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.
From Publishers Weekly
A maimed owl and a sunken U-boat spark an inordinate amount of activism, romance and multigenerational family healing in this winsome melodrama. Out to observe a single rare snowy owl, high school beauty and passionate bird-watcher Mickey crashes her bicycle and goes sailing into the arms of soulful surfer-dude Shane. She joins his guerrilla campaign to prevent greedy developer Cole Landry from raising said U-boat from its resting place just off their local Rhode Island beach, where the underwater hulk churns up sublimely gnarly waves. Meanwhile, Mickey's struggling divorced mom, Neve, falls for hunky park ranger Tim, who has his own anguished reasons for revering the submarine. When the developer's son, Josh, bashes the owl with a log, Mickey, Shane and Neve take it to an ancient raptor healer, who, in an unsurprising coincidence, turns out to be Tim's estranged dad, Joe O'Casey, the commander of the navy ship that sank the U-boat. From this tangle of totems and relationships erupts a torrent of emotional catharsis and romantic rapture that salves the psychic scars of war. Yes, it's saccharine (" 'Love's what counts in this world... even for snowy owls' ") and soap-operatic, but Rice (Sandcastles) draws her cast of appealing characters sharply, from overexcitable teens to disarmingly deadbeat dads, and her significant storytelling skills are fully deployed. (Feb. 27)
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I loved this book. I think it is one of her best.
A wonderful read about a New England beach in winter, the love of nature, first love and 2 adults who have been hurt deeply learning to trust and love again.
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!!
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.
Enjoyed it very much
An interesting story that takes place by the sea/interesting characters & plot!
Real good story....history, past and present, love of people and nature...
This is the first time i read a Luann Rice book, and it wasn't half bad. I'm not sure I will seek anymore of her books out unless one really catches my eye, but I'm glad I read it
Narrator Blair Brown shows her versatility in this story of a mother and teenaged daughter who meet new challenges and explore new love. Young Mickey is growing apart from her best friend and finds a new companion in the school's outcast, Shane. Mother Neve experiences the ups and downs of a new relationship with park ranger Tim O'Casey, who is dealing with the grief of losing a son. Brown portrays the teens with the enthusiasm and overconfidence of their years as they try to be taken seriously by the adults. Brown's talent is highlighted most as she portrays the sympathetic O'Casey, especially as he lashes out in anger and tries to guard his emotions concerning his late son and estranged father. -- AudioFile
Together adult and young lives are woven together while promoting love and healed relationships. Very well written, great charaters, extremely good read.
An absolutely wonderful book! Luanne Rice never fails to deliver and this is one of her best!
As with all of L.Rice's books this one is a winner....recommend