DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA
All the characters in Daughters of the Sea (4.5) by Ellyn Bache are floating in life, even those who appear anchored. Veronica Legacy, 38, has left her husband and is driving her 20- year-old daughter, Simpson, to the only stable, consistent place she's ever known. Ernestine Truheart still lives on the farm Veronica remembers, but at 70, she is slowly dying. This rich book balances multiple stories and characters while clearly and logically showing them growing and changing as they work their way through complicated life issues. The reader is drawn along in this charming, delightful book, filled with surprises and a combination of emotion, humor and mystery.