The first release in the Beach House series is the story of four women,friends from childhood,who reunite to celebrate their fortieth birthdays together.I didn't think I would like the book when I first started reading it but after a few pages I couldn't wait to read more.Jo,Char,Molly and Andie each face different problems and revelations and it was really interesting to see how each handled whatever came about. I would recommend this book highly to anyone.
While I did like this book overall, there were several parts that were just a bit too preachy for my liking.
After you get through the first half (or so), there are a few chapters where these four best friends from childhood all (re)discover Jesus and proceed to beat one another over the head with Him.
Excellent book. Reminded me a bit of the Sisterchicks books - but this had more substance to it. If you're looking for a CF book that shows what REAL women deal with, this is a great one to start with.
I read this for June's "Beach" theme in my online book club, The Reading Cove, and while the characters had some interesting personal issues going on here and there, the overall story felt pretty unoriginal and cliché.
Four childhood friends come together after a number of years out of touch, to reconnect, soul-search, and strengthen their faith. The end. And it's definitely not for those who may have an aversion to the Christian faith, or who aren't religiously inclined.
I really wanted to enjoy this story, but I feel like I've already read it dozens of times before....I can't get THE BEACH HOUSE to more than a C.
Enjoyed reading about these girls and their friendship!!
I had not read anything by this author before and I was very happy with this book. It was a little slow to get going but once I got going I really enjoyed it and will continue to read more by this author.
This book was absolutely wonderful! Four women come together to reunite their friendship after over 10 years of separation. They laugh and cry and yell, but all the while relearn about each other.
I really loved the way these four women connected. Makes me think about friends that I have lost track of. A wonderful story.
This was a great book! The characters were very well developed, you felt like you knew them when you finished!
This was a great book to read at the beach. It is a book about four best friends reconnecting to celebrate their 40th birthdays. A book about God's faithfulness.
Enjoyed this book. Would recommend.