Emma, a single mom and her teenage daughter, Penny live in Sag Harbor, in the Hamptons, as townies. Struggling to accommodate rich Manhattanites, Emma is a hard working employee at The American Hotel. Emma and her daughter, a bit of a misfit, learn one day that a dear friend, who is a famous artist, drops dead and leaves his multimillion dollar estate to Penny. The key to understanding this "mystery" of why Penny was left the inheritance will be pieced together as other characters show up to fight for a piece of the action. Enter ex-partner, Bea, who makes Cruella Da Ville seem a bit warm and fuzzy. Then the ex-husband and father of Penny comes to town to suddenly be a father to Penny.
Great writing, I felt the book had some sluggish parts which I wished I would have skimmed over. The story is a great beach read, and will end in a great place for the reader, but it lacked overall depth. I wanted to know a bit more about Tom, the bartender, which may have lent a bit more meat to the story. I really wanted less of Bea and the story of Bea and Angus simply didn't work for me.
Over all, it was a pleasant read, and I would recommend it as a great little beach/vacation book. Four stars for a great little book.
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