Image of Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida


Image of Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida

Mayne writes a wonderful novel about all of life's relationships, including son to aging parents, sister to sister, friend to friend, grandfather to grandson and, of course, love between a woman and a man. It's wonderful how she weaves all these different and complex relationships into one story and keeps it moving. This is one novel that will be treasured long after the final page is turned.

Amanda Burns owns a bicycle and skateboard shop in Treasure Island, Fla., and wonders why every year handsome Jerry Simpson rents a tandem bicycle. He always comes in by himself, and she never sees him riding around town. When she discovers that he brings his aging parents to the island every year, and they're the ones using the bike, she's drawn to the quiet man. This summer is different, and Amanda and Jerry grow closer (with a little help from his mother). As their relationship blossoms, they realize that the treasure isn't buried in the soft sandy beaches, it's in each other's hearts. (SUMMERSIDE, Jul., 320 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Hanson