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Title:
The high tide club
Title:
The high tide club
Edition:
Large print edition.
Publisher Info:
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2018.
Physical Description:
739 pages ; 23 cm
Abstract:
"When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons attorney Brooke Trappnell to her 20,000 acre barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never actually met her. Josephine's cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter, but why enlist Brooke and not the prestigious Atlanta law firm she has used for years? Brooke travels to Shellhaven and meets the cagey Josephine, whose home is a crumbling pink mansion at the edge of the turquoise sea. Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder. She is hiring Brooke for two reasons: first, to protect her island from those who would despoil her land, and second, to help her make amends with the heirs of the women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club--so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades."-- from the publisher.
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Summary

In a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found, ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons attorney Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000-acre barrier island home. The ailing Josephine tells Brooke she wants to protect her island and legacy, and make amends with the heirs of her long-dead closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club ― named for their youthful skinny dipping escapades.




Author Notes

Mary Kay Andrews was born Kathy Hogan Trocheck on July 27, 1954 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Georgia. She worked for fourteen years as a reporter, mainly at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, before becoming a full-time author.

Under Kathy Hogan Trocheck, she wrote 10 mysteries including the Callahan Garrity Mystery series and the Truman Kicklighter Mysteries series. Under Mary Kay Andrews, her works include the Weezie and Bebe series, Little Bitty Lies, Hissy Fit, Deep Dish, The Fixer Upper, Summer Rental, Spring Fever, Ladies Night, Save the Date, and Beach Town.

Mary Kay's title, The Weekenders, made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Perennial bestseller Andrews (The Weekenders, 2016) returns with what's sure to be a popular beach read. Struggling small-town lawyer and single mom Brooke Trappnell receives a call from 99-year-old Josephine Warrick. Josephine has received a terminal diagnosis and wants to ensure that her family's island estate, Shellhaven, on wild, beautiful Talisa Island doesn't become state property. She wants Brooke's help to make amends for becoming estranged from her oldest and dearest friends, women who called themselves the High Tide Club, by leaving Shellhaven to their remaining families. Brooke thinks this case is a lost cause but is compelled to make things right when she learns her grandmother, Millie, was one of the High Tide Club. What follows is a compelling novel about the people and places that shape a life and the secrets that create ripples for generations. With a unique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for juicy escape.--Walker, Aleksandra Copyright 2018 Booklist


Library Journal Review

In October 1941, four young women buried a man on Talisa Island off the coast of Georgia. Almost 80 years later, millionaire Josephine Bettendorf Warrick, at 99, is fighting the state to hold onto the island. She wants to bequeath her home to her estranged friends or their descendants, so she hires attorney Brooke Trappnell to find them. The story of that October week is told in alternating chapters with the account of Brooke's search for the descendants. Josephine dies before she can reveal all her secrets, but Brooke juggles the investigation into Josephine's story with her own struggles as a single mother. The contemporary group of women never come together in this novel. There are too many essential female characters, and some, including Josephine, come across as unlikable. The story moves very slowly, with little action until halfway through the book. While Andrews (The Weekenders) successfully links the two plotlines, Brooke's story of her relationship with her son's father has little development and an abrupt conclusion. Verdict Mainly for Andrews's fans. [See Prepub Alert, 11/26/17.]-Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.