- Author Mariah Stewart
- Release Date June 21, 2016
- Publisher Simon and Schuster
- ISBN/ASIN 9781476792590
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Diana S
I love traveling back to these small towns in books where I want to live. Some of the experiences and characters bring back my personal memories.
Lisbeth Parker grew up on Cannonball Island. After she went away to art school, she stayed in the big cities and painted cityscapes as well as parks and wildlife pics. After a notable person started buying her paintings, Lis became a star overnight. Now the art gallery in St. Dennis has commissioned her paintings for a local show. Lis always felt like an outsider in St. Dennis but is glad to come back and show how an island girl can make something of herself.
Alec Jensen has had a crush on Lis since grade school. The fact that she broke his heart when she turned him down as his date for the senior prom doesn’t change how he still cares for her. When Alec sees Lis again, all of the old memories come back. He hopes he can get Lis to stay around for a while so he can find out if the feeling is mutual.
Ruby Carter, Lis’s great grandmother, is one hundred years old and still runs the general store on Cannonball Island. Some say she has the sight and can see things before they happen. Ruby is happy to have her girl back home and hopes she decides to stay for a while. Lis is having trouble being able to find something to inspire her to paint again. Driftwood Point is where Ruby and her husband lived when they married, until they took over running the store and moved into the apartment above it. The cottage they lived in is decaying and is close to falling down, but Lis finds a new inspiration to paint by listening to what the building has to say. Lis also records Ruby’s recollections of her past along with the island’s history.
DRIFTWOOD POINT is another great story of the people of St. Dennis and Cannonball Island. Mariah Stewart has a way of drawing you into the small town and all its quirky history. I love going back for a visit every time and would love to be one of its inhabitants.