At the Water's Edge - by Sara Gruen
In this thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Waterís Edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young womanís awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.
After disgracing themselves at a high society New Yearís Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his sonís inability to serve in the war. When Ellis and his best friend, Hank, decide that the only way to regain the Colonelís favor is to succeed where the Colonel very publicly failedóby hunting down the famous Loch Ness monsteróMaddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered world behind.
As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware not only of the dark forces around her, but of lifeís beauty and surprising possibilities.