The Edge of Winter Author:Luanne Rice Neve Halloran and her daughter have shared a fierce love for the austere beauty of Rhode Island's South County ever since Neve guided Mickey's first baby steps along the sandy shore. Now, with Mickey a teenager and Neve's last hope for happiness with her daughte'?s loving but unstable father gone, both will struggle to make a new life together a... more »mid the windswept landscape that sustains them.
Captivated by a fragile wildlife sanctuary, Mickey will move toward womanhood in the company of a lonely boy who shares her instinctive way with the creatures of the coast. And Neve will find herself drawn to a man who has devoted his life to the sanctuary, but who is unable to share the pain of a recent loss -- or reconnect with the father who still bears the scars of World War II.
As winter gives way to spring, and spring to summer, a secret will emerge that has lain buried in the depths just offshore for decades, a secret that will galvanize the small seaside community. For the waters bear their own vestige of the past -- and their ceaseless rhythms may point the way to hope and new beginnings.
Lyrical, luminous, and utterly captivating, The Edge of Winter is Luanne Rice at her most penetrating and insightful, in a moving exploration of the bonds that shape us and set us free.« less
This was a quick and easy read. A bit predictable, it is easy to see where the story is going. I do recommend it though if you're just looking for something easy and enjoyable to read. A nice story about second chances and standing up for what you love.
A feel-good page-turner. This was my first book by Luanne Rice, and I fully intend to read more. By 20 pages into the book, Mickey and Neve felt like old friends--I cared about them and what they were going through. Read this one--you won't be sorry.
First of all i love this author, seems always to be a hidden lesson and the ending always leaves you with a "satisfied" feeling, like a good meal. This i think is one of her better novels and i loved every minute that i spent with "The Edge of Winter". It's a winner!!