Book Review: The Sea Glass Sisters by Lisa Wingate

Title The Sea Glass Sisters

Author:  Lisa Wingate 

Publisher:  Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Date:  July 15, 2013


Genre:  Womens Fiction

Book Description

Elizabeth Gallagher has been balancing on the ragged edge for a while now. Then a rough case on the boards of her 911 operator’s job collides with a family conflict at home, and Elizabeth finds herself finally coming apart at the seams. A four-state road trip–trapped in a car with her mother–is the last thing she needs. Their destination may be beautiful Hatteras Island, but the reason for going is anything by pleasant. After one disastrous hurricane, and with a second one working its way up the coast, it’s time to convince Aunt Sandy to abandon her little seaside store on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and return to the family fold in Michigan. But when the storm sweeps through, the three women will discover that sisterhood and the sea can change hearts, lives, and futures . . . often in the most unpredictable of ways.



“I always thought that was the strangest name for a grocery
store.  .  .  .” Her face turns solemn as she leans forward to
get a better view of the Piggly Wiggly sign. For a moment, there’s a mist in
her eyes. “You were such a cute little thing  .  .  .” The
sentence goes unfinished as if she knows that I’ve reached a point in life
where a sense of yearning for the past strikes me too. There’s something
magical about that time when your babies are small, when you’re the center of
their world, the person they love the most.



I really enjoyed this book!  It is a short novella that I read in about 2 hours.  

Elizabeth is a  911 operator and she is suffering with guilt about a call that went terribly wrong.  On top of that her children are almost grown and will probably be going their on way soon, and she is left to wonder what she will do with her life then.  She and her husband haven’t been to close lately and she hates to ask him if he is having an affair, because right now she doesn’t want to know the answer.

Elizabeth is sleep deprived and getting some much needed rest when her mother pops in and wants her to drive to Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her.  The mission is to talk some sense into her aunt Sandy, and make her come home.  To top it off there is a hurricane that is due to reach Hatteras Island in less that 24 hours.

This book  while being short, only 86 pages, was not short on anything else.  The author did a beautiful job of letting her readers know the characters in such a short time.  Three generations of women come together and help each other physically and mentally.  Reading this book felt healing to me somehow.


Rating:  4 Stars

Sexual Content:  None

Language:  None

Source: (free)

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  1. I just got this from Amazon. Thanks for the review.