|Publish Date:||May 2011|
|Number of Pages:||312|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.0|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.3 x 0.9 x 8.2|
For years, childhood friends Samantha, Kendra, Isabel, and Mina have spent their summers together on exotic vacations. This year, however, the group is missing Mina, who died earlier in the year. Mina left behind her journal for her friends to remember her by, but it offers little comfort for the women, who are each struggling with personal and family demons. Featuring drama, family secrets, and friendship, Cloyed's multilayered debut will appeal to those who don't mind their beach reading on the weighty side.
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Every summer, Samantha Wheland joins her childhood friends—Isabel, Kendra and Mina—on a vacation, somewhere exotic and fabulous. Together with their mixed bag of parents, they've created a lifetime of memories. This year it's a beach house in Honduras. But for the first time, their clan is not complete. Mina lost her battle against cancer six months ago, and the friends she left behind are still struggling to find their way forward without her.
For Samantha, the vacation just feels wrong without Mina.
Despite being surrounded by her friends—the closest thing she has to family—Mina's death has left Sam a little lost. Unsure what direction her life should take. Fearful that whatever decision she makes about her wealthy French boyfriend's surprise proposal, it'll be the wrong one.
The answers aren't in the journal Mina gave Sam before she died. Or in the messages Sam believes Mina is sending as guideposts. Before the trip ends, the bonds of friendship with her living friends, the older generation's stories of love and loss, and Sam's glimpse into a world far removed from the one in which she belongs will convince her to trust her heart. And follow it.
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