Sunsets on Catfish Bar, Mary Strand

“Emotionally complex and deeply involving, this is the story of a woman dealing with impossible challenges—and finding grace and humanity in the journey.” —SUSAN WIGGS, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Liz Tanner has spent her life escaping her traumatic childhood and trying to forget David Carruthers, the first boy she’d ever loved. After learning that her dad is dying, she returns to Wisconsin, planning to spend the summer at her family’s house on the St. Croix River and, at long last, to confront her old demons. As she takes a hiatus from her troubled marriage and unsatisfying career, she realizes that coming home might give her one last shot at happiness.

Or it might destroy her.

After nearly twenty years away, Liz discovers that the old demons are still alive and well. But her young daughter blossoms in the sun and water, and Liz throws herself into repairs—to the summer house and to her spirit. Maybe here, in this place that holds so many memories, both good and bad, she will truly find a home.

Sunsets on Catfish Bar is a novel I was excited to read thanks to the premise which intrigued me. I love when novels feature many themes, especially themes that do not typically fit into the genre of the book and so I was excited to get lost in this brilliant tale called Sunsets on Catfish Bar! Sunsets on Catfish Bar is an exceptional novel that will alight readers’ minds with amazement and entertain them from start to finish; this is because of the extraordinary author Mary Strand who perfectly captivates her readers early in the start thanks to her wealth of world development and an intriguing plot. I would already recommend that you lovely readers have a read of Sunsets on Catfish Bar; however, if you need more convincing, then continue to read!

Sunsets on Catfish Bar is an exceptional novel that takes the reader on an unforgettable and poignant journey. The reader will be introduced to the protagonist of the book, Liz Tanner, a woman who has tried to escape the trauma of her childhood and forget about David Carruthers, the first boy she loved. When Liz hears news that her father is dying, she returns to Wisconsin where she plans to stay at her family’s house. It is here that she will take a break from her unfulfilling career and unhappy marriage and but she will also have to confront old demons. What follows is a poignant and captivating tale that will see a woman battle with her past and present and this book lovers is the short premise of the wonderful Sunsets on Catfish Bar!

The story of Sunsets on Catfish Bar is phenomenal, and the wealth of intriguing characters combined with the extraordinary story will entertain readers from beginning to end. The author of Sunsets on Catfish Bar perfectly describes every event and all the details for you. I admit that some novels can be confusing; however, I found with Mary Strand’s literature that although it was detailed, it was immersive and brilliant! Strand manages to draw you in quickly and guide you along the way while never confusing you, and I am impressed with Strand’s talent to accomplish this as it is not easily done!

Mary Strand is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Strand instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed and it makes for a brilliant reading experience!

Overall Sunsets on Catfish Bar is an incredible, phenomenal, and breathtaking story that is immersive and full of detailed world-building so I, of course, have to award the stellar read an excellent five stars! So please, do read this book, book lovers and get lost in an incredible story as it will entertain you from beginning to end and leave a lasting impression. Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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