Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Denim Blue Sea by Joane DeMaio

Published March 3, 2015

During two August weeks, denim designer Maris Carrington and coastal architect Jason Barlow prepare for their much-anticipated wedding. Guests arrive early, turning keys in charming cottage doors to begin their New England summer escape. The wedding is a reason for old friends to gather again; to meet in their shabby beach hangout and get the jukebox cranking; to walk that weathered boardwalk beneath a starry sky; to breathe the sweet salt air. "Cures what ails you," one of the friends, Neil, always said long before his life was sadly claimed. But his legacy was not.

When Maris discovers Neil's long-lost journal, its passages reveal a heartbreaking secret. Can truths be found within its timeworn pages? Can this leather-bound journal unite the friends as their lives begin to fray? A bittersweet family reunion, a surprising encounter from a devastating accident, a shocking confession leaving one marriage shattered--all will test the once close-knit circle. Suddenly this safe haven on the tranquil Connecticut shoreline churns with emotional turmoil, threatening even the beach wedding just days before it is to happen.

Yet like a silver cap on a breaking wave, love and friendship wash ashore with hope, ever shimmering, in The Denim Blue Sea

My Thoughts…

This is my fifth book by Joanne DeMaio.   It definitely is my favorite.    I love the beach, the friendships, and the romance.    I love that it included some drama, lots of love, and a ton of great conversations.    The friendships in this book are the best.   No matter what was happening in their lives these friends are there for each other, no questions asked and nothing expected in return.    They listen to the good, the bad, and the funny never passing judgment. 

Maris and Jason are both people with deep histories.   They both have dealt with loss of extremely important people in their lives and this impacts them every day.   I enjoyed seeing them lean on each other, share their feelings with each other, and show their love.    They have the relationship that will certainly withstand time and only get stronger as it goes on.  

I cannot stress enough how much everyone needs to go get their copy of The Denim Blue Sea.    It is a story with will pull you away from your everyday life and pull you into the life of Maris, Jason, and all their friends.   

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