At the Water’s Edge
|April 16, 2015||Posted by admin under Fiction, Historical Fiction|
This novel takes places during the Second World War and will take you on a journey from what was considered the high society of Philadelphia to the Scottish Highlands.
In the beginning, the main characters are a husband and wife, Maddie and Ellis Hyde, and their friend Henry Boyd. To save face and earn some respect from Ellis’ father, this threesome travel to a small village in Scotland to investigate the occurrence of the “loch monster”. Years before Ellis’ father had been disgraced because he had faked pictures of seeing the monster. Ellis decided that the three would travel to see if this great monster in fact existed and in doing so would receive his long acceptance from his father. The three companions ended up in a small village and while the two men were off trying to capture pictures of the monster Maddie becomes friendly with the staff at the Inn where they were staying.
As the story progresses you get to know the Inn staff and realize that many of them may not have much in these times of war but are willing to share with Maddie as they come to realize that she really is not a so-called snob but a very kind and loving person. Tragic events unfold that brings out a kindness in Maddie as she helps to care for one of the Inn staff that has been injured.
After sometime and with no luck finding the “loch monster” Ellis and Henry come up with a scheme to fake pictures and while this is on going Ellis finds out that Maddie has just come into a great fortune. He then hatches a separate plan which will effect Maddie’s future and perhaps even her life and she has to come up with a plan to change things.
This book was a great read and will keep you captured until the very end.
To learn more about this book or to get your very own copy, visit the publisher’s website here.
Note: Sara Gruen is also the author of the well-known book (turned featured film) called “Water for Elephants”.