Book Preview: The Guest House

the guest houseSomeday I hope to visit Cape Cod, a place that has always intrigued me. But for now, this native Californian will content herself with reading The Guest House (2013) by Erika Marks.

The local families of Harrisport, Massachusetts have spent generations watching wealthy families from out-of-state move into the huge summer cottages that dominate the best spots along the town’s Cape Cod beach. This story follows the lives of two of these families, one from the South and one local.

The Mosses and the Wrights have long harbored animosity toward each other. As a teenager, Edie had her heart broken when Tucker Moss left her. Years later, after a happy marriage to Hank Wright, Edie’s daughter Lexie had her heart broken as well when Tucker’s son Hudson left her for his high school sweetheart.

Now both mother and daughter have been sucked back into the Moss family doings. Tucker’s younger son Cooper has hired Lexi, a photographer, to help him in his preparation for historical designation of the family summer home. Edie gets involved as well, becoming reacquainted with Tucker’s best friend Jim Masterson.

Edie’s son Owen, who has also had his heart broken and life complicated by a Moss, is not happy with his mother’s and sister’s involvement with that family. In the process of working on the renovation of the guest house, a discovery is made that affects both families. This summer read is certain to satisfy those looking for a bit of drama and romance.


About Joan Marie Naszady

I am a learner, a teacher, and a naturalist who enjoys being creative!
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