Item description for Seaside by Terri Blackstock...
Overview Sarah Rivers has it all: successful husband, healthy kids, beautiful home, meaningful church work.
Corinne, Sarah¿s sister, struggles to get by. From Web site development to jewelry sales, none of the pies she has her thumb stuck in contains a plum worth pulling.
No wonder Corinne envies Sarah. What she doesn¿t know is how jealous Sarah is of her. And what neither of them realizes is how their frantic drive for achievement is speeding them headlong past the things that matter most in life.
So when their mother, Maggie, purchases plane tickets for them to join her in a vacation on the Gulf of Mexico, they almost decline the offer. But circumstances force the issue, and the sisters soon find themselves first thrown together, then ultimately drawn together, in one memorable week in a cabin called ¿Seaside.¿
As Maggie, a professional photographer, sets out to capture on film the faces and moods of her daughters, more than film develops. A picture emerges of possibilities that come only by slowing down and savoring the simple treasures of the moment. It takes a mother¿s love and honesty to teach her two daughters a wiser, uncluttered way of life¿one that can bring peace to their hearts and healing to their relationship. And though the lesson comes on wings of grief, the sadness is tempered with faith, restoration, and a joy that comes from the hand of God.
Seaside is a novella of the heart¿poignant, gentle, true, offering an eloquent reminder that life is too precious a gift to be unwrapped in haste.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.2" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2001
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310233186 ISBN13 9780310233183
Availability 0 units.
More About Terri Blackstock
Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist. Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in an Air Force family. She lived in nine states and attended the first four years of school in The Netherlands. Because she was a perpetual “new kid,” her imagination became her closest friend. That, she believes, was the biggest factor in her becoming a novelist. She sold her first novel at the age of twenty-five, and has had a successful career ever since.
Recent books include her acclaimed Intervention Series (Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall). Other recent favorites include Shadow in Serenity, Predator and Double Minds, and the Restoration Series, the Newpointe 911 Series, the Cape Refuge Series, and the SunCoast Chronicles series.
In 1994 Terri was writing romance novels under two pseudonyms for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, Dell and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening prompted her to switch gears. At the time, she was reading more suspense than romance, and felt drawn to write thrillers about ordinary people in grave danger. Her newly awakened faith wove its way into the tapestry of her suspense novels, offering hope instead of despair. Her goal is to entertain with page-turning plots, while challenging her readers to think and grow. She hopes to remind them that they’re not alone, and that their trials have a purpose.
Terri has appeared on national television programs such as “The 700 Club” and “Home Life,” and has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country. The story of her personal journey appears in books such as Touched By the Savior by Mike Yorkey, True Stories of Answered Prayer by Mike Nappa, Faces of Faith by John Hanna, and I Saw Him In Your Eyes by Ace Collins.
Terri Blackstock currently resides in the state of Mississippi. Terri Blackstock was born in 1957.
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This book was a wonderful testament to the mother-daughter relationship. How sad it is that we take our Moms for granted and it is only in crisis that we see the light. Maybe this book will help to mend those relationships before a crisis occurs! Loved It!!!
a brief but thought-provoking read Jun 21, 2001
Maggie arranges for her and her two grown daughters to spend an uninterrupted week together at the beach, not realizing that they will want to spend all of their time on the phone and computer. Finally she is forced to tell the truth: she has cancer, and thinks that her time left is very limited. They try to spend the rest of the week enjoying and appreciating each other before it's too late. I recently heard Blackstock in a radio interview say that a novella can be read in one sittting, and you will certainly be able to do that with Seaside because you will want to know how it ends. Although I like Blackstock's mystery/thrillers better than Seaside, I did find this book very thought-provoking and enjoyed reading it.
This was a good book Jun 10, 2001
I have read alot of Terri Blackstock books and this one was good as well.
Moral of the story - improve family relationships now! May 11, 2001
I read very little fiction, and I haven't read any of Terri Blackstock's other books, but I picked up this book because it's short and it looked interesting.
The mom in the story, Maggie, is dying of ovarian cancer. For the years prior to this, her daughters Corinne and Sarah have been busy with their own lives. Indeed, they haven't seen their mother in at least a year when Maggie convinces them to come join her at an ocean-side cottage for a week's vacation.
I felt that the daughters' characters seemed somewhat extreme and exaggerated, but perhaps people today really ARE so consumed with their own lives that they don't notice things (like their mother is so thin, her hair is very short). At the beginning of the story, they are extremely selfish and act like a couple of spoiled children. It's not until Maggie reveals her serious medical condition that the sisters try to get along and give their mom some of their time and emotional energy. When the truth comes out, the daughters swing totally the other way, wanting to do anything to help, etc.
This book is a quick read - about two hours. It's a good reminder that we should all make an effort with our family members while we still can.