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Wendy Hodene wants for nothing except, like every woman, extra closet space. But even that whim lies within reach when she and her devoted husband Jim win the lottery and launch a renovation of the cozy, antique New England home that has been in the family for generations. Wendy is certain life can't get any better than this, until a surprise comes her way--surprise that wWendy Hodene wants for nothing except, like every woman, extra closet space. But even that whim lies within reach when she and her devoted husband Jim win the lottery and launch a renovation of the cozy, antique New England home that has been in the family for generations. Wendy is certain life can't get any better than this, until a surprise comes her way--surprise that will change her world forever.At first, winning the lottery jackpot seems to be the answer to the Hodenes' unspoken prayers. Now they can secure their son's college education, pay off debts--perhaps even splurge a little. But the sudden windfall will drastically alter the most reliable reassuring aspects of Wendy's life, as well as the people who master most in it. Now everything hangs in the balance: her home, her child, her marriage. It isn't long before Wendy realizes that the mans he thought she knew best has become a virtual stranger, and that a mans he hardly knows at all holds the key to her husband's startling past--and her family's precarious future......

Title : Sand Castles
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ISBN : 9780312998929
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Sand Castles Reviews

  • Jewett
    2019-04-01 05:17

    A good story but I felt the author hurried the last two chapters. I would have liked them stretched out just a little more. Also, I wish the publisher would stop putting so many promos at the end of each of her books. A little is good. More than 200 pages is too much.

  • Ruth Kevghas
    2019-04-09 01:12

    Loved it enough to stay up reading til after 3 in the morning!

  • Christina
    2019-04-05 01:22

    This book was okay. I didn't find the storyline too interesting or any of the characters, but it entertained me and I finished it still. Was good for a .99 cent nook book.

  • Linda
    2019-04-12 23:01

    The story took too long to get started, never grabbed me in, and finally ended too quickly with some unresolved issues. (mental breakdown? where did the money go?) The big plus was that it didn't follow a formula and I had no idea where the story was going.

  • Σωκράτης Ζούμπος
    2019-03-31 05:03

    Great story, but it lacks of suspense and with limited variety of plot.

  • Wendy Dente
    2019-04-20 23:25

    Easy storyWent a little wonky towards the end, some storylines could have used a little more background but a quick, enjoyable read with a happy ending.

  • Maria Manzi Kane
    2019-04-23 23:18

    Easy beach read. Rather predictable ending but good if you are looking for that quick romance novel with a happy ending.

  • Ginger
    2019-04-07 07:08

    Meh. Edit: I had to come back and add to my review, because it's been bothering me since I read it. The whole book was meh, and predictable, and boring. I knew what was going to happen from the minute I read the first chapter. There were a few little "WHA?" moments, but they weren't in a good way. They were in a "why on earth is the author putting this in this story?" kind of way.But in general, I got pissed because the author just took the laziest way out of every single thing.Spoiler:(view spoiler)[First, it pissed me off that the reason that Zina is so cuckoo is because of the murder/suicide of her parents. Ok, fine, that's why her brother is protective of her, but really? REALLY? I mean, I get that we're working in a fictional world here with lottery winnings and bigamists and pregnancy loss, but this was the thing that just made me say OH COME ON.And then? THEN the whole story is building throughout about what is going on with Frank. Why is he being so shifty? Who is the guy on the phone? Who is HE? Etc. Etc. Etc.And before any of that can be resolved, he dies in a high speed motorcycle chase (off page, of course) (how convenient for the main characters!), and the whole mystery of Frank is given, what, like 1.5 pages to explain (ha!) who he was, who the guy chasing him was, and why he was so shifty? LAZY. It's like the author wrote herself into a corner and couldn't figure out how to get out of it, so just went, "ummmmm, well, I'll just KILL HIM OFF. That'll explain it all!" (hide spoiler)]Great, now I'm mad all over again that I read this.

  • Mary
    2019-04-10 03:08

    Wendy Hodene wants for nothing except, like every woman, extra closet space. But even that whim lies within reach when she and her devoted husband Jim win the lottery and launch a renovation of the cozy, antique New England home that has been in the family for generations. Wendy is certain life can't get any better than this, until a surprise comes her way--surprise that will change her world forever. At first, winning the lottery jackpot seems to be the answer to the Hodenes' unspoken prayers. Now they can secure their son's college education, pay off debts--perhaps even splurge a little. But the sudden windfall will drastically alter the most reliable reassuring aspects of Wendy's life, as well as the people who matter most in it. Now everything hangs in the balance: her home, her child, her marriage. It isn't long before Wendy realizes that the man she thought she knew best hasbecome a virtual stranger, and that a man he hardly knows at all holds the key to her husband's startling past--and her family's precarious future...

  • Cherie Reeves
    2019-03-28 07:25

    This book is another one of those that really bugged me. So the family wins the lottery, and the husband changes. The wife really wants things to be as they were. Turns out the husband is still married to another woman. The other woman is rather lost and wanders through life aimlessly with a multitude of mental issues. She's convinced that lottery Jim is her husband. In an attempt to protect her, her misguided brother decides to go find out. He does so by working construction on the addition to their house. He finds himself connected to Wendy, Jim's wife #2. They begin a torrid affair. I don't know, it just seemed to be a messed up, unbelievable scenario to me.

  • Sue
    2019-03-31 06:11

    Unlike some of the reviewers I have read here, I really enjoyed this book. I quickly got into the characters and plot. I did not think it so "predictable", yes there were some things I could foresee, but I didn't think it was as obvious as some romance novels I have read. I enjoyed the feeling of mystery I got. The husband was a very good liar and could have fooled me too. Guess I'm naive. I recommended this book to other reader friends of mine because I thoroughly enjoyed it and am now in the process of reading my second Stockenberg novel.

  • J.
    2019-04-10 01:04

    Loved it! Ms. Stockenberg skillfully drew the most likely (or was it unlikely) link between divorcee, Wendy Hodene, and lost college sweetheart, Zack Tompkins. What do you do when you have a pesky and manipulative ex-husband who refuses to accept letting go, while given renewed hope of true love with someone you foolishly abandoned many years ago? Heartwarming, poignant and dramatic ... I give it a "Wow"!

  • Kate
    2019-04-12 03:22

    I liked reading the book while I was on vacationing on the beach. It's an easy, no thinking required book, which is nice for vacation. I enjoyed reading the book but after awhile I wanted a new story.

  • Pernette
    2019-04-01 23:16

    This was a different kind of story that had several twists and turns to the plot. Bigamy, lottery winners, gamblers, multiple identities, homeless cats, crushed spirits, were just a part of this tale. It was entertaining.

  • Amanda
    2019-04-19 00:00

    Worst...book...ever!

  • Mo
    2019-04-21 04:12

    This was a book club book. It was just OK for me. A bit predictable, but not terrible either.

  • Brooke
    2019-04-22 02:01

    Slow to get going, but pulls you along so you must keep reading to see how it ends.

  • Darlis
    2019-04-15 06:58

    great mind mush

  • Patricia Martin
    2019-04-05 02:02

    Good story, but somewhat predictable until the end.. I enjoyed character development and descriptive setting. Imagine winning the lottery? What would you do?

  • Sylvia
    2019-04-03 23:22

    Modern

  • Jan
    2019-04-07 00:56

    A good beach novel, one you can put down and pick up without missing too much. Loved that it was set in Providence/Barrington.

  • Evelyne Bloomer
    2019-04-12 06:09

    Slow to start, but a good mystery. Does keep you captured from the middle to the end!!! I'll have to read another one of hers to see if they are similar or different

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-21 05:19

    This book seemed to drag and lot with an under-developed plot. I finished it because I wanted to see what happened but felt dissatisfied with the whole thing.

  • Terry
    2019-04-03 00:11

    8/30/16

  • D
    2019-04-14 04:25

    YawnI forced myself to finish this book. the writing is so very, very bad. I would not recommend this storyline has been done,

  • Amy
    2019-04-08 03:55

    Very boring couldn't finish

  • Tonia Twigg
    2019-04-25 04:09

    Great book

  • Karen
    2019-04-11 01:57

    Good, entertaining!

  • Carole
    2019-04-13 00:08

    A quick, light fluffy read but fairly enjoyable, if not predictable.

  • Sonja
    2019-04-23 23:00

    This is the first modern romance I've read and I must say that I didn't think it could be done, but it can, and it's even a little bit easier to swallow this way. Not a bad read at all.