Firefly Beach (Mass Market Paperback)

By Luanne Rice

Bantam, 9780345526861, 416pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

List Price: 5.99*
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Under the summer sky, anything is possible....

Author of the acclaimed novels Cloud Nine and Follow the Stars Home, Luanne Rice returns with another moving portrait of a family in crisis—as three sisters come face-to-face with the past and find in each other the courage to go on.

Coolly sophisticated and steadfastly single, Caroline Renwick has always been the sister everyone could count on. As she and Clea and Skye gathered at Firefly Hill, their childhood home, Caroline thought that they had all put the past behind them. But as summer gets under way, a mysterious man arrives—a man who has the power to bring it all back....

Joe Connor was only six when his father died at Firefly Hill. Though he and Caroline had never met, the five-year-old girl reached out to him. They became pen pals and friends, until a teenaged Joe finally learned the truth about what had happened to his father that night. Now, after years of silence, Joe is suddenly here ... and Caroline still feels a connection. But she can't help but wonder if this handsome man holds the key to her family's healing—or its destruction. And in his presence, how long will she be able to guard her heart?

About the Author

Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-five novels, most recently Last Kiss, Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer's Child, Beach Girls, ""and her soon-to-be-released new hardcover, The Letters," " written with Joseph Monninger. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Praise For Firefly Beach

"Rice brings her signature sensitivity to this beautifully textured summertime read. ... rings with truth and warmth ... a lovely celebration of sisterhood, summer and survival."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Exciting, emotional, terrific. What more could you want?"—The New York Times Book Review

"Luanne Rice proves herself a nimble virtuoso."—Washington Post Book World

"Rice has an elegant style, a sharp eye, and a real warmth. In her hands families, and their values ... seem worth cherishing."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Rice makes us believe that healing is possible."—Chicago Tribune

"Rice's trademarks are fine writing, a good eye for small detail, and an uncanny way of conveying the mysterious glue that holds families together."
-- Kirkus Reviews , starred review

"Luanne Rice touches the deepest, most tender corners of the heart."
-- Tami Hoag, author of Dust to Dust