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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Book Review - Slow Dancing on Price's Pier

Holiday weekends are perfect for catching up on those books you've been meaning to get around to reading - so I thought I'd post some of my favorite reads of the summer so far.

A close friendship that is divided by romance is often the hardest situation to resolve, and when there is a child involved, the circumstances become much more difficult to bring to an agreeable compromise.

Set in Newport, Rhode Island, “Slow Dancing on Price's Pier,” by Lisa Dale, tells a story of a young woman named Thea Celik and her tumultuous relationship with the two handsome Sorensen's brothers, Jonathan and Garret, and how a hasty decision she made years ago has led to complications later on that would affect them all.

Thea was best friends with the two brothers when they were all in their teens. They did everything together, and when she learned of her parents' plan to move back to their home country of Turkey, she sought solace and refuge with their family. And although Thea adores both brothers, it’s Garret she is thinking about all the time. She soon finds that while he professes to love her, Garret loves the attention from other girls and this has causes Thea to have doubts about him, as well as their relationship. One thing leads to another, and Thea finds herself married to Jonathan, splitting the Sorenson family in two for years.

Fifteen years later, Thea is the owner of her parent’s coffee shop, The Dancing Goat, and she and Jonathan have a ten-year-old daughter named Irina. She and Jonathan have drifted away from each other, and Thea is navigating through a divorce as she struggles to keep her life at peace while she tries to find the balance between her business and her daughter.

Unfortunately, any peace she hopes to find is shattered when Garret returns home to Newport to restore his relationship with his brother and his family. His reappearance brings back all the memories of the past but the more they try to keep a distance between each other, the more they are drawn together. Thea doesn't want to let go of the Sorensons but if she and Garret are back together, it would tear the whole family apart and this time around there would be no turning back.

"Slow Dancing on Price's Pier” is a beautiful story of self discovery, second chances and forgiveness. Lisa Dale’s gift for storytelling makes the reader feel that they are right in the middle of the turmoil the characters are experiencing as they struggle to find their way back to love. And not only is the story enthralling, Dale’s inclusion of coffee making history and her descriptions of coffee drinks gives this book a fascinating jolt that will endear her to coffee fans and readers alike.

For more info on Lisa Dale's books, check out her website at http://www.lisadale.com/

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. I was not compensated for my opinion.

1 comment:

dollycas aka Lori said...

I am going to have to get this book!!!