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Reviewed by Miche Arendse for Readers' Favorite
On a remote island off the coast of Maine, we see the lives of various people unfold in The New Shore by Caren J. Werlinger. Life on Little Sister Island seems ideal, only nothing in life is perfect. Meredith and her family moved to Little Sister because she was to assume the role of the island's first teacher. This seemed to be the catalyst for change, setting in motion a chain of events that would affect the lives of many of the island's inhabitants. Rebecca, the island's keeper, finds herself falling into a new and sweet love relationship while Kathleen must face the bane of her existence when her mother falls ill and has to live with her.
The New Shore by Caren J. Werlinger was a new reading experience for me. Although this book is the third in a series I had no trouble reading it as a stand-alone and I found it to be extremely well-written. Werlinger is an amazing writer, especially when it comes to character-building. Each one in this book was so authentic that it felt as if you were reading about the lives of real people who you could go out and meet. The story touched on issues that many people face in life which made it that much more realistic and immersive. I don’t think there was a single thing I didn’t enjoy about this book and it has made me want to read the series from start to finish.