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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library MCK (Text) 33500013793229 New In transit -
Mahnomen Public Library MCK (Text) 33500013793211 New Checked out 06/15/2023

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  • ISBN: 9781982195533
  • ISBN: 1982195533
  • Physical Description: 307 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2023.

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"At age ninety-two, Tish Darling is the matriarch and protector of what's left of the Darling family fortune, including the decades-old beach house, Riptide. Located on the crook of Cape Cod, it's a place she once loved but has not returned to in decades, since a tragic family accident one perfect summer day. Still, she is determined to keep Riptide in the family. Even if that means going back there on the cusp of her granddaughter's wedding. Even if it means revealing someone else's truth. Her daughter-in-law Cora has her own complicated feelings surrounding Tish's return as well as doubts about her place within the Darling family. After all, Cora came into the family carrying a secret that her husband promised to keep for her forever. Tish's sudden return to Riptide may force everything they've worked so hard to protect out into the light. Meanwhile, Cora's eldest daughter, Andi isn't exactly looking forward to her little sister's wedding so soon after her own divorce. To make matters worse, her ex has arrived on the Cape with his insufferable new girlfriend. Andi has no idea how she'll be able to survive this family reunion...until she bumps into an old friend from the past. A friend who may just offer her a second chance. As the three distinct generations of Darling women arrive at Riptide, they have no idea that this summer will forever change them. One old secret, kept with the best of intentions, threatens to not only divide the family, but shatter each member's sense of who they really are. Can the ties that bind survive, when the history you've always been told turns out to be untrue?" -- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #2
    The Darling family's beloved Cape Cod cottage, Riptide, has expanded over the years, but the heart of the home has stayed true. Darling family matriarch Tish hasn't stepped foot in Riptide in years. As the cottage's sole owner, she has the power to decide its future—and she'll have to divulge a long-hidden family secret in order to keep the house in Darling hands. The scents of sea air, hydrangeas, and lobster rolls infuse every page of McKinnon's (Message in the Sand, 2021) latest, offering readers an idyllic New England escape that highlights the strength of family, whether related by blood, marriage, or choice. In the vein of J. Courtney Sullivan, Erin Hilderbrand, and Jennifer Close, and contrasting picturesque coastal perfection with the messiness of real life, this multigenerational saga sets familial obligations against the freedom of new opportunities, all wrapped up in a heartwarming bow. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Hannah McKinnon is the author of nine novels, including The Lake SeasonMystic SummerThe Summer HouseSailing Lessons, The View from Here, Message in the Sand, and The Darlings. She graduated from Connecticut College and the University of South Australia. She lives in Connecticut, with her family, a flock of chickens, and two raggedy rescue dogs.

Subject: Grandmothers > Fiction.
Weddings > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Cape Cod (Mass.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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