Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans
New York Times BestsellerEscape to Stony Point, cuff your jeans and walk along the water's edge in this nostalgic story bringing old friends, and their lives, back to the sea ... After years of pursuing a denim design career, Maris Carrington never imagined trading her Chicago studio for a New... show more
New York Times BestsellerEscape to Stony Point, cuff your jeans and walk along the water's edge in this nostalgic story bringing old friends, and their lives, back to the sea ... After years of pursuing a denim design career, Maris Carrington never imagined trading her Chicago studio for a New England shingled cottage. But a forgotten home movie tucked inside a dusty attic box leads to an unexpected summer ... One of uncovering family secrets while settling her father's estate, one of inheriting a forlorn German Shepherd, one of reconnecting with old friends on a weathered boardwalk, beneath starlit skies on a beach nestled in a crook of the Connecticut coast. Her design career had become a shell, curving around her like the intricate whorls of a conch, shielding her until now. Until fried clam dinners and carousel rides beckon a lost love. But can Maris ever really go back? Can these beach friends ever be who they were to each other all those summers ago? Now one of her circle is dead; another unemployed and struggling in a tenuous marriage; another regretting a fateful decision; while one is missing a mother, ever seeking a connection she longs for. To the backdrop of seaside cottages and a boarded up beach hangout, to the soundtrack of whispering lagoon grasses and a vintage jukebox, Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans asks if we can really design our own lives, or if our fate lies somewhere in the stars.
Pages no: 319
Edition language: English
By: Joanne DeMaio ISBN-13: 9781479262779 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Publication date: 3/1/2013 Pages: 330 My Rating: 5 Stars This was my first read by Joanne DeMaio and loved it! Looking forward to reading her other books as soon as possible. There are so many stori...
Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans by Joanne DeMaioBit confusing at the beginning where the characters are introduced as to what they do in the present day with tidbits of information about their past life-the summers they were all together.After that it's easy to keep them straight and I love the book bec...