Water Music, Marcia Peck

In Water Music: A Cape Cod Story, the salt-kissed air of Cape Cod becomes a canvas upon which the intricate strokes of family dynamics are painted.

The bridge at Sagamore was closed when we got there that summer of 1956. We had to cross the canal at Buzzards Bay over the only other roadway that tethered Cape Cod to the mainland.
Thus twelve-year-old Lily Grainger, while safe from ‘communists and the Pope,’ finds her family suddenly adrift. That was the summer the Andrea Doria sank, pilot whales stranded, and Lily’s father built a house he couldn’t afford. Target practice on a nearby decommissioned Liberty Ship echoed not only the rancor in her parents’ marriage, a rancor stoked by Lily’s competitive uncle, but also Lily’s troubles with her sister, her cousins, and especially with her mother. In her increasingly desperate efforts to salvage her parents’ marriage, Lily discovers betrayals beyond her understanding as well as the small ways in which people try to rescue each other. She draws on her music lessons and her love of Cape Cod—from Sagamore and Monomoy to Nauset Spit and the Wellfleet Dunes, seeking safe passage from the limited world of her salt marsh to the larger, open ocean.

Water Music: A Cape Cod Story is a dramatic, moving, and thought-provoking novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated, and engrossed from the very first page. Stories of this nature are currently my go-to read so when I read the description of Water Music I was sold and knew that I had to read it as well as review it so that all you lovely readers could read about it! It has been a while since I have been this captivated by a tale of this nature and this is thanks to the exceptional author Marcia Peck who managed to delight me effortlessly with her tale that is unique and incredibly captivating!

Water Music is an emotive tale that will whisk its readers away on a journey like no other. The reader in Water Music will be introduced to the young protagonist of the tale, 12-year-old Lily whose life gets turned upside down on a summer trip to Cape Cod. Lily travels with her mom, dad, and sister Dodie, and will be staying near their Uncle George and Aunt Franny.

What should be a perfect family vacation soon turns into something upsetting as Lily’s parents aren’t getting along and they pay no attention to her or her sister. This causes Lily to feel incredibly sad and lost but she finds some solace in playing her cello. The reader will follow Lily as she tries to navigate this tricky time of her life as a young girl and what follows is a poignant tale that shouldn’t be missed and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Water Music!

The story of Water Music is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to Marcia Peck, the author of the book. Peck manages to develop her world with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by Peck’s flawless ability to do this. As I read Water Music, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by Peck’s literature, and this is for many reasons. The main reason is that Peck’s literature is detailed in the most immaculate of ways, the text is detailed but not heavy, and it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.

While reading Water Music, the reader will be able to feel Marcia Peck’s pursuit of literary perfection. Peck’s riveting tale keeps the pages turning of their own accord, and it makes for such captivating reading! Peck seamlessly hooks the reader and immediately immerses the reader in her story through her fast-paced writing style, beautifully detailed descriptions, and flawless character integration.

Overall Water Music sends you into a tailspin of an emotionally charged journey packed full of emotive moments that leave you wanting more. Once you pick up Water Music, you won’t be able to put it down…I know I couldn’t! Of course, with such a fantastic piece of literature, I have to award Water Music five stars! So please do have a read of the preview below book lovers, you do not want to miss out!

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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