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The Sound of Glass by Karen White
Expected Publication: May 9, 2015 by NAL
Goodreads Summary: It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward’s husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal’s reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt.
Charting the course of an uncertain life—and feeling guilt from her husband’s tragic death—Merritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cal’s unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt’s, will change and define her as she navigates her new life—a new life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old half-brother.
Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Low Country.
Review: I’m almost hesitant to even write a review of this book because it was a big DNF for me. I started this a couple of days ago and just could not get into it. I tried again today and just could not get past the characters. I was really disappointed because it sounded like an interesting plot but it just didn’t capture my attention. I’m kind of baffled at the 4.83 rating on Goodreads. Surely I’m not the only one who just couldn’t get into this book?! Maybe I’m just not in the mood for it. Either way I don’t think I’ll be giving this one another shot. It didn’t help that I was completely confused when Edith’s husband (Cal’s grandfather) had the same name as Cal – Calhoun. I completely got Edith and Merritt mixed up in the first few chapters. The author does include the dates at the beginning of the chapters but I wasn’t interested enough to remember.
1/5 Stars DNF