02 March 2016

What the Heck Wednesday {The Sound of Glass}

Hey y'all,

I hope you all are having amazing weeks and enjoying some nicer weather. It's going to be cold for the next few days here in NC but next weeks forecast is beautiful. I'm sorry to keep disappearing but this is my creative outlet and sometimes I don't have the creative bug. I want this blog to accurately reflect things I love and want to share. Plus, sometimes you need to spend 3+ hours talking to friends over lots of chips+guac and girl scout cookies instead of writing a blog post. Anywho, I recently finished the book The Sound of Glass, for a book club I am in and I really enjoyed the novel. Here's the description:

It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward’s husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal’s reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt.

Charting the course of an uncertain life—and feeling guilt from her husband’s tragic death—Merritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cal’s unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt’s, will change and define her as she navigates her new life—a new life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old half-brother.

Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Low Country.

While this book's cover makes it seem like a nice beach read, the book deals with a lot of dark issues including domestic violence. I liked the mystery though out the book and I need Loralee's book of truths personally. It was a quick read but it had a lot of depth to it that I think sometimes is lacking in beach reads. I would recommend grabbing it from your local library.

What have you been reading lately? 
I just picked up After You and Lara Casey's Make it Happen.

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  1. Yeah it does look like it would be a beach read!! Wow that's misleading! I'm resisting the urge to pick up "Me before you" before the movie hits! I might have to just bite the bullet and read it though! =P

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  2. This book sounds great and right up my alley! I will have to check it out!


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