Tuesday, September 28, 2010
As a member of Book Sneeze, I am given books (that I choose) for free to read and review. I chose Driftwood Lane by Denise Hunter. It is a Christian Fiction book and a good love story.
When her father dies, Meridith inherits her 3 younger siblings that she has never met and a Bed and Breakfast that is in dire need of repairs. She goes to Nantucket to sign over the children and the B & B to the children's uncle. When she arrives due to circumstances, she changes her mind and decides to keep the children. How will her fiance react to the news? Where is the children's Uncle J?
Meridith must get the B & B up to code before she can sell it and move the kids back to St. Louis with her. How is she going to tell the kids they can't stay? Summer Place, the Bed and Breakfast, isn't making enough money to cover the repairs, Meridith lost her job back home after her stay was delayed and she's not sure she has enough in savings to cover everything. She then finds out that there are back taxes owed on Summer Place. How will Meridith make it all work? She fears that it won't sell as it is and she can't afford to stay.
Jake a handy man shows up out of nowhere and offers to do the renovations in exchange for room and board at Summer Place. Meridith is torn between allowing Jake to do the repairs (due to the fact that he leaves her so unsettled when he is around) or to try to sell Summer Place as is. It is an offer that Meridith can't refuse.
She is constantly worried about Uncle J showing up and wanting the kids now that she has grown attached to them, they are becoming attached to Jake and Meridith is concerned about them being hurt by loosing someone else when they have to leave Summer Place. Especially after just loosing their parents.
Meridith is faced with so many decisions and total chaos has upturned her very orderly life. What will she do? Why does Jake leave her so flustered? Meridith turns to God for the answers to her questions.
Go to Nantucket and visit Summer Place to find out all about Meridith, Jake, Uncle J, the children, and all the decisions that need to be made.
I really enjoyed the book. It is a great love story and it is a very easy read.