Beth needs to change her life. Her mother just died, her husband asked for a divorce because he's met a younger woman, and she's tired of her accounting job. She decides to return to her first love, painting, and moves to Maine. She rents a house from a bitter man she hasn't met. She makes friends with the couple who own the local bed and breakfast. She quickly sells a painting and is commissioned for another.
There's one bothersome visitor. A round light keeps visiting her. At first Beth thinks it's a firefly. But it is acting with a purpose. Then it is able to enter the house and hover. She knows this light wants something. Finally she follows the unusual light to an isolated beach. From there, she discovers a mystery. Beth gets herself embroiled in a 30 year old mystery.
Firefly Beach is a lovely story. Meira Pentermann has a charming, poignant idea here. I enjoyed the story because of it. The dynamics of the estranged father and daughter tug at the reader. It is enhanced by the woman who is turning forty and making a big life change. The voice of the teenager in the diary is trite yet helps with her character development.
The writing needs to be tightened up, pulled together, to make Firefly Beach a better read. For example, there is a romantic interest that is not well developed but intriguing. The book is good, and has the potential for more.
You'll discover a story to enjoy in Meira Pentermann's Firefly Beach.
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