Sea Glass Memories
by Anne Marie Bennett
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Pub Date 10 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2023
A grieving English teacher. A handsome actor. A new start with fresh possibilities . . .. but the past is in the way.
Two years ago, Elana Jeffries lost both loves of her life in Boston. Now she is starting over in beautiful Seahaven, located on the idyllic Maine coast and conveniently close to the home of her brother Carlos.
Leaving Boston is difficult, but Elana—a dedicated high school English teacher—finds sanctuary in a renovated apartment building owned by the mystical Kit Gilmore, a longtime and beloved Seahaven resident, who has also known devastating loss.
Determined to keep her head down and focus solely on her classes, Elena finds herself distracted by an invitation to direct the senior class play—Our Town—with Jonathan, a popular history teacher. Along the way, she forges friendships with Kit, her new neighbors, and members of a local grief support group.
Her illusions of happily-ever-after were shattered in Boston, but a fleeting romance with a high-spirited, talented young actor offers her another distraction and something else entirely—a glimpse of her former self and a flicker of hope that indicates happiness may be on the horizon again.
Grief, she learns from Aunt Kit, is like a piece of sea glass, its sharp edges smoothed by time but never completely erased. As Elena learns to embrace her whole self—from deep sorrow to increasing joy—she slowly finds the courage to make amends with someone from her past while opening the door to a new love who has been right down the hall all along.
Sea Glass Memories . . . weaves a beautifully intricate tale of healing, love, and resilience. ~ Sublime Book Reviews
A cozy novel with the charm of small-town life and the reassurance that we are resilient and capable of love.
~ Samantha Hui, Independent Book Review
Anne Marie Bennett writes delicately about loss and the intricate process of grieving through multiple points of view. ~ Sublime Book Reviews
Although dealing with tough subject matter, the narration is light, and invites hope. ~ Sublime Book Reviews