All the Breaking Waves by Kerry Lonsdale


Molly Brennan fled her hometown after something terrible happened, leaving behind the man she loved and swearing never to go back. Twelve years later, she’s living a new life, with her beloved daughter Cassie. When Cassie suffers with frightening visions and repetitive nightmares, Molly is forced to return home for the sake of her daughter. In doing so, she must confront the past—and the man—she left behind.

All the Breaking Waves was a very enjoyable read. The magical realism aspect of the story was an unexpected surprise, as the blurb didn’t indicate (to me) that it would be featured. I was thrilled by it, however, as it’s something I love to read.

The characters were easy for me to connect with, and Lonsdale’s writing was excellent throughout. I’m looking forward to reading more of her books!

I received an advance reading copy of this book courtesy of Lake Union Publishing via Netgalley and Goodreads Giveaway.

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Author: Kerry Lonsdale
Title: All the Breaking Waves
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Fantasy
Publication Date: December 6, 2016 by Lake Union Publishing
Rating: 4 stars

About the Book

From the bestselling author of Everything We Keep comes a gripping tale of long-buried secrets, the strength of forgiveness, and the healing power of returning home for good.

After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made.

Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment—something Molly never had. But when Cassie is plagued by horrific visions and debilitating nightmares, Molly is forced to return to the one place she swore she’d never move back to—home to Pacific Grove.

A riveting exploration of love, secrets, and motherhood, All the Breaking Waves is the poignant story of a woman who discovers she must confront her past, let go of her guilt, and summon everything in her power to save her daughter.

About the Author

Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and #1 Amazon Kindle bestselling author KERRY LONSDALE writes standalone and series based emotionally charged domestic drama, family suspense, and women’s fiction. Her books are sold worldwide in more than 28 countries and are being translated into 24 languages (and counting). Co-founder of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, an international organization that boasts over 1,000 writers, Kerry resides in Northern California with her husband and two children.