Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann


"Beth was beset by disturbing dreams; rapid firing images flashed before her eyes – a car screeching down a country road, a yellow duck, her father’s face. She awoke with a start. Why am I dreaming about my father after all of these years?”

Title: Firefly Beach
Author: Meira Pentermann
ISBN: 978-0982417089

Publisher: Lyrical Press/2009
Pages: 316

Beth moves into a small town in the coast of Maine. She rents out a house and sets up a deal with the local antique store to sell her paintings. She is preparing for a new start to her life. She needs to escape the demons in her life. And then she meets a "firefly’ who is seemingly is awaiting her arrival.  The Firefly leads her to a diary of a girl Katherine, who was the daughter of her landlord and had disappeared 36 years ago. No one knows what happened to Katherine.

Beth sets about to find the mystery behind Katherine's disappearance.  With a unique plot, a bit of supernatural element and good writing, one gets engrossed in the story. 

Mary and Abigail, are another two characters which are typical ladies from a small community running the only inn in the town. Then there is this jeweller Kenny, who is an enigma. The novel is not as simple as it seems. It has a complicated plot, weird and interesting characters and a firefly which is the thick of things. 

17 comments:

Tea norman said...

OMG, this is such a coincidence. I can't stop thinking about my father this past month or son. He's been gone for a long time. Why???

Meghan G said...

This looks good. I have to add it to my list.
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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, I definitely like the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing.

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Li @ rulethewaves.net said...

Interesting teaser! The yellow duck sounds pretty random in the list of things that flashed in her mind.

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Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Why is she dreaming about a duck too for that matter

Cathy De Los Santos said...

interesting teaser. Here's my Teaser

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I'm wondering about the significance of the yellow duck. It seems so out of place. Your teaser definitely made me curious about this book.
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Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like a captivating story.

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Gigi Ann said...

That is such an interesting teaser. I hate nightmares, but someone else having a nightmare I can deal with.

JC Jones said...

I wonder how many of us have had dreams like that. Thanks for visiting

Shelley Munro said...

The duck seems a little random.
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Reading Kelly said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I'm going to have to add it to my list. thanks for stopping by!

Lizzy said...

Sounds like an interesting mystery! Great teaser

Yvonne said...

I read this book and loved it! Great teaser!

Books And Beyond said...

I love Maine. I lived there for many years. In Southern Maine, on the ocean. This book sounds like a perfect summer read.
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Keely Mahaffey said...

hmmm... dreams coming back to haunt her.. sounds intense! Thanks for stopping by :)

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kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh you hooked me with the teaser and synopsis now i want to know more!