read more than cooked, a father who wrote for a living, and a sister who grew up to write for a living. She married a successful playwright, and gave birth to two children who grew up and are writers. Her earliest memories involve Dick & Jane, red and blue fish, magical wardrobes, and Captain Nemo's submarine. She watched stories in her head and eventually wrote them down. (Cape May, her first novel, evolved from a mental picture of two people on a beach silhouetted against a star-filled sky.) Ms. Caster spends too much time watching films, from the 1930s through the present, would rather be in an art museum than almost anywhere, and would consider her perfect day spent in a European café with coffee and a book, resting her feet after being dazzled by Kandinski. She writes in her almost nonexistent free time, and considers herself blessed to work with words, whether her own or someone else's.

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Cape May 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
Cape May by Holly Caster was totally different than what I thought it would be like. Holly Caster is a wonderful author. Her writing is truly amazing and I actually felt like I was there in New York or Cape May with these characters. The ending was wonderful, though. I am giving this book a four butterflies rating. It took me a while to get into the book as the beginning was kind of slow especially when we would go back in time to certain parts of Joanna’s or Michael’s lives. Other than that little problem I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Cape May is a really great book. It’s all third person point-of-view and is either with Joanna or Michael. I recommend this book to all adult book fans. It reminds me a little of Murder, She Wrote but not completely. I mean not the murder or mystery part, but Joanna reminds me a little of the way Jessica's life changed after she retired. How she embraced her life and became what she wanted. I think that is what Joanna finally does. She made a decision and she stuck with it. Joanna became a better version of herself. I liked the emotional growth the character made through the story. Anyways until the next time enjoy this book review brought to you by Baroness’ Book Trove. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AUTHOR ASKED ME TO READ AND GIVE AN HONEST REVIEW FOR THIS BOOK! To read other reviews like this one please visit my blog:
THouchin1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! I didn’t want you to have to wait until the end of the blog post to find out what I thought about this book. Cape May is not your typical romance about young love. This romance involves middle aged people. I love that. I’m tired of reading about people fresh out of college trying to figure out what they want in a relationship. Or people in their thirties who got so busy starting their careers that they didn’t have time for relationships. It is so nice to read about people in their fifties that can be blindsided by love at first sight. The characters are people I can identify with. They were resigned to live the lives they were living. They weren’t looking for a romance, but it found them on a bus ride to Cape May. I loved the details of Cape May. It sounds like a charming little town with it’s Victorian house B&B’s, a boardwalk to the beach, and an arcade. Joanna married her best friend, Brian, out of convenience. Twenty years later they are still married when she takes a bus ride from New York to Cape May, New Jersey. She meets a writer, Michael and both of their lives are changed forever. Joanna must search her soul and decide what she really wants out of life. Her emotional struggle to try to come up with that answer is the heart of this book. This is Holly Caster’s debut novel. I love her writing style. I will be anxiously awaiting more books from this author.