The Ocean Inside Author:Janna McMahan From the acclaimed author of Calling Home comes a compelling new novel about the bonds between husband and wife, parents and children, and about the strength that lies within us, waiting to be tested... — Life changes in an instant. One day, Emmett and Lauren Sullivan's biggest worries revolve around the escalating taxes on their gorgeous Victori... more »an beach house on Pawley's Island, South Carolina. The next, they're facing a devastating crisis.
Emmett and Lauren have always been a team, working together to raise their daughters in this beautiful, tranquil spot on the edge of the Deep South. Now, with all their attention focused on nine-year-old Ainslie, they barely notice as their older daughter, Sloan, drifts further away from them and toward a reckless path that could tear the family apart.
Deeply evocative and beautifully rendered, The Ocean Inside explores what it means to hope, to love, and to fight for what matters most, even in the face of overwhelming odds.« less
A glimpse into a family under pressure. The complexities, interactions, reactions, and intricacies of an American family are well done by Ms. McMahan. The characters were interesting, even when not likable...and they were definitely not all likable. This added to the realism and rounded out the story.
The book held my interest. It read quickly and easily.
I look forward to reading more books by Janna McMahan.