- By Kerry Lonsdale

All the Breaking Waves

  • Title: All the Breaking Waves
  • Author: Kerry Lonsdale
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • All the Breaking Waves From the bestselling author of Everything We Keep comes a gripping tale of long buried secrets the strength of forgiveness and the healing power of returning home for good After a harrowing accident

    From the bestselling author of Everything We Keep comes a gripping tale of long buried secrets, the strength of forgiveness, and the healing power of returning home for good.After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made.Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight yeFrom the bestselling author of Everything We Keep comes a gripping tale of long buried secrets, the strength of forgiveness, and the healing power of returning home for good.After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made.Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight year old daughter, Cassie The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment something Molly never had But when Cassie is plagued by horrific visions and debilitating nightmares, Molly is forced to return to the one place she swore she d never move back to home to Pacific Grove.A riveting exploration of love, secrets, and motherhood, All the Breaking Waves is the poignant story of a woman who discovers she must confront her past, let go of her guilt, and summon everything in her power to save her daughter.

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    1. Kudos to Kerry Lonsdale for breaking out into something new; while this story holds true to her previous themes that fall heavily in the women’s fiction genre, this story had an entirely different feel to it. I’ll be honest, I didn’t realize based on the description that this book had a paranormal element to it, but the author played it off well and gave it more of a magical realism projection than anything too heavily supernatural. While Everything We Keep did deal with some heavier subje [...]

    2. I've read amazing things about newer author, Kerry Lonsdale's, books, and this was my first one written by her. While there is a strong paranormal element (some of the women are "gifted" with insights of different types), the themes of the book are family secrets, mother-daughter relationships, grief, and loss. Lonsdale has a great writing style with impeccable pacing. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from her!

    3. Molly Brennan is a single mother raising an eight year old daughter Cassie in California. Cassie is plagued with daily nightmares. These nightmares are horrible visions of life-threatening events that will happen to her friends at school. Molly grew up with these psychic abilities as did the generations of women before her.Cassie has warned a friend at school about a future event and saves the child’s life. This is the second time Cassie has protected a classmate, and now Molly wants to protec [...]

    4. Kerry Lonsdalecontinues with another heartfelt tale, following her debut,Everything We Keep,with her latest upcoming, ALL THE BREAKING WAVES —an emotional family domestic suspense saga of dark secrets, mystery, and magical realism. Lonsdale paints a vivid portrait of a contemporary family filled with secrets, strife and ultimately—loveL THE BREAKING WAVESis a mystery suspense with strong twists of romantic, historical, and paranormal elements. A talented sea glass artist, Molly Brennan whose [...]

    5. I was in the middle of a bunch of heavy books so this was just the ticket. It is lighter but still explores serious issues like control and alcoholism, with strong psychic women who make jewelry out of sea glass. (I'm a sucker for psychics.) This is probably classified as chick lit or romance and would make the perfect beach read.Thanks to the publisher for letting me read it early!

    6. Update @ 10%Okay, I’ve given it a full hour of audio time, or 10% of the total book, which is more than double my minimum 20 minutes that I usually give before DNF’ing a book. It’s just not well-written. The narrative gives details from a first person point of view that normally belong to a 3rd person POV, even sometimes making observations that would be belong to 3rd person omniscient. It’s just not plausible that someone is going to be so continuously self-aware of their own involuntar [...]

    7. All of my reviews can be found on novelgossipI absolutely loved Lonsdale’s debut novel Everything We Keep and after reading her follow up All The Breaking Waves I am now an even bigger fan. This book had all the same wonderful elements that shone so beautifully in EWK; polished writing, a gripping plot and characters that leave a lasting impression.Molly was a character that I could relate to on all levels. She’s a mom who loves her eight year old daughter, Cassie and will do anything to pro [...]

    8. Blending elements of magic and mystery, ALL THE BREAKING WAVES, is a compelling portrayal of one mother’s journey as she grapples with her small daughter’s horrific visions that force her to confront a haunting secret from her past. Examining issues of love, loss and the often-fragile ground of relationships and forgiveness, this tenderly told story will have you turning the pages long past midnight.

    9. All the Breaking Waves by Kerry LonsdaleAfter an extremely disturbing and distressing accident disrupts Molly Brennan's family she leaves the man she loved. Fast forward twelve years later. Molly has succeeded in reinventing her life for her daughter Cassie and herself. They exist in a stable home that is both loving and safe. Molly's daughter Cassie who is eight years old has the ability to have flashes of premonitions that are of a scary nature and very disturbing nightmares.Molly decides that [...]

    10. All the Breaking Waves was an enjoyable read that had an interesting and unique plot I wasn't expecting.After fleeing from her home in Pacific Grove twelve years ago, Molly has avoided returning as much as possible. Instead she has made a life for herself and her eight year old daughter Cassie teaching art history and crafting jewelry made from sea glass. When Cassie begins experiencing horrific visions and nightmares, Molly knows she has to return home and seek the help of her grandmother. Once [...]

    11. I see I'm in the minority here with my three stars, but that's okay. I did enjoy it, but I had some issues with it. Most of them would be spoilers, however. I'll just say I didn't find the characters quite as likeable as I should have. That would have been the day I would have dared to tell my grandmother she couldn't drink in her own house! I didn't really find Molly as charming as others. Also, if the age of the child hadn't been mentioned, I would have guessed she was five at some points and [...]

    12. Kerry managed another page turner that delves into the paranormal along with family matters. A lil different from something I'd normally read but good!

    13. This book was the worst kind of ridiculous!I had hopes for it based on the premise that it started out with but the author seemed not to know if the ‘abilities’ were believable or something out of a fantasy novel. Premonitions I can get behind… the part where she starts alluding to her ‘abilities’ being able to compel people to do things against their will was a bit misplaced.The author is not talented enough for the way that she’s chosen to write this book which is with a lot senten [...]

    14. All the Breaking Waves is a mesmerizing, heartfelt book about family secrets, lost love, and the sacrifices we all make for the people that we love. Molly Brennan's young daughter, Cassie, has been plagued by horrifying nightmares; nightmares which are preceded by premonitions about her friends at school. Seeking help from her grandmother, Molly reluctantly returns home, a place filled with tragic memories for Molly; a place where Molly must learn to reconcile her past in order to provide a futu [...]

    15. In All the Breaking Waves, author Kerry Lonsdale blends a masterful tale of magic realism and family saga. With its heartfelt characters and relationships—generational, maternal, and a long-ago romance—we are drawn into Molly’s world. While her intuitive gifts may be ethereal, her fears, hopes for her daughter, and personal desires are extraordinarily relatable. Woven with a thread of pure magic, Lonsdale crafts an intriguing story of love, mystery, and family loyalty that will captivate a [...]

    16. 3.5 stars. Easy read with likable characters and an interesting storyline. Perfect for summer and beach reading!

    17. Molly has a psychic gift that she has suppressed for years because her father taught her that it was bad. Now her young daughter Cassie is showing signs of having the same gift and Molly's life is plagued with how to get her daughter to change before she becomes at outcast to her friends. They leave home and return to her grandmother's house that she had fled from many years before. While there trying to find a way to help her daughter, Molly tries to learn more about herself and her mother and [...]

    18. I'm so thrilled that I received an early copy of this book to read and review. I loved this book! Devoured it in one weekend because I had a hard time putting it down. It covers so many themes, such as regret, fear, loss, forgiveness, acceptance, family and hope. I don't want to give too much away but it is a little genre bending. It combines mystery, romance, and a touch of magical realism all at once. I really enjoyed the mother-daughter bond, as well as the other relationships covered. I foun [...]

    19. I finished this book in 24 hours, which is something I can only say of one other book I've ever read. It's gripping page-turner that combines women's fiction and magical realism (which I don't usually like, but didn't bother me in this book) in a story of love, loss, relationships and fierce protective parental instincts. I've honestly never read anything like this story.The reason I took off one star is that something felt off in this book to me, and it well just could be me. I felt like someth [...]

    20. This book was riveting from the beginning to the very last page. Molly, eight-year-old Cassie, Nana Mary, and Owen are delightful and believable characters. Molly's daughter, plagued by visions and terrible nightmares that always seem to come to light, has a frightening nightmare about Molly. Molly and her Nana Mary both have psychic abilities as well so after this last horrifying nightmare, she decides to take Cassie to visit Nana Mary in her childhood home in Pacific Grove, a place she has avo [...]

    21. I was swept away to a magical place with this beautiful story, All The Breaking Waves! From the first descriptions of Molly's treasured sea glass, I felt like I was on the beach with her sensing the incredible feeling of finding these wonderful colorful pieces. Molly's keen talent for designing jewelry from sea glass was like her innate ability, the incredible gift she had for sensing premonitions. She feared this surreal ability that she and her daughter Cassie also had. Cassie was experiencing [...]

    22. Another riveting book from Kerry Lonsdale! If you think your family has secrets, you've got nothing on the family in this book. Molly and her daughter, Cassie, are damaged but real characters. I found their journey home and the results to be gut-wrenching, heart breaking and heart melting.This is a book you have to finish quickly as you cannot stop reading.Kudos to Lonsdale on her sophomore book!

    23. Loved All The Breaking Waves! What an intriguing, unique story. I was engrossed with all of the characters and the many mysteries. The love between Molly, Cassie, Owen and Nana is palpable. I found the premise of the story imaginative, thoughtful, suspenseful and heartbreaking all at once. Kerry Lonsdale has become a favorite author of mine and I cannot wait to read her future novels!

    24. I'm so thrilled Kerry sent me an ARC copy along with some trinkets and I must note I had difficulty in reading this one. My own "Cassie" ( 12yo Niece) passed away from a bad 7 car accident which resulted in 4 deaths she being the only child so please keep this in mind reading this review as it's still heartbreaking for my family.I grappled with this book since it was received and emotionally this book hit me to the core literally. I wept, I cried, I went back and forth with triggers and emotions [...]

    25. The fact that I read this in two days shows you how good is was. I ignored all the work I had to do just to finish it. What if you had the power to see into the future.well, that is what happens to Cassie who not only does it and scares her friends, but her mother and grandmother can do the same. But it is not always a good thing and when she predicts her friend will die and scares her, Cassie is suspended from school.Her mom takes her away for the week to visit grandma and places her in a bette [...]

    26. For the life of me I don't know how I ended up with this book on my Kindle but it was a quick and easy read and one I enjoyed. The storyline was a little familiar (girl returning home after many years and being reunited with her first love) but with a twist due to the psychic abilities of the key characters Molly and her young daughter Cassie. Having been a fan of the show Medium these themes are not off putting to me and I fell easily into the story without a flicker of doubt or disbelief. I'm [...]

    27. I had this book loaded on my Kindle and started reading it on a trip to the beach with house guests last week, intending on just a few pages but I found the story so good, it was hard to put it down. I really enjoyed Kerry Lonsdale's first book, "Everything We Keep" this summer and I liked All the Breaking Waves even more. It's a story of family, love, secrets, psychic gifts and sea glass.Molly is a single mother with an eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. Cassie has premonitions about her classmat [...]

    28. In ALL THE BREAKING WAVES (Lake Union Publishing) by bestselling author, Kerry Lonsdale, Molly Brennan flees her home and the man she has grown up loving, after both of her parents die on the same day swearing she’ll never return.Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. She teaches art history and designs sea-glass jewelry, which she calls “trash turned into treasure.” She raises her daughter Cassie in the safe environment she di [...]

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