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Not an easy task for the 99 year old terminally ill island ...
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2018
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley. This will not effect my review of the book. Josephine Bettendorf Warrick wants to will her beloved Talisa Island to her long ago friends of the High Tide Club. Not an easy task for the 99 year old terminally ill island owner as she has not seen or kept in touch with her friends of decades ago. In addition there are pressing legal issues to be addressed.
Brooke Trappnell 34, an attorney on mainland St. Ann, Georgia receives a call to come to Talisa Island to meet with Josephine.
Thus begins a complex tale of not just legal issues but if love, war, money, friendships, race relationships, societal norms and murder.
For the next few weeks, Brooke searches endeavors to meet Josephine’s stated goal. She finds a living member of the High Tide Club, questionable heirs and relations all the while struggling with her own life as a financially stressed, never married mother of a three year old.
What evolves is a story of complex interaction. Through twists, turns, conflicts and threats, the ladies of the High Tide Club gain respect and acceptance of each other.
Mary Kay Andrews develops diverse characters all of whom are real. Readers too, will come to accept and respect these well defined relatable characters who exist in a story of life as it exists.
Warning, reading this novel could lead to a skinny dipping addiction