Talk about an amazing debut! Lisa Duffy’s THE SALT HOUSE is a beautifully written emotional read that follows the Kelly family as they deal with tragedy, their relationships, overcoming obstacles, and how they can come together. If I wasn’t made of stone, this one probably would have gotten some tears (it’s nothing against this book, I just don’t cry).
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars
In the coastal town of Alden, Maine, Hope and Jack Kelly have settled down to a life of wedded bliss. They have a beautiful family, a growing lobster business, and the Salt House—the dilapidated oceanfront cottage they’re renovating into their dream home. But tragedy strikes when their young daughter doesn’t wake up from her afternoon nap, taking her last breath without making a sound.
A year later, everyone in the family is still trying to cope with the loss of their daughter and sister. Hope cannot let go and spends most of her day staring at her daughter’s ashes. Jack pours himself into his work and tries to avoid being at home and facing his marriage that’s falling apart. Sisters, Jess and Kat, are struggling trying to accept the loss of their younger sister – all while trying to cope with their parents distancing from each other
This is told in the different perspectives of the different family members. Duffy does an incredible job capturing their emotions – you feel for Hope, Jack, Jess, and Kat. A story about tragedy, heartbreak, love, grief, and hope. This is an emotional roller coaster and written so beautifully. I’m excited for more from Lisa Duffy and this is a knock out debut!
If you’re a fan of Jodi Picoult and Lisa Genova, then this is the book for you! This is the perfect beach read or your next “curl up on the couch with a blanket and some wine” book.
A big thanks to Lisa Duffy and Touchstone Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!
Remember! I’m still co-hosting a giveaway and you have a chance to win 1 of 5 copies!! Here’s my original post about it 🙂