THE DISTANT SHORE
DEBORA M. COTY
Vintage Romance Publishing
107 Clearview Circle Goose Creek, SC 29445
Rating: 5 cups
Emma-Lee Palmer does not understand what is going on in her house and she dreads leaving her family to live with her Aunt Augusta. She spends her time with her mom and sisters and they are her entire world. She has no idea what will happen next in her life and hopes that all will be right in the end.
Augusta Lemstarch has had a difficult life, losing her parents at a rather young age. She loves teaching the children living on her island home. She wants to do the best for her sister and her family but cannot seem to get over the past. Augusta needs someone to break through her barriers and Emma-Lee may be the one to do that.
As a dutiful daughter, Emma-Lee agrees to go live with her aunt. When they eventually arrive on Merritt Island, Emma-Lee learns that Aunt Augusta is more than she seems to be. Emma-Lee settles into life and blossoms into a lovely girl and Augusta slowly starts to encourage her. Sometimes Emma-Lee wants to go home to her mom and family, but eventually begins to love her Aunt Augusta and adjusts to island life.
A tough situation like the one Emma-Lee’s family is experiencing can never be taken lightly. Augusta learns to flourish and embrace her niece. The Distant Shore is one story that requires tissues in hand. It will also have you laughing at the antics of Emma-Lee and her newfound friends. A story richer with characters is hard to find these days. I thoroughly enjoyed this story; it touched my soul. Ms. Coty is one author I would love to read more from because everything she writes is so heart felt and emotional.
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