Tuesday, October 25, 2016

On Tour: Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman #TLCBookTours #InheritingEdith.


Inheriting Edith

Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks October 18, 2016

A poignant breakout novel, for fans of J. Courtney Sullivan and Elin Hilderbrand, about a single mother who inherits a beautiful beach house with a caveat—she must take care of the ornery elderly woman who lives in it.

For years, Maggie Sheets has been an invisible hand in the glittering homes of wealthy New York City clients, scrubbing, dusting, mopping, and doing all she can to keep her head above water as a single mother. Everything changes when a former employer dies leaving Maggie a staggering inheritance. A house in Sag Harbor. The catch? It comes with an inhabitant: The deceased’s eighty-two-year old mother Edith.

Edith has Alzheimer’s—or so the doctors tell her—but she remembers exactly how her daughter Liza could light up a room, or bring dark clouds in her wake. And now Liza’s gone, by her own hand, and Edith has been left—like a chaise or strand of pearls—to a poorly dressed young woman with a toddler in tow.

Maggie and Edith are both certain this arrangement will be an utter disaster. But as summer days wane, a tenuous bond forms, and Edith, who feels the urgency of her diagnosis, shares a secret that she’s held close for five decades, launching Maggie on a mission that might just lead them each to what they are looking for.

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My thoughts about Inheriting Edith ~~ 

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—'A beach house, thought Maggie, her head spinning like the revolving glass door that deposited her back onto Eighteenth Street.'

I was totally enchanted by this story from the very first page. I was immediately very comfortable with the author's writing and I felt an instant connection to the main character, Maggie. I truly cared about her and I needed to make sure she and her daughter were happy and in a good place. Their lives kept me turning the pages.

Life hasn't been easy for Maggie but she suddenly gets what she considers a fortune dropped in her lap. There is just one stipulation—she also gets the elderly woman with Alzheimer's who comes with the house. Maggie suddenly has to take on the responsibility of caring for this woman, as well as being a single parent to her little daughter.

Inheriting Edith is a story of secrets, friendship, forgiveness, letting go, and holding on. I highly recommend this book as this is one I could have devoured in one sitting.

About the author

Photo by Karen Shacham

Zoe Fishman is the author of Driving Lessons, Saving Ruth, and Balancing Acts. Her books have been translated into German, Italian, Dutch and Polish. She’s the recipient of many awards, including Target’s Breakout and Emerging Author Picks, a New York Post Pick, and has been featured on NBC’s “Atlanta & Co.” as well as in Publishers Weekly and The Huffington Post.

She is currently at work on her next novel, as well as teaching writing at The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Zoe lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons.

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1 comment:

  1. Getting invested in characters right from the start can really make for a great read! I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for being a part of the tour.


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