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MIRANDA BAY: Quirky Romantic Womens Fiction Novel Kindle Edition
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Miranda is an impulsive woman, who falls head first into a whole lot of trouble, when she purchases a run down piece of real estate, hoping to turn it into a popular resort. I wondered at an early stage in the book just how she was going to get through her problems. I rooted for her, prayed for a happy ending and a way out of the stress caused by this business endeavour. Thus every page was like a journey, following Miranda and a cast of interesting, funny, and emotionally charged characters; many of whom had troubles of their own.
Ms Tarr has a way with words, there is no doubting that. I particularly enjoy her writing style, which made me feel fully invested in the story. It is rare to find an author who captivates and engages me all the way through a book, but this author manages it effortlessly with an easy flow of straightforward writing and feelings.
I also enjoyed the setting in the book, the agony of a court case, and the ending, which left me feeling like I had been hit with a burst of fresh air.
This is the second book I have read by Susan Tarr. The first one was, Phenomena, Lost and Forgotten Children, which I also enjoyed
immensely. I will make sure now to wait for her next and more, look out for it. Congratulations on a great book and poignant story.
Now she must contend with an old, unpleasant banker, Hamilton, who is fixated on her and uses the mortgage she owes him as an ongoing threat. “Just the thought of seeing Hamilton in court had her, in the preceding weeks, have her hair cut twice and the color changed three times.” We watch her fighting to survive, both financially and emotionally, and our heart goes out to her. We cheer her from the sideline as she comes up with new ideas, new initiative, and overcomes the dark mood, the fatigue, and the despair that creep in upon testing moments. For me, this story is a testament for resilience.
With Pansy, an old ex-cop named Neville as groundskeeper, a possum named possumroo and a parrot named Florisa, Miranda set about to make the resort into a lovely place to stay. She tried to set it up as a health spa, when that didn’t work, she began giving lectures and charging for them.
Unfortunately, the dreaded old man banker, Hamilton, would not leave her alone with his slow and torturous ways like showing up unannounced, calling at all hours, and sexual intimidation.
Miranda began drinking, and smoking, and feeling very bad about herself and whether her venture into the hotel and resort business had been incredibly stupid.
What happened to all of these characters and especially to Miranda is what you must read the book to find out. I found that I laughed out loud in places and in some places I cried. Susan Tarr is that kind of brilliant writer.
Susan Tarr has created a clever, witty narrative that had me giggling as well as sighing throughout it. Miranda transforming her fender-bender resort was a whirlwind of events to say the least. This tale will stir your emotions as well as have you chuckling at times―a great combo. Cheers to Susan Tarr for this entertaining and gratifying read.
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I really enjoyed this. A good story with a few chuckles thrown in.Published 5 months ago by Mrs C Clarke
I purchased this book on a different site, but I wanted to leave a review over here as well just to show how much I loved it. Read morePublished on 12 Mar. 2015 by Sc30
“Miranda Bay” by Susan Tarr is a beautiful story by a very talented author who knows how to pen an intriguing tale. She writes about human issues and shares real-life raw feelings. Read morePublished on 14 Sept. 2014 by Brenda
This is chick lit and comedy rolled in to one! From the outset you are taken on a bit of a mystery tour. Following in the footsteps of Miranda. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2014 by Bridgitte
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