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The Beach House

The Beach House - Helen McKenna There is an historic beach house on a prime piece of real estate in a small Queensland town.

Developers are circling – they want the land for a resort. The townspeople don’t want them to have it.

A young journalist is given the story to write from a human interest angle. She interviews a number of people who have been guests of the beach house. We are told their stories, and each one is complete in its own right. There are climaxes and resolutions.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written and Ms McKenna has an excellent command of language. The characters are well developed and the reader gets to know each one intimately. One of the stories, Clare 2000, touched me deeply.

The Epilogue, which contains the overall resolution, is satisfying.

I highly recommend The Beach House and have rated it 5 stars.