The final book in the Cedar Key series is nowhere near the high caliber of the first two. It almost seems as if Everson had quite a few ideas for future novels, but was forced to condense them all in this one. There are too many characters for any depth of plot, and much of the action in their stories takes place off scene so the reader doesn’t get invested in them, which is quite unfortunate.

The Claybourne sisters have experienced much of the highs and lows of their lives through the mirror of their vacation home in Cedar Key. When their mother passed away, the four siblings had a difficult time moving forward. This is especially evident when their father meets Anise, a much younger woman, and they quickly decide to get married. As the years progress and Jayme-Leigh, Kimberly, Heather and Ami experience their own joys and sorrows, all of the women must come to a place of acceptance and family. (REVELL, Jun., 384 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel