Every summer, Samantha Wheland joins her childhood friends—Isabel, Kendra and Mina—on a vacation, somewhere exotic and fabulous. Together with their mixed bag of parents, they’ve created a lifetime of memories. This year it’s a beach house in Honduras. But for the first time, their clan is not complete. Mina lost her battle against cancer six months ago, and the friends she left behind are still struggling to find their way forward without her.
For Samantha, the vacation just feels wrong without Mina. Despite being surrounded by her friends—the closest thing she has to family—Mina’s death has left Sam a little lost. Unsure what direction her life should take. Fearful that whatever decision she makes about her wealthy French boyfriend’s surprise proposal, it’ll be the wrong one.
The answers aren’t in the journal Mina gave Sam before she died. Or in the messages Sam believes Mina is sending as guideposts. Before the trip ends, the bonds of friendship with her living friends, the older generation’s stories of love and loss, and Sam’s glimpse into a world far removed from the one in which she belongs will convince her to trust her heart. And follow it.
Unfortunately, I found that I just kept putting this book down. I couldn’t get into. No matter how hard I tried, I just wasn’t being pulled into the story.
It is very very rare for me to not finish a book. Even when I don’t get pulled in right away, I will normally finish it. Mainly because OCD forces me to… LOL! Unfortunately, this was not the case in this book.
I hate to say that, but I didn’t finish this book. I guess it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
I felt that it was too slow moving. It changed perspectives too often. I didn’t feel like the characters were really animated. But those are just my personal opinions. I am sure that there will be someone who will like it. It just wasn’t me.
I honestly did try to read this one for the past several weeks now.
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