One of Nancy Thayer's best. I read it several years ago and had a hard time finding it again. I think that it is out of print. The novel revolves around changes that a mother and her two grown daughters encounter in relationships and choices. The women each live at a water's edge--the coast of Maine, a lakeshore in Milwaukee, and the Canadian Pacific coast. Margaret, the mother, has been a doctor's wife who longs for her own identity and artistic freedom now that her girls are grown. Her daughter Daisy turns desperately to her mother as her life seems to be falling apart. Daisy is pregnant with her third child. and her cozy sloppy, domestic world is being ripped apart by her selfish huband's elopement with a young journalist. The second daughter, Dale is a teacher, who finds love on the east coast. The novel is warm, well written, and the characters are fully developed. I loved the book.
Another good book by Nancy Thayer. Three woman confronting todays world and discovering what really makes life worth living.
After love, after despair, after sorrow comes a choice every woman must make.......
The warm and humorous story of three unforgettable women confronting the world and discovering what really makes life worth living.
Three Women at the Waters' Edge is the story of a mother and two daughters, three buoyant women searching for new ways of living.
MARGARET---for thirty years a mother and doctor's wife, finds herself reborn, divorced and free. Her oldest daughter DAISY, raising two small children alone, has encountered a life in which love brings only momentary and false joy. And the youngest daughter, DALE, radiant with growing emotions, is discovering the risks and pain that come with love's promise of happiness.