The Silver Boat



❮PDF❯ ✅ The Silver Boat Author Luanne Rice – E17streets4all.co.uk Bestseller Luanne Rice returns with a novel as timeless as the sea on which it's set

From the beloved New York Times bestselling Luanne Rice comes a heartwarming yet heartwrenching portrait Bestseller Luanne Rice returns with a novel as timeless as the sea on which it's set From the beloved New York Times bestselling Luanne Rice comes a heartwarming yet heartwrenching portrait of three farflung sisters who The Silver PDF or come home to Martha's Vineyard one last time Their mother's beach house is the only place any of them ever found true happiness and they need to begin the difficult process of letting go Memories of their grandmother, mother, and their Irish father, who sailed away the year Dar turned twelve, rise up and expose the fine cracks in their family mythespecially when a cache of old letters reveals enough truth to send them back to their ancestral homeland Transplanted into the unfamiliar, each sister sees life, her heart, and her relationship to home in a new way But how do they let go of a place that contains the complicated love of their imperfect family? Without the house, where will they be together? The novel is a season on Martha's Vineyard; a mission to Ireland; a cast of friends, including one wildly offthegrid Zen genius; passionate love in the surf; and three very different sisters with lives filled with beauty, sorrow, and deep love they'd never been quite sure they could trust The Silver Boat is Luanne Rice at her very best, complete with her singular talent for capturing a family in all its flawed complexity.The Silver Boat

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty five novels including LAST DAY, BEACH GIRLS, and THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SISTER THE SHADOW BOX will be out in January Five of her The Silver PDF or books have been made into movies and mini series, many have been New York Times bestsellers and two of her pieces have been featured in off Broadway theatre productions She lives on the Connecticut sh.

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  • Hardcover
  • 289 pages
  • The Silver Boat
  • Luanne Rice
  • English
  • 20 October 2019
  • 9780670022502

10 thoughts on “The Silver Boat

  1. says:

    The McCarthy sisters come together to clean up & sell their mom's property after she passes. This was their girlhood home- the home they grew up together, made memories in, and the house that their Irish father left suddenly in his boat to sail across the Atlantic to Ireland. He made the incredible journey, but then was never heard from again. Can they salvage their relationships (of course which are all damaged)? Can they save the property from being sold from underneath them?

    I enjoyed the journey, but know that this book will soon join the ranks of those forgotten about. I never connected with the main characters- I found some of them downright annoying. I appreciated Dar the most- the eldest sibling, the one determined to find out what happened with their father, and fighting to save their families' legacy. The narrator did a wonderful job with the Irish accents (IMO) and I appreciated the parts tracing the family history down in Ireland.

  2. says:

    On the day I received this book, I must say it felt like Christmas. I just loved this novel. I cried at least three times, while reading it, and really related to this story of the three sisters. I felt a kinship with the main character Dar, and her personal struggle to make peace with unanswered stories from her past, her quest to keep her family beach house and her ability to separate her 'self' through her writings (Dar is a fantasy writer in the novel). What's always wonderful about a Luanne Rice Novel is there are layers to the story with sub-plots of minor characters that you root for, too. Mine happen to be the nephew of Dar. I loved how that story was woven in, and looked forward to finding Pete's character and his own personal demons he must conquer.
    If you haven't ever read a Luanne Rice Novel, you are missing out. Her stories are deep with textures of real characters that you feel like you have known in your own lifetime. This book will be out in APRIL 2011. Don't miss the boat on this one~m

  3. says:

    This book was recommended to me based upon my preferences. It was not bad, but nothing special. This was my first read by this author. Are her other books better? Without encouragement I may not read another.

  4. says:

    2 1/2 stars, but I'll be generous since it won it as a First Read, so I'll give it 3 instead of 2.

    First, some thoughts....Sometimes I wonder if an established, popular author were to submit a book for publication under a different name, posing as a first time author, would they get published? If they did, how much would their editor or publisher press them for rewrites and edits? But established authors don't do this. Why would they? They would be setting themselves up for rejection and scrutiny. As a popular author they are not held to the same standard as first time novelists. They can fall back on old habits, get lazy, rest on their laurels.

    I remember how great Jude Deveraux and Anne Rice and Christopher Pike used to be. Now they don't seem to try as hard. They can skimp on details in some places and ramble in others with no one to tell them no.
    Ok, not all writers fall into this pattern. I still love Linda Howard's new stuff, for example. And honestly, I have not read much Luann Rice. Only one before (Beach Girls). But I doubt that this book is up to par. She can't be this popular, with this many books published and be writing like this. It makes me want to read her early stuff to see her writing in her heyday.

    Finally, I arrive at my review... Too many characters were introduced too quickly with too little detail. A couple major characters (Delia and Rory) had situations that identified them rather than personalities. If I had to explain them, one's a worrywart and the other's a pretty doormat. Their sister Dar (why would you give two characters D names? To confuse the reader? Well, you did. Come on, that basic creative writing 101!) was a little better, a 40 year old with a teenager's mind and poutiness. This would've worked better in YA; just change the ages.

    With little to distinguish them, I found it even harder to decipher whose perspective I was in. Each one had no real voice. I was very confused at times. The writing did get a bit lax too. Page 81 for instance: 14 asked's and said's. Is there a good reason to repeat words that have so many synonyms? Anyway, the book was a big disappointment. It has all great ingredients: Martha's Vineyard setting, sisters with drama, love interests galore, a jaunt to Ireland, references to food, a mysterious past. Just mix together and stir. But someone forgot to turn on the stove.

  5. says:

    I was really looking forward to this book. I have read several others by Luanne Rice and enjoyed them very much. And the cover is so pretty! But I have to say, this book was a disappointment. The good news is that is is a quick, easy read. I finished in 2 days. The bad news is that it is a very forgettable story.

    In many ways, it is a slow moving story with not a whole lot going on. And in other ways, there is far too much happening, with too many characters and too much going on. The result is the book ends leaving many questions unanswered.

    The main storyline is about 3 sisters who feel forced to sell the family property on Martha's Vineyard following the death of their mother. They gather to sort through her things and list the property. Through their reminiscing, we learn their father disappeared when they were children, after leaving their mother and setting out across see in a boat he built to persue his 'birthright', a land grant issued by the King of England. Apparently he always felt inferior to his wife because her family was established in the Vineyard and wealthy, and he was not. I truly did not think much of him, though his daughters held him in high regard.

    There are sub-storylines; one sister is separated from her husband, who is in the midst of an affair, and the other has a granddaughter whose father, her drug-addicted son, has never met. He has disappeared into Alaska. And then there is the trip to Ireland when the daughters attempt to learn the whereabouts of their father and we meet even more characters. These all could have been developed into interesting storylines on their own, but in many cases, we are left hanging. I'm not sure that ANYTHING is totally resolved in this book. It left me hanging.

    Having said all this, I am not recommending you put aside all your Luanne Rice books. She is a very good author and for the most part, her stories are enjoyable. But unless you are committed to reading everyone of her books, you may want to take a pass on this one. Or at least save it until you've finished the rest of your list.

  6. says:

    After reading The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson, I needed something that was light and not too taxing. Having read and enjoyed a number of Luanne Rice novels, The Silver Boat fitted the bill. It didn’t require me to think too much but was a light bit of escapism, what I needed at the time.
    It tells the story of three sisters Dar, Delia (why choose two main characters starting with the same initial unless there was an obvious reason for it? There wasn’t. ) and Rory who come back to pack up the family home. As they do, memories and old hurts surface, especially for Dar who has always found it hard to accept her father’s disappearance when she was twelve. At the time he had sailed to Ireland to try and prove an inheritance claim. They know he reached Ireland and then nothing after that.
    I liked the setting and the characters but a couple of things bothered me. One was the amount of alcohol consumed in front of a recovering alcoholic. I thought that showed a lack of care and concern for the fight the alcoholic has been though. The second was that no-one followed up on the father’s s disappearance before this time.
    While I enjoyed this book, I didn’t think it had the emotional impact of some of Luanne Rice’s other books. But it was a light easy read and that’s all I was looking for at the time.

  7. says:

    i liked this book. :)
    when i first started it, it seemed to have a lot in common with my last read the lake of dreams. the books both include family drama & angst, mysterious family secrets & history to be solved, east coast sea side settings, and a little romance sprinkled in for good measure.

    by the time i finished the book, i felt it was a book with a moral to the story. a book about how time moves on & things change & how we have no choice really but to change with the time, for better or for worse. and how you can live through any change, no matter how unbearable it may seem at first. at the point in life i'm at right now... this book really spoke to me...

    so i felt it was a many faceted book, much like the lake of dreams. and i quite enjoyed it. i think i actually enjoyed it perhaps even more than the lake of dreams. but they were both good & different, though similar. if you read & enjoyed one, i would not hesitate to recommend the other. :)

  8. says:

    Dar McCarthy and her two sisters, Rory and Delia, are packing up their family home in Martha's Vinyard that has to be sold now that their mother has died. This was the center of all their happy memories of summers spent by the ocean. Their Irish father, a boat builder, crafted a gleaming white sailboat that he sailed solo to Ireland on to claim something that was owed him. They never saw him after that. This is a beautiful story of family ties that sometimes strangle but in the end hold everything together. The author beautifully describes Cape Cod and the seaside towns of rural Ireland. I loved it.

  9. says:

    A heartwarming yet heart-wrenching portrait of three far-flung sisters who come home to Martha's Vineyard one last time. Their mother's beach house is the only place any of them ever found true happiness and they need to begin the difficult process of letting go. Memories of their grandmother, mother, and their Irish father, who sailed away the year Dar turned twelve, rise up and expose the fine cracks in their family myth-especially when a cache of old letters reveals enough truth to send them back to their ancestral homeland.
    Transplanted into the unfamiliar, each sister sees life, her heart, and her relationship to home in a new way. But how do they let go of a place that contains the complicated love of their imperfect family? Without the house, where will they be together?
    The novel is a season on Martha's Vineyard; a mission to Ireland; a cast of friends, including one wildly off-the-grid Zen genius; passionate love in the surf; and three very different sisters with lives filled with beauty, sorrow, and deep love they'd never been quite sure they could trust. The Silver Boat is Luanne Rice at her very best, complete with her singular talent for capturing a family in all its flawed complexity.
    I find most of Rice's books are hard to get into. There are so many characters you have to learn, that you can forget the reason they are so critical. But in the end they are awesome reads. 5 stars.

  10. says:

    This is the first book by Luanne Rice that I’ve read, though I see her name all the time, and have three of her other books in my To Be Read pile. So I was looking forward to finally experiencing her writing. Unfortunately, I was not overly impressed. I had trouble getting into the story, and found it sort of dragged and at times my attention tried to wander. With some authors, the writing just flows across the page, but that’s not the sense I got here, and I had to make myself concentrate on the words.

    It was also pretty depressing, which, given the subject matter, is understandable – Dar and her sisters are packing up their childhood home in preparation of selling it after their mother’s death. Those scenes took me back to my own two sisters and I, along with our mother, packing up my grandmother’s belongings after she passed away. So I did relate a little. There is also a subplot about Dar's nephew Pete, trying to straighten out his life and stay sober, and those scenes kept me riveted. I have a daughter who is in recovery, so I could definitely relate there.

    Once the sisters traveled to Ireland in search of answers about their father, who sailed away when they were kids and never returned, the story picked up for me. I would have liked to read more about their trip and their father.

    I think part of my problem with the sisters was that when reading about them, I felt like they were young women, who have not experienced life yet and matured. I don’t remember their actual ages being mentioned, but I believe they were closer to forty than to twenty. They just didn't seem to act like it.

    There are a few sex scenes, nothing graphic of course, between Dar and her boyfriend, Andy. I don’t have a problem with sex scenes, but I didn't feel they were particularly well written and could have been omitted without any effect on the overall story.

    I will probably try this author again, as I know she is very popular and beloved by many readers. So I’m hoping that this particular book was just a miss for me and I’ll enjoy her others more. I didn't hate the book, I just didn't love it.

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