The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper

Susan Lovell / Aug 20, 2019

The Sandpiper The Sandpiper is about the three Cameron women Kate the perfect older sister Jamie the screw up Their widowed mother Ellie It s about Nina Judd their guardian angel the novel s heartbeat Kate had th

  • Title: The Sandpiper
  • Author: Susan Lovell
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  • The Sandpiper is about the three Cameron women Kate the perfect older sister Jamie the screw up Their widowed mother Ellie It s about Nina Judd, their guardian angel, the novel s heartbeat Kate had the chance to know their father Dr James But Jamie was born too late Sisters by birth Sisters in loyalty sanctified by a blood oath Two bright, pretty women full of prThe Sandpiper is about the three Cameron women Kate the perfect older sister Jamie the screw up Their widowed mother Ellie It s about Nina Judd, their guardian angel, the novel s heartbeat Kate had the chance to know their father Dr James But Jamie was born too late Sisters by birth Sisters in loyalty sanctified by a blood oath Two bright, pretty women full of promise Then something happens the summer Jamie turns 18 that ruins everything And maybe Kate s not so perfect after all, Jamie not so hopeless Embraced by The Sandpiper, Nina s white shingled cottage above the endless blue of Lake Michigan, the sisters struggle toward forgiveness, toward healing That love is all there is Is all we know of love Emily Dickinson

    The Sandpiper The Sandpiper is not a great movie but it has a certain appeal and is graced by some beautiful seascapes along the rugged Big Sur coastline The opening sequence, a montage of steep emerald hills and deep blue sea shot from a helicopter, is particularly well done, featuring a deer dashing up one of the oak covered slopes, building swells breaking on the rocky shore, and one or two fiery red The Sandpiper The Sandpiper is a American drama film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The Sandpiper Rotten Tomatoes Lots of amazing scenery Liz Taylor included The Sandpiper is also a precursor to the beginning of the ratings system as its a bit racy and liberal minded for the mid s. The Sandpiper Elizabeth Taylor, Richard The Sandpiper has long been one of my favorite movies from college days The two icon stars of the movie sparked forbidden passion and the beach scenes of Taylor s lifestyle were memorable. The Sandpiper Room Prices , Deals Reviews You can explore Holetown from this . star luxury hotel while enjoying free parking, a restaurant, and WiFi You ll also want to check out Sandy Lane Beach and Paynes Bay Beach, located nearby Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant Discover the best prices for The Sandpiper book now. THE SANDPIPER TripAdvisor Now Was on TripAdvisor The Sandpiper, Barbados See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for The Sandpiper, ranked of hotels in Barbados and rated . of at TripAdvisor. The Sandpiper Home Facebook The Sandpiper, Holetown, Barbados .K likes Welcome to the Sandpiper, Barbados one of the most exclusive small hotels in the West Indies The Sandpiper Full Cast Crew The Sandpiper cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and . Sandpiper Definition of Sandpiper by Merriam Webster Sandpiper definition is any of various small shorebirds family Scolopacidae, the sandpiper family distinguished from the related plovers chiefly by the longer and soft tipped bill. Sandpiper bird Britannica Sandpiper Sandpiper, any of numerous shorebirds belonging to the family Scolopacidae order Charadriiformes , which also includes the woodcocks and the snipes The name sandpiper refers particularly to several species of small to middle sized birds, about to

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      • Susan Lovell

        Susan Brace Lovell earned undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors in English from the University of Michigan and taught high school and college English She co founded Cadence, a weekly newspaper in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is the author of four non fiction histories Lovell is a longtime member of the Salvation Army and sits on the Grand Rapids Salvation Army Advisory Board She and her husband live in Grand Rapids.


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    1. This book is about the beach, the "big lake", what makes a family, addiction, hope, and so much more. Susan Lovell is an excellent writer. She is skilled in her descriptions, with sentences like, "The damp air like an exotic mist caressed her face." Anyone can write a story but not just anyone can bring you into a story and make you live and breath the characters, cheer for them, want them to succeed. Lovell does just that. Each character in this novel is a hero in her own right, each suffering [...]


    2. An alcoholic, a perfectionist, a single mother, and an aunt all feature prominently in this read. Two sisters deal with issues stemming from their past which intrude into their present, and getting over them takes the love of each other, their mother, and their aunt.This is women's literature that makes the reader smile, weep, and root for the characters of Jamie, Kate, Ellie, and Nina. Choices and events plague them all, but together they can do just about anything.


    3. Couldn't put this book down! The end came tooo soon for me. Susan has a gift to draw in the reader and get you engaged in the lives of the characters. I pray there is a sequel so we can stay involved in the intimate circle of this family and their challenging lives on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.


    4. The Sandpiper is for mature readers. Some profanity is involved, and a few incidents of violence occur, although not described in depth. This did not change my high opinion of this book. I would classify this novel as Edgy Christian fiction as there are Christian components throughout.Susan Lovell is a "new-to-me" author. What originally compelled me to purchase The Sandpiper is the fact that the story is based in West Michigan, my home. I will not miss any of Susan Lovell's future books! Her wr [...]


    5. I received this book for free from GoodReads Giveaways. The story of a mom, her daughters and the lovely woman they are friends with. Each woman has their own demons to deal with and their friend helps them all find peace before she dies. A great book.


    6. I really liked this book. It was well-written and engaging. It also seemed really insightful regarding the disease of alcoholism.


    7. What a great read. I couldn't put the obok down, drawn into the lives of the characters that Susan Lovell so very carefully crafted. She has a lot of old poetry quoted in the book and I loved it. The characters are all entwined around a small cottage on the edge of Lake Michigan, the cottage is called "The Sandpiper."One of the women in the book has a long and involved struggle with acoholism which affects everyone around her. She's a fighter for sure. I've grown up with acoholism in my family, [...]


    8. A slow-paced family drama of friendship, love and forgiveness.The Sandpiper is a novel about four women whose destiny is knitted together over three decades. Kate seems like the perfect older sister to Jaime, who in turn struggles with her alcoholism. Ellie their widowed mother is the enabler in the relationship, while Aunt Nina, aka Helena Judd, is the long time friend and protector, the glue in their relationships.The setting is Lake Michigan and this novel begins with a prologue from June of [...]


    9. A slow-paced family drama of friendship, love and forgiveness.The Sandpiper is a novel about four women whose destiny is knitted together over three decades. Kate seems like the perfect older sister to Jaime, who in turn struggles with her alcoholism. Ellie their widowed mother is the enabler in the relationship, while Aunt Nina, aka Helena Judd, is the long time friend and protector, the glue in their relationships.The setting is Lake Michigan and this novel begins with a prologue from June of [...]


    10. This is the story of four women. Ellie is a widow from Vietnam with two daughters, Kate and Jamie. Kate was young when her father was killed in war but Jamie was not yet born therefore never knew her dad. At age eighteen, Jamie’s life is changed forever and she starts drinking and doing drugs. Jamie decides to get her life together and move back home, also helping her Aunt Nina in her last days. Kate is now happily married and living a “perfect” life or so Jamie perceives. As the family de [...]


    11. I won The Sandpiper by Susan Brace Lovell from and I feel truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to read this wonderful book. The Sandpiper of the title is a cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan where Helena "Nina" Judd lives - and loves unconditionally. The prologue introduces the reader to Nina, Ellie, and Katie, and then the first chapter, set thirty years later, introduces the final major character, the alcoholic Jamie. These women, a mother, her two daughters, and their adopted [...]


    12. The Sandpiper is the name of a home on Lake Michigan, where the lives of four women, Nina who owns the property befriends Ellie when Ellie's husband goes off to a war. She is pregnant with Jamie when her and Kate move in with Nina. Nina is a down to earth woman who becomes the women's adopted 'aunt'. Nina finds out she has cancer and the women all come back to the Sandpiper to help Nina through this devastating time. Kate has always looked out for Jamie, who never got to meet her father at all, [...]


    13. I won this book from a first-reads giveaway. I just loved this book and was sad when it ended. I wanted more! The Sandpiper told the story about 4 women, Ellie Cameron and her 2 daughters, and their "aunt" Nina. "Aunt" Nina is the central part to the story and who the story revolves around, even though it is told through the point-of-view of the 2 daughters, Kate and Jamie. The story opens with how Aunt Nina came into these ladies lives. Ellie Campbell was a young mother of 3 year old Kate when [...]


    14. I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This is a beautiful and enriching story of love, friendship, loss, forgiveness and redemption. Ellie and James Cameron were the perfect couple until the Vietnam War took James and left Ellie the single mother of two young girls. The only friend she had was Nina Judd, the woman whose cabin James had rented for them while he was away. Jamie and Kate Cameron were polar opposites. Kate was three years older than her sister. Not o [...]


    15. The Sandpiper by Susan Lovell is a truly powerful tale told from the points of view of two sisters, each driven by their own expectations. Emotionally charged and full of intense drama that is truly realistic, the book takes the reader on a journey through darkness and the many shades of grey that follow the deep issues addressed in the book.The story and characters are superbly developed and researched. Lovell knows clearly what she is addressing on such hot button topics as alcoholism, addicti [...]


    16. /book/show/2Susan Brace LovellSusan Brace Lovell has written eloquently about a difficult subject. The characters are people we know, friends and family. The love and support that can enrich a family and keep them accountable is not missed in this book. The twists and turns kept me riveted right to the final word.The subject of infertility, addiction, alcoholism, loneliness, truth, honesty and love are beautifully and realistically intertwined. The setting comes alive for anyone who has spent ti [...]


    17. This is a charming and captivating novel of mother-daughter relationships, friendships, and family relationships. Told in the alternating chapters of Ellie, Kate and Jamie, readers will learn of the hardships and triumphs of the Cameron family and their beloved friend, Nina Judd, the angel who guides them through their lives.A great deal of this novel revolves how the family deals with Jamie's alcoholism and an act of violence that affected Jamie back in her teens. This part of the book is very [...]


    18. Join us for discussions of the most talked-about books! This month's selection is "The Sandpiper" by Susan Lovell. For adults. Book Discussion will take place at Kent District Library's Gaines Township Branch on July 18th, 2016 from 1-2 pm.”’The Sandpiper’ is a bittersweet novel about four women, Nina Judd, Ellie Cameron and her two daughters, Kate and Jamie, who are facing seemingly insurmountable challenges. Set against the backdrop of The Sandpiper, Nina’s white-shingled cottage above [...]


    19. I received this book as a first reads giveaway. I knew the subject matter would be hard for me, because I lost my father to alcoholism. Seeing a parent struggle and then eventually succumb to addiction is tough and because of that I really wanted Jamie to give the baby up for adoption. I'm still not completely satisfied with the ending, the choice Jamie made and the selfishness that she was still exhibiting even at the end of the novel. Despite my misgivings about the choices that she made, I f [...]


    20. I received a copy of this book through the GoodReads Giveaway program.Put this novel on your Summer Reading List. This is a first novel from Ms. Lovell, who before this has written several non-fiction works. I hope she's working on her second novel.If you've read and liked Patricia Gaffney or Nancy Thayer novels, this one is right up your alley. Strong female characters making up a tight knit family, overcoming adversity. Perfect Kate, married to a surgeon, trying desperately to have a baby, and [...]


    21. I won a signed copy of the book in a contest. I read a lot of independent authors free on my Kindle but when I had the opportunity to enter a contest for a free book I jumped at the chance and I was not disappointed. There were twists and turns in the story line that were somewhat expected but they were handled with love and compassion. Alcoholism affects not only the alcoholic but everyone they come in contact with. Each of the characters in the book had a back story which was woven skillfully [...]


    22. Check out the full review at Kritters RamblingsA story of sisters, mother/daughter and friends who must learn to lean on each other for help through both the good and the difficult times. Jamie is the younger sister who has never been able to live up to the perfection that she thinks her sister is. Kate is the older sister that became an adult at a very young age and has a hard time letting go of the caregiver role. I love books where the characters are the complete central and the setting takes [...]


    23. The Sandpiper is a bittersweet novel about four women, Nina Judd, Ellie Cameron and her two daughters, Kate and Jamie, who are facing seemingly insurmountable challenges. Set against the backdrop of The Sandpiper, Nina’s white-shingled cottage above the limitless blue of Lake Michigan, it is beautifully written and full of in-depth descriptions of both the physical and emotional environment in which the characters live. It reveals the realities of addiction, terminal illness, and infertility; [...]


    24. A heart-wrenching tale of two sisters--one the "good" girl, the other the screw-up--and rampant sibling rivalry. The characters are compelling. Each chapter is told from one of the sister's point of view. Two subordinate characters, their mother and an older woman who is like a mother to them, greatly influence the sisters. I would have like to have known more about the mother. The pace is slower than I like but appropriate for women's fiction. The setting (the Lake Michigan shore) is perfect--w [...]


    25. I received this as a first read from , and won the book.The Sandpiper is an engaging and well-written novel that follows two sisters through the challenges they face in their lives. It is beautifully written and full of thorough descriptions of both the physical and emotional environment in which the characters live. Adicts and infertility, that which plagues so many Americans families. It brings you in to the point where you don't want to put it down and is very informative of the realities of [...]


    26. The first thing that attracted me to this book was the name - I love watching sandpipers at the beach. The second thing that attracted me to the book was the cover. Then I read the synopsis. I thought this is a book I will really enjoy reading.It turned out to be okay. I was actually a little disappointed. It just never grabbed me. I kept reading and it was alright.Maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind to read this book. I think I needed something lighter and more up beat.Ope's Opinions [...]


    27. The Sandpiper is a compelling fictional read about a young woman's struggle with addiction & sobriety - & the impact on her family & friends. Not an easy subject to tackle, but this story has an upbeat rhythm of love & hope along with a touch of suspense that keeps you reading. Details of time, place, character & emotion are skillfully woven yielding insight into addiction & the ripple effect it has on relationships while bringing to life a cast of characters who become f [...]


    28. ​I was fortunate to win an autographed copy of The Sandpiper . What a great story. The Sandpiper basically goes back and forth through two sisters. Ms Lovell did a great job of describing the sister and when reading this story you will find yourself wishing you were part of this great family! Make sure you have tissues on hand and be forewarned there will come a point in the story that you will not be able to put it down until finished. Then you are going to want more!


    29. Sitting on my boat on a warm & sunnny day, people stopping by to chat and I couldn't seem to put down this book! The author totally engaged me from the first pages. I felt that I was at my friends cottage on Lake Michigan and was a part of this "family." The story is heart warming yet informative in a subtle way so that each of us can relate to and understand the problems that are associated with addictions whether we are the addict, family, friend or an acquaintence.


    30. The Sandpiper is an engaging and well-written novel that follows two sisters through the challenges they face in their lives. It is beautifully written and full of thorough descriptions of both the physical and emotional environment in which the characters live. It draws you in to the point where you don't want to put it down and is very informative of the realities of addiction from multiple perspectives. I highly recommend reading it, and hope for more of Susan's work in the future.


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