Ten Beach Road
by Wendy Wax
Literature and Fiction: Women's Fiction
September 25, 2012
Available in: Trade Size (reprint)
Ten Beach Road has been reissued as part of the third year of Penguin Group USA’s Read PinkTM program with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® , undertaken in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to a donation of $25,000 for ongoing research, the company helps to raise awareness of the search for a cure by featuring Read PinkTM and the fight against breast cancer on the covers of fourteen novels from leading authors, ensuring the message is seen nationally via hundreds of thousands of books.
On the brink of ruin, three very different women discover themselves where they least expect...at Ten Beach Road.
Madeline, Avery, and Nicole are strangers to one another, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover that their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager...leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a dilapidated beachfront house.
No one is going to save them but themselves. Determined to fight back, they throw their lots in together and take on the challenge of restoring the historic mansion to its former glory. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, their secrets threaten to tear down their trust, and destroy their lives a second time.
I was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and grew up on St. Pete Beach within spitting distance of the Gulf of Mexico. I went, appropriately enough, to Sunshine Elementary School where recess and art class sometimes took place on the beach, and the highlight of every school year was the annual fish broil.
It's hard to be a type-A personality when you grow up in such a laid back environment, but I managed. Convinced that you were expected to know how to read BEFORE you showed up for school, I forced a neighbor friend to teach me to read at the age of five. I've been reading ever since.
Books, in all forms, are one of my greatest pleasures and best forms of escape. And they've had a major impact on my life.
I went to the University of Georgia after reading Gone with the Wind one too many times. For a while I re-read Margaret Mitchell's classic yearly, saw the movie whenever it played within twenty miles, and could quote large passages from memory. Today I have a growing GWTW collection, and one of my sons is reading my original copy.
After college I worked in radio, television, and film. I've done live talk radio. I hosted a show in the eighties called Desperate & Dateless. I fell in love and happily, the man who swept me off my feet consults with financial types and understands the bottom line. We live in Atlanta with our two sons.
I'd love to hear from you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's always great to hear from readers.