...I was utterly charmed and enthralled by this novel! Having read the other two superb Austenesque novels by Karen Cox, I knew I could expect a high-caliber story rich with dynamic characters, intelligent insights, and evocative prose. At the Edge of the Sea is a poignant and expressive love story that should not be missed! I highly recommend!
At the Edge of the Sea
Karen M Cox, author
LIZZY QUINLAN LIVES IN THE SHADOW OF HER PAST.... Everyone in Orchard Hill knows Lizzy's bad reputation and won't let her forget it. But in the summer of 1959, Billy Ray Davenport, an itinerant minister's son, arrives in town. He discovers an indomitable strength behind the allure his father says is 'designed to lead men astray.' Lizzy spouts quirky bursts of wisdom and exudes an effortless sensuality that calls to him like a siren's song. Billy Ray thinks he could be the one who helps her swim against the tide of disapproval; he could free her once and for all. But a stormy path awaits the unlikely pair. Lizzy's past cannot help but shape her future, and ready or not, this beautiful, complex mystery girl is about to change Billy Ray's life-and his heart-forever. A new novel from award-winning author, Karen M Cox, At the Edge of the Sea is a realistic love story told by an idealistic young man. As society's sands shift under his feet, Billy Ray navigates the ocean of approaching adulthood- a journey as ever-changing and ancient as the sea itself.
In this intoxicating and heartfelt romance set in 1959, a minister’s son falls headlong for the wrong kind of girl. Billy Ray Davenport’s life has always been guided by the Bible and his intense yet devoted father. After being accepted to med school, Billy Ray spends a summer shadowing local physician Dr. Miller and learning different approaches to treating patients. An instantaneous and overwhelming attraction to Lizzy, whom the townspeople call a slut, ties the sheltered Billy Ray in knots. Despite numerous warnings to steer clear of Lizzy, including some from Dr. Miller’s own daughter, Billy Ray is besotted by her striking looks and drawn in by a beautiful soul that he senses beneath the surface. Cox (Find Wonder in All Things) vividly captures the tensions and nuances of smalltown 1950s life. Billy Ray and Lizzy’s roller-coaster relationship, captivating in its intensity and honesty, is a brutal fight against all odds, and Billy Ray’s inner struggle to do the right thing is surprisingly real. Readers will be entertained and inspired by this winning tale. (BookLife)
Meredith, Austenesque Reviews