Friday, May 15, 2015
At The Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
Sara Gruen is a fabulous storyteller and that shows in this historical romance. Maddie, her husband Ellis, and his best friend Hank, leave their partying, rich socialite lives in Philadelphia behind and sail off to Scotland to search for the Loch Ness monster in 1942 in the middle of WWII after a disagreement with Ellis's parents. Being in Europe during the war opens Maddie's eyes to the reality of war, but it does nothing for Hank and Ellis, who drunkenly search for the Loch Ness monster. Maddie befriends the people who work at the Inn where they stay and retells her past in a series of memories or flashbacks. As her husband Ellis becomes more withdrawn from her, the handsome innkeeper, Angus, becomes much more interesting to her. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.