A lovely summer idyll at a beach house in Maine, and recovery from a famous husband’s infidelities are the setting for Heather Barbieri’s The Cottage at Glass Beach. Reprising the Irish flavor, romance, and mystery of The Lacemakers of Glenmarra, Barbieri offers another easy read flavored with a little magic – comfort food for the soul.
Nora Cunningham returns to her childhood home at Burke Island, off the coast of Maine, with her two young daughters, to escape the gossip and trauma of her politician husband’s affair. With references to the mysterious disappearance of Nora’s mother, the story slowly reveals secrets in the family drama, including a few suspend-your-belief moments with mythical sea creatures. Barbieri leaves the ending to the reader – to wonder and believe – or not – depending on what you need.
A little schmaltzy and not for everyone, but if you enjoyed The Lacemakers, you will like Barbieri’s latest.
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