Portion of the Sea

Portion of the Sea

by Christine Lemmon


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Portion of the Sea by Christine Lemmon

It's 1953 in sunny Florida, and 15-year-old Lydia Isleworth thinks her ultimate life goal, like that of every woman she knows, is to marry a respectable man and raise a family. Then, she meets an aspiring Hollywood actress Marlena DiPluma, who says four life-changing words -- YOU CAN DO ANYTHING -- and gives her a journal to read. The journal, written by Ava, a defiant girl of Lydia's age, becomes the catalyst for Lydia's awakening and new life adventure. A story of parallel lives, Portion of the Sea follows two young women in passionate pursuit of their independence -- Lydia during the cultural revolution of the 1950s and 1960s, and Ava during the late-1800s when a few pioneering American ladies set the course for women's freedom. In this stirring follow-up to her debut novel Sanibel Scribbles, Christine Lemmon offers a trademark story of how women can inspire each other to pursue bold dreams, make courageous choices, and reclaim lost treasures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971287464
Publisher: Walking Temples, LLC
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Pages: 434
Sales rank: 1,037,319
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Christine Lemmon was born in Chicago, Illinois. When she was eight years old her family moved to Saugatuck, Michigan where together they worked their family businesses. Her schooling was in Holland, Michigan, where she also graduated from Hope College, a private, liberal arts college. She has lived all over the country writing for radio, newspaper, television and magazine.
She currently lives with her husband and three children on Sanibel Island, a subtropical island off Florida's Gulf Coast, which is the setting for her novels. She gets most of her inspiration while biking, kayaking or walking around the island, and watching sunsets with her family, but then she must hold her ideas until night, when her children are sleeping and she can write.

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Portion of the Sea 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to readd the entire book, hurruy to let me buy it, Intrigueing, ..,,,.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several of this author's books and have always found them interesting, entertaining and hard to put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a heartwarming story about lifes choices.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was awedome