When the Bennett family arrive at the shore house to spend the summer together, they bring more baggage than just suitcases…
When Kaye Bennett, matriarch of the Bennett family, summons her adult children to the shore house, she anticipates a vacation full of nostalgia. It’s a chance to relive the carefree joy of summers past: burned hot dogs and drippy popsicles, sunburns and mosquito bites, the crash of the ocean waves and the sounds of crickets at night… But when Kaye’s son and daughter arrive, late and uncooperative, it becomes clear the family desperately need to reconnect.
Kaye and her daughter Stacy have been quietly at odds for years and resentment has grown around words unsaid. Faced with spending the summer months in such close quarters, Kaye is determined to remind Stacy of happier times and why she once loved their beautiful beachside home. But both Kaye and Stacy are holding something back. And only when a heart-stopping moment on the beach puts what Stacy most loves at risk are the two women finally able to set free the secrets in their shared past.
Will opening up to each other about what’s in their hearts allow the Bennett family to finally heal? A story of love, forgiveness and the power of family bonds, The Shore House is a heartfelt summer read, perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Pamela Kelley and Nancy Thayer.
What readers are saying about The Shore House:
‘Beautiful. This is a story of hope and faith. Reading this story made me feel good and the ending left me smiling! I can’t wait to read more of these wonderful, entertaining and heart tugging tales! Loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I loved this book so much. It was so emotional and heart-warming at the same time. Shows how things can be forgiven even after decades.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Heidi isn’t simply a writer, she’s an artist… Her descriptions resonate with all your senses… you smell the ocean breeze, taste the summer corn, hear the slap of the screen door. Heidi creates people you care about. The Shore House kept me turning the pages from Memorial Day through to Labor Day. Do yourself a favor and spend a summer in Dewberry Beach.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘The Shore House is a wonderfully satisfying summer read. With the quaint backdrop of the shore community of Dewberry Beach, combined with the dynamics of family interaction, Heidi Hostetter has woven a delightful and descriptive tale.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘I loved the characters and the story. The story unfolds with ease and a few surprises thrown in. I can’t wait to read more by this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This is a gorgeous summer read… I devoured this book in just one sitting and this book has completely lifted my spirits. I adored this book and although this is my first read by this author, it definitely will not be the last.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I cannot say enough good things about this book. I wanted to be a guest at their shore house, I wanted to be invited to one of Kay’s summer parties. Each character draws you in to their world.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wonderful book! I could not put the book down. Love the story of family and finding that way back to one another.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Loved this one. Really pulled you in and made you feel like you were going through what the character was. Such a heart-warming book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘The Shore House was a delight to read. It felt like an escape… A story of forgiveness and finding yourself. It is the perfect summer read.’ Goodreads reviewer