Book Review Of “At Waves End” By Patricia Perry Donovan

When her estranged mother wins a Jersey Shore bed and breakfast in a lottery and heads east to survey the prize, Faith Sterling fears her mother has fallen victim to yet another scam. Their visit to the B & B confirms her suspicions. Wave’s End is not as advertised—it’s nowhere near the beach, it’s sorely in need of an overhaul, and its finances are shaky. But despite Faith’s attempts to dissuade her mother, Connie Sterling is determined to try her hand at running the inn.

A frustrated Faith heads back to Brooklyn, dreading the havoc her mother will wreak on her well-ordered and successful life. She doesn’t have to wait long. When a supersized hurricane pummels the East Coast, Faith reluctantly agrees to return and help her mother run Wave’s End…temporarily.

But just as inn life settles into a comfortable rhythm, a grievous secret about Wave’s End surfaces, threatening the inn’s future and fraying the already fragile mother-daughter bonds. (From Goodreads) 

I was contacted by the Author, via Instagram about reviewing this book for free, in exchange of an honest review.‘s proximity

I rate this book a 3.5 stars out of 5.

I liked it the book as a whole. However, I did not like Faith, she appeared to be a spoiled, self-centered brat, who liked controlling her mom, talking down to her, and overall just being a rude child. I think she confused herself as the parent. I really just could not connect with her character.

Connie and Maeve I did like. I think they were the characters this book needed. I think Connie had a heart of gold, and she put others needs in front of her own, so being the owner of a B&B after a terrible hurricane was perfect for her.

The writing was good, and the description of the aftermath of storm Nadine was written in such great detail, that I can envision the sand lined streets, the destroyed homes, and businesses. It took me back the days I was glued to the t.v. after hurricane Sandy. So well done to Patricia for that.

Overall, this was a good book, and I enjoyed it.