House of the Blue Sea

House of the Blue Sea

by Teresa van Bryce


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House of the Blue Sea by Teresa van Bryce

After suffering a devastating loss, artist Sandra Lyall runs south to Mexico seeking solace from her grief. She finds refuge in a small Baja hotel on the edge of the sea to which she returns each winter to continue the healing of her heart. But this year's stay would be different. When a scruffy Englishman with a posh accent offers to buy the painting she's working on, everything changes, and Sandra finds herself torn between her hard-won serenity and her draw to a compelling but risky alternative.

Mark Jeffery's film career is in decline, his ex-wife's behaviour has landed him in the tabloids, and he's got nothing better to do than hang out in Mexico waiting for the phone to ring. When he meets a woman painting a seascape on the roof of his friend's hotel, he discovers a "not terribly exciting but predictable and rather refreshing" distraction from his troubled life. As Mark spends more time with her, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to this ordinary woman.

With the magical waters of the Sea of Cortez as its backdrop, House of the Blue Sea tells a tale of surviving loss, seeing the extraordinary, and finding happiness in unexpected places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523492312
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/03/2016
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Teresa van Bryce lives on twenty acres of prairie near Calgary, Alberta with her husband, two dogs, three horses, and three cats. She has been published in a number of equine magazines and is a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association. House of the Blue Sea is her first novel.

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Moshun More than 1 year ago
“I thought you didn’t do [paint] people.” Mark called from the back of the boat. “I don’t really. You’ll just be a shell of a person, without features.” “Ah ... I’m the perfect subject then.” Mark is an actor searching for himself. This is the kind of funny, insightful moment you'll find all through this book. Sandra, is the painter, her journey through rebuilding and opening up to the people around her, is set in a beautifully developed Mexican villa, complete with all the colour, smells, and warmth. You start to know and care about these people, they become your friends and the retreat your own. I was right there with them in their struggles and release. Read this book...