Ellyn Bache. Daughters of the Sea. Banks Channel Books, 2005.

Veronica, Guy and their daughter Simpson have made a life moving from one beach town to another, always in search of a better climate or a better construction job for Guy. When Veronica decides she’s finished with the nomadic existence, she and Simpson move into the home of an old friend in Whisper Springs, Maryland. Simpson settles into their new life and begins a relationship with a local. Veronica’s friend Ernie’s health is failing and she appreciates the help of the younger women. Although the move was her idea, Veronica gets restless and begins missing the sea and her husband. Most of the story is centered on the three women in Maryland, but readers also get the occasional glimpse of Guy as he works in the film industry in Wilmington.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2005, Bache, Ellyn, Coast, Dare, New Hanover

2 Responses to Ellyn Bache. Daughters of the Sea. Banks Channel Books, 2005.

  1. Thanks for this write-up. One correction: The husband, Guy, spends most of the year in Wilmington, where he’s injured in an accident he’s caused and tries to make retribution while he recovers and works in Wilmington in the film industry. There’s a pivotal scene on Jockey’s Ridge, the huge sand dune on the Outer Banks.

  2. Eileen McGrath

    Correction made–thank you. Would you like to tell us about what you’re working on now?