Jul 10, 2017

The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry: Book Feature

The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry, July 11, 2017, Berkley
Genre: contemporary, women's fiction

Description: The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it...

Bonny Blankenship's most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Water's End, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Until the night that Lainey's mother disappeared.

Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career and her marriage crumbles. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. They reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide. (Goodreads)

My take: A book for summer -  an idyllic setting, with mysteries from the past to unravel and problems of the present to resolve. 


  1. Replies
    1. I'd rather read it around water, lol.

  2. I am about to start this book.

    Love the cover, and it sounds good.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I think that my wife might like this novel. I think that among other things, the bookshop connection will appeal to her. I will recommend it to her.

    1. It makes nice reading of women's fiction!

  4. I just posted Elizabeth's giveaway for this book. I like the idea of the bookshop in the story. It sounds like an enticing summer read. :)


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