The Shore House - Heidi Hostetter

The Shore House

By Heidi Hostetter

  • Release Date: 2020-07-20
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 64 Ratings

Description

‘I loved this book so much.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I devoured this book in just one sitting.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Truly heart-warming.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘The perfect summer book!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When Kaye Bennett, matriarch of the Bennett family, summons her adult children to the shore house, she anticipates a vacation full of nostalgia. It’s a chance to relive the carefree joy of summers past: burned hot dogs and drippy popsicles, sunburns and mosquito bites, the crash of the ocean waves and the sounds of crickets at night... But when Kaye’s son and daughter arrive, late and uncooperative, it becomes clear the family desperately need to reconnect.

When Kaye Bennett, matriarch of the Bennett family, summons her adult children to the shore house, she anticipates a vacation full of nostalgia. It’s a chance to relive the carefree joy of summers past: basking in the hot sun, cooling off in the surf and enjoying long evenings watching fireflies on the deck. But when Kaye’s son and daughter arrive, late and uncooperative, it becomes clear the family desperately need to reconnect.

Kaye and her daughter Stacy have been quietly at odds for years and resentment has grown around words unsaid. Faced with spending the summer months in such close quarters, Kaye is determined to remind Stacy of happier times and why she once loved their beautiful beachside home. But both Kaye and Stacy are holding something back. And only when a heart-stopping moment on the beach puts what Stacy most loves at risk are the two women finally able to set free the secrets in their shared past.

Will opening up to each other about what’s in their hearts allow the Bennett family to finally heal? A story of love, forgiveness and the power of family bonds, The Shore House is a heartfelt summer read, perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Pamela Kelley and Nancy Thayer.

What readers are saying about The Shore House:

‘BeautifulThis is a story of hope and faith. Reading this story made me feel good and the ending left me smiling! I can't wait to read more of these wonderful, entertaining and heart tugging tales! Loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I loved this book so much. It was so emotional and heart-warming at the same time. Shows how things can be forgiven even after decades.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Heidi isn’t simply a writer, she’s an artist… Her descriptions resonate with all your senses... you smell the ocean breeze, taste the summer corn, hear the slap of the screen doorHeidi creates people you care aboutThe Shore House kept me turning the pages from Memorial Day through to Labor Day. Do yourself a favor and spend a summer in Dewberry Beach.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

The Shore House is a wonderfully satisfying summer read. With the quaint backdrop of the shore community of Dewberry Beach, combined with the dynamics of family interaction, Heidi Hostetter has woven a delightful and descriptive tale.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

I loved the characters and the story. The story unfolds with ease and a few surprises thrown in. I can't wait to read more by this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This is a gorgeous summer read… I devoured this book in just one sitting and this book has completely lifted my spirits. I adored this book and although this is my first read by this author, it definitely will not be the last.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I cannot say enough good things about this book. I wanted to be a guest at their shore house, I wanted to be invited to one of Kay’s summer parties. Each character draws you in to their world.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wonderful book! I could not put the book down. Love the story of family and finding that way back to one another.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Loved this one. Really pulled you in and made you feel like you were going through what the character was. Such a heart-warming book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

The Shore House was a delight to read. It felt like an escape... A story of forgiveness and finding yourself. It is the perfect summer read.’ Goodreads reviewer

Reviews

  • For your beach bag!

    5
    By KHHSC
    The Shore House, on Dewberry Beach in New Jersey, provides the perfect setting for a Bennett family reunion where troubled relationships can be repaired and family bonds strengthened over the course of one perfect summer. This does not go smoothly. Kate Bennett has not opened the family summer home for the three years following her husband Chase’s near fatal heart attack. Instead, she has devoted herself to monitoring Chase and his recovery. Diets and exercise have been made part of the daily routine although Chase resents her overbearing control. He’s delighted to return to the shore house because his children will be there. His son Brad is coming and his daughter Stacy, husband Ryan and their children Connor and Sophie. Things start to go wrong when Stacy arrives only to discover her mother lied to her about Brad and is not sure if he got her messages or will be there at all. Stacy has an uncomfortable relationship with her mother and needs Brad, the favorite, to run interference with her parents. When Brad does arrive, things become surprisingly more uncomfortable. Meanwhile Ryan is negotiating business deals and has little time to help Stacy, who is exhausted by her third pregnancy and harboring an irrational fear of the water. The Shore House is that juicy kind of family story that you just want to drop in your beach bag. You know that everything will eventually turn out well for the Bennetts but you can’t figure out how. This is the first in a planned Dewberry Beach story and I look forward to the next book. 5 stars! Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Heidi Hostetter for this ARC.
  • The Shore House

    5
    By Texas109
    The Shore House is the story about the Bennett family who have a house at the Jersey shore that hasn’t been used for three years since the father’s heart attack. Matriarch Kaye decides the time for the family to reunite at the shore has come. Each member brings emotional baggage and expectations. The author has created a well written, complex story about relationships, fears, expectations, and growth that should delight lovers of good women’s fiction. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book from NetGalley. Most highly recommend.