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The Sandpiper By Susan Lovell The Sandpiper The Sandpiper is about the three Cameron women Kate the perfect older sister Jamie the screw up Their widowed mother Ellie It s about Nina Judd their guardian angel the novel s heartbeat Kate had th

  • Title: The Sandpiper
  • Author: Susan Lovell
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  • The Sandpiper By Susan Lovell The Sandpiper is about the three Cameron women Kate the perfect older sister Jamie the screw up Their widowed mother Ellie It s about Nina Judd, their guardian angel, the novel s heartbeat Kate had the chance to know their father Dr James But Jamie was born too late Sisters by birth Sisters in loyalty sanctified by a blood oath Two bright, pretty women full of prThe Sandpiper is about the three Cameron women Kate the perfect older sister Jamie the screw up Their widowed mother Ellie It s about Nina Judd, their guardian angel, the novel s heartbeat Kate had the chance to know their father Dr James But Jamie was born too late Sisters by birth Sisters in loyalty sanctified by a blood oath Two bright, pretty women full of promise Then something happens the summer Jamie turns 18 that ruins everything And maybe Kate s not so perfect after all, Jamie not so hopeless Embraced by The Sandpiper, Nina s white shingled cottage above the endless blue of Lake Michigan, the sisters struggle toward forgiveness, toward healing That love is all there is Is all we know of love Emily Dickinson
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    1. Susan Lovell

      Susan Brace Lovell earned undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors in English from the University of Michigan and taught high school and college English She co founded Cadence, a weekly newspaper in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is the author of four non fiction histories Lovell is a longtime member of the Salvation Army and sits on the Grand Rapids Salvation Army Advisory Board She and her husband live in Grand Rapids.

    623 thoughts on “The Sandpiper”

    1. This book is about the beach, the big lake , what makes a family, addiction, hope, and so much Susan Lovell is an excellent writer She is skilled in her descriptions, with sentences like, The damp air like an exotic mist caressed her face Anyone can write a story but not just anyone can bring you into a story and make you live and breath the characters, cheer for them, want them to succeed Lovell does just that Each character in this novel is a hero in her own right, each suffering from some so [...]


    2. An alcoholic, a perfectionist, a single mother, and an aunt all feature prominently in this read Two sisters deal with issues stemming from their past which intrude into their present, and getting over them takes the love of each other, their mother, and their aunt.This is women s literature that makes the reader smile, weep, and root for the characters of Jamie, Kate, Ellie, and Nina Choices and events plague them all, but together they can do just about anything.


    3. Couldn t put this book down The end came tooo soon for me Susan has a gift to draw in the reader and get you engaged in the lives of the characters I pray there is a sequel so we can stay involved in the intimate circle of this family and their challenging lives on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.


    4. The Sandpiper is for mature readers Some profanity is involved, and a few incidents of violence occur, although not described in depth This did not change my high opinion of this book I would classify this novel as Edgy Christian fiction as there are Christian components throughout.Susan Lovell is a new to me author What originally compelled me to purchase The Sandpiper is the fact that the story is based in West Michigan, my home I will not miss any of Susan Lovell s future books Her writing st [...]


    5. I received this book for free from GoodReads Giveaways The story of a mom, her daughters and the lovely woman they are friends with Each woman has their own demons to deal with and their friend helps them all find peace before she dies A great book.


    6. I really liked this book It was well written and engaging It also seemed really insightful regarding the disease of alcoholism.


    7. What a great read I couldn t put the obok down, drawn into the lives of the characters that Susan Lovell so very carefully crafted She has a lot of old poetry quoted in the book and I loved it The characters are all entwined around a small cottage on the edge of Lake Michigan, the cottage is called The Sandpiper One of the women in the book has a long and involved struggle with acoholism which affects everyone around her She s a fighter for sure I ve grown up with acoholism in my family, and it [...]


    8. A slow paced family drama of friendship, love and forgiveness.The Sandpiper is a novel about four women whose destiny is knitted together over three decades Kate seems like the perfect older sister to Jaime, who in turn struggles with her alcoholism Ellie their widowed mother is the enabler in the relationship, while Aunt Nina, aka Helena Judd, is the long time friend and protector, the glue in their relationships.The setting is Lake Michigan and this novel begins with a prologue from June of 19 [...]


    9. A slow paced family drama of friendship, love and forgiveness.The Sandpiper is a novel about four women whose destiny is knitted together over three decades Kate seems like the perfect older sister to Jaime, who in turn struggles with her alcoholism Ellie their widowed mother is the enabler in the relationship, while Aunt Nina, aka Helena Judd, is the long time friend and protector, the glue in their relationships.The setting is Lake Michigan and this novel begins with a prologue from June of 19 [...]


    10. This is the story of four women Ellie is a widow from Vietnam with two daughters, Kate and Jamie Kate was young when her father was killed in war but Jamie was not yet born therefore never knew her dad At age eighteen, Jamie s life is changed forever and she starts drinking and doing drugs Jamie decides to get her life together and move back home, also helping her Aunt Nina in her last days Kate is now happily married and living a perfect life or so Jamie perceives As the family deals with their [...]


    11. I won The Sandpiper by Susan Brace Lovell from and I feel truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to read this wonderful book The Sandpiper of the title is a cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan where Helena Nina Judd lives and loves unconditionally The prologue introduces the reader to Nina, Ellie, and Katie, and then the first chapter, set thirty years later, introduces the final major character, the alcoholic Jamie These women, a mother, her two daughters, and their adopted aunt, fa [...]


    12. The Sandpiper is the name of a home on Lake Michigan, where the lives of four women, Nina who owns the property befriends Ellie when Ellie s husband goes off to a war She is pregnant with Jamie when her and Kate move in with Nina Nina is a down to earth woman who becomes the women s adopted aunt Nina finds out she has cancer and the women all come back to the Sandpiper to help Nina through this devastating time Kate has always looked out for Jamie, who never got to meet her father at all, but Ja [...]


    13. I won this book from a first reads giveaway I just loved this book and was sad when it ended I wanted The Sandpiper told the story about 4 women, Ellie Cameron and her 2 daughters, and their aunt Nina Aunt Nina is the central part to the story and who the story revolves around, even though it is told through the point of view of the 2 daughters, Kate and Jamie The story opens with how Aunt Nina came into these ladies lives Ellie Campbell was a young mother of 3 year old Kate when her husband go [...]


    14. I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review This is a beautiful and enriching story of love, friendship, loss, forgiveness and redemption Ellie and James Cameron were the perfect couple until the Vietnam War took James and left Ellie the single mother of two young girls The only friend she had was Nina Judd, the woman whose cabin James had rented for them while he was away Jamie and Kate Cameron were polar opposites Kate was three years older than her sister Not only di [...]


    15. The Sandpiper by Susan Lovell is a truly powerful tale told from the points of view of two sisters, each driven by their own expectations Emotionally charged and full of intense drama that is truly realistic, the book takes the reader on a journey through darkness and the many shades of grey that follow the deep issues addressed in the book.The story and characters are superbly developed and researched Lovell knows clearly what she is addressing on such hot button topics as alcoholism, addiction [...]


    16. book show 2Susan Brace LovellSusan Brace Lovell has written eloquently about a difficult subject The characters are people we know, friends and family The love and support that can enrich a family and keep them accountable is not missed in this book The twists and turns kept me riveted right to the final word.The subject of infertility, addiction, alcoholism, loneliness, truth, honesty and love are beautifully and realistically intertwined The setting comes alive for anyone who has spent time ca [...]


    17. This is a charming and captivating novel of mother daughter relationships, friendships, and family relationships Told in the alternating chapters of Ellie, Kate and Jamie, readers will learn of the hardships and triumphs of the Cameron family and their beloved friend, Nina Judd, the angel who guides them through their lives.A great deal of this novel revolves how the family deals with Jamie s alcoholism and an act of violence that affected Jamie back in her teens This part of the book is very gr [...]


    18. Join us for discussions of the most talked about books This month s selection is The Sandpiper by Susan Lovell For adults Book Discussion will take place at Kent District Library s Gaines Township Branch on July 18th, 2016 from 1 2 pm The Sandpiper is a bittersweet novel about four women, Nina Judd, Ellie Cameron and her two daughters, Kate and Jamie, who are facing seemingly insurmountable challenges Set against the backdrop of The Sandpiper, Nina s white shingled cottage above the limitless bl [...]


    19. I received this book as a first reads giveaway I knew the subject matter would be hard for me, because I lost my father to alcoholism Seeing a parent struggle and then eventually succumb to addiction is tough and because of that I really wanted Jamie to give the baby up for adoption I m still not completely satisfied with the ending, the choice Jamie made and the selfishness that she was still exhibiting even at the end of the novel Despite my misgivings about the choices that she made, I felt t [...]


    20. I received a copy of this book through the GoodReads Giveaway program.Put this novel on your Summer Reading List This is a first novel from Ms Lovell, who before this has written several non fiction works I hope she s working on her second novel.If you ve read and liked Patricia Gaffney or Nancy Thayer novels, this one is right up your alley Strong female characters making up a tight knit family, overcoming adversity Perfect Kate, married to a surgeon, trying desperately to have a baby, and her [...]


    21. I won a signed copy of the book in a contest I read a lot of independent authors free on my Kindle but when I had the opportunity to enter a contest for a free book I jumped at the chance and I was not disappointed There were twists and turns in the story line that were somewhat expected but they were handled with love and compassion Alcoholism affects not only the alcoholic but everyone they come in contact with Each of the characters in the book had a back story which was woven skillfully into [...]


    22. Check out the full review at Kritters RamblingsA story of sisters, mother daughter and friends who must learn to lean on each other for help through both the good and the difficult times Jamie is the younger sister who has never been able to live up to the perfection that she thinks her sister is Kate is the older sister that became an adult at a very young age and has a hard time letting go of the caregiver role I love books where the characters are the complete central and the setting takes a [...]


    23. The Sandpiper is a bittersweet novel about four women, Nina Judd, Ellie Cameron and her two daughters, Kate and Jamie, who are facing seemingly insurmountable challenges Set against the backdrop of The Sandpiper, Nina s white shingled cottage above the limitless blue of Lake Michigan, it is beautifully written and full of in depth descriptions of both the physical and emotional environment in which the characters live It reveals the realities of addiction, terminal illness, and infertility and t [...]


    24. A heart wrenching tale of two sisters one the good girl, the other the screw up and rampant sibling rivalry The characters are compelling Each chapter is told from one of the sister s point of view Two subordinate characters, their mother and an older woman who is like a mother to them, greatly influence the sisters I would have like to have known about the mother The pace is slower than I like but appropriate for women s fiction The setting the Lake Michigan shore is perfect water washing the [...]


    25. I received this as a first read from , and won the book.The Sandpiper is an engaging and well written novel that follows two sisters through the challenges they face in their lives It is beautifully written and full of thorough descriptions of both the physical and emotional environment in which the characters live Adicts and infertility, that which plagues so many Americans families It brings you in to the point where you don t want to put it down and is very informative of the realities of add [...]


    26. The first thing that attracted me to this book was the name I love watching sandpipers at the beach The second thing that attracted me to the book was the cover Then I read the synopsis I thought this is a book I will really enjoy reading.It turned out to be okay I was actually a little disappointed It just never grabbed me I kept reading and it was alright.Maybe I just wasn t in the right frame of mind to read this book I think I needed something lighter and up beat.Ope s Opinions


    27. The Sandpiper is a compelling fictional read about a young woman s struggle with addiction sobriety the impact on her family friends Not an easy subject to tackle, but this story has an upbeat rhythm of love hope along with a touch of suspense that keeps you reading Details of time, place, character emotion are skillfully woven yielding insight into addiction the ripple effect it has on relationships while bringing to life a cast of characters who become friends you root for amidst the beauty of [...]


    28. I was fortunate to win an autographed copy of The Sandpiper What a great story The Sandpiper basically goes back and forth through two sisters Ms Lovell did a great job of describing the sister and when reading this story you will find yourself wishing you were part of this great family Make sure you have tissues on hand and be forewarned there will come a point in the story that you will not be able to put it down until finished Then you are going to want


    29. Sitting on my boat on a warm sunnny day, people stopping by to chat and I couldn t seem to put down this book The author totally engaged me from the first pages I felt that I was at my friends cottage on Lake Michigan and was a part of this family The story is heart warming yet informative in a subtle way so that each of us can relate to and understand the problems that are associated with addictions whether we are the addict, family, friend or an acquaintence.


    30. The Sandpiper is an engaging and well written novel that follows two sisters through the challenges they face in their lives It is beautifully written and full of thorough descriptions of both the physical and emotional environment in which the characters live It draws you in to the point where you don t want to put it down and is very informative of the realities of addiction from multiple perspectives I highly recommend reading it, and hope for of Susan s work in the future.


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