When Kaye Bennett, matriarch of the Bennett family, summons her adult children to the shore house, she anticipates a vacation full of nostalgia. It’s a chance to relive the carefree joy of summers past: burned hot dogs and drippy popsicles, sunburns and mosquito bites, the crash of the ocean waves and the sounds of crickets at night… But when Kaye’s son and daughter arrive, late and uncooperative, it becomes clear the family desperately need to reconnect.
Kaye and her daughter Stacy have been quietly at odds for years and resentment has grown around words unsaid. Faced with spending the summer months in such close quarters, Kaye is determined to remind Stacy of happier times and why she once loved their beautiful beachside home.
But both Kaye and Stacy are holding something back. And only when a heart-stopping moment on the beach puts what Stacy most loves at risk are the two women finally able to set free the secrets in their shared past.
Will opening up to each other about what’s in their hearts allow the Bennett family to finally heal? A story of love, forgiveness and the power of family bonds, The Shore House is a heartfelt summer read, perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Pamela Kelley and Nancy Thayer.
What readers are saying about The Shore House:
‘Beautiful. This is a story of hope and faith. Reading this story made me feel good and the ending left me smiling! I can’t wait to read more of these wonderful, entertaining and heart tugging tales! Loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I loved this book so much. It was so emotional and heart-warming at the same time. Shows how things can be forgiven even after decades.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Heidi isn’t simply a writer, she’s an artist… Her descriptions resonate with all your senses… you smell the ocean breeze, taste the summer corn, hear the slap of the screen door. Heidi creates people you care about. The Shore House kept me turning the pages from Memorial Day through to Labor Day. Do yourself a favor and spend a summer in Dewberry Beach.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars