All The Breaking Waves by Kerry Lonsdale

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Release Date: December 6, 2016

Book Blurb from Goodreads.com:

From the bestselling author of Everything We Keep comes a gripping tale of long-buried secrets, the strength of forgiveness, and the healing power of returning home for good.

After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made.

Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment—something Molly never had. But when Cassie is plagued by horrific visions and debilitating nightmares, Molly is forced to return to the one place she swore she’d never move back to—home to Pacific Grove.

A riveting exploration of love, secrets, and motherhood, All the Breaking Waves is the poignant story of a woman who discovers she must confront her past, let go of her guilt, and summon everything in her power to save her daughter.

My Review:

Molly Brennan is a single mother raising an eight year old daughter Cassie in California. Cassie is plagued with daily nightmares. These nightmares are horrible visions of life-threatening events that will happen to her friends at school. Molly grew up with these psychic abilities as did the generations of women before her.

Cassie has warned a friend at school about a future event and saves the child’s life. This is the second time Cassie has protected a classmate, and now Molly wants to protect her daughter from becoming alienated at school and the community. She decides to return home to seek guidance from her only living relative, her grandmother. Molly knows that she is going to have to confront her own unresolved issues surrounding lost love, tragedy, guilt, and mistakes. Can she get Cassie the help she needs to cope with her gifts?

The characters in this book are very likable and I enjoyed their journeys. The emotional connection between mother and daughter is very strong and realistic. This book has a magical element that is not my typical genre but I found this a fun read.  I thought I had the plot figured out but the author took me on a nice ride!

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