The Winter Sea

The Winter Sea

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little Australian coastal town of Whitby Point. There she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an Italian immigrant, some ninety years before. Life for Cassie on the south west coast is sweet as she sets up a successful restaurant and falls in love with Giuseppe's great grandson Michael. But when the family patriarch dies, a devastating family secret is revealed which threatens to destroy her dreams. Cassie's future happiness now rests with her quest for the truth"--
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015, ©2013.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250051196
Characteristics: 416 pages ;,21 cm


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May 17, 2018

The historical background about Italian emigration to Australia following WWI placed this a bit above chick lit. An interesting and pleasant read.

Mar 16, 2017

I have mixed feelings about this book. Although I didn't care for the writing style, I did like the historical part of the book. I was not aware of the Italian migration to Australia. In fact, I liked Giuseppe's story better than Cassie's. First time I've read this author. The book jacket indicates she trained as journalist. I can definitely see that in her writing style. The story is presented in a non-emotional way that keeps the reader at a distance from the characters. A bit long and slow going, but I liked it enough to finish it.

Jan 31, 2016

Quick and easy chick lit read. Its saving grace was its setting on the south coast of N.S.W.

Feb 21, 2015

I was very disappointed by this author, especially after all her professional citations on the back of the book. I did not see any indicator that this was geared toward youth, but it seems to be. The sentences are short and very simple. The range and expression of emotions are simplistic. After about half-way I gave up in boredom. I would recommend this book to persons in the 6th grade.

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