Book Review – The Sea in Winter

I have partnered with The Children’s Book Review and Harper Collins to bring you a special book review of Christine Day’s newest book, The Sea in Winter.

Be sure to check out the book giveaway at the end of the post.

Maisie feels as though everything has changed after suffering a knee injury while doing ballet – the sport she loves. Her friends are continuing with their ballet dreams, but she feels stuck. Recovery is slow and frustrating, causing tension with all her relationships.

It’s mid-winter, and she and her family take a road trip up the coast to Neah Bay in Washington, where her mother grew up. Maisie tries to hide the emotional turmoil she is experiencing, but soon it becomes too much. Soon she must face it head-on.

This book showcases the struggles of being a teenager with the added struggle of an unexpected injury and broken dream. Her blended family is supportive, and you find out more about her family toward the end o the book.

Most of the book takes place over the course of four days but then fast forwards at the end. The fast forward helps tie everything together, and it makes up for the first ¾ of the book being slow. The ending makes the book worth reading.

The coldness of Maisie matches the coldness of the winter season. By the end of the book, the reader can sense a change in her. The book livens up and lightens. The reader is able to see the healing that is taking place within Maisie’s heart and mind. It’s a book of resilience, triumph, transformation, and healing.

ENTER HERE for a chance to win a set of two books by Christine Day, including The Sea in Winter.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:
–A hardcover copy of The Sea in Winter by Christine Day
–A hardcover copy of I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day

Four (4) winners receive:
–A hardcover copy of The Sea in Winter by Christine Day

The giveaway begins January 5, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 5, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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