Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Book Review: Before The Storm by Diane Chamberlain

Jul 3, 2012

Book Review: Before The Storm by Diane Chamberlain

Description from Goodreads:
Fifteen-year-old Andy Lockwood is special.
Others notice the way he blurts out anything that comes into his mind, how he cannot foresee consequences, that he's more child than teenager. But his mother sees a boy with a heart as open and wide as the ocean.
Laurel Lockwood lost her son once through neglect. She's spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes, and she's succeeded in becoming a committed, protective parent--maybe even overprotective. Still, she loosens her grip just enough to let Andy attend a local church social--a decision that terrifies her when the church is consumed by fire. But Andy survives...and remarkably, saves other children from the flames. Laurel watches as Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero and the world finally sees her Andy, the sweet boy she knows as well as her own heart.
But when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son...and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever.

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  My thoughts:
Diane Chamberlain never fails when it comes to writing an amazing book. I love how there are so many different stories, within the story, and a little bit of mystery too. I really loved all of the characters. They all had their own personalities, issues and secrets. The island setting was really interesting too and fit into the story perfectly. The ending was a huge surprise and I did not see it coming. I really liked how it all turned out in the end, besides what happened to Maggie. This book was such a page turner, and I was up a couple of nights until midnight reading it, not being able to put it down. Good thing I was on vacation and didn't have to get up early the next morning!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars

Check out the sequel Secrets She Left Behind!

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