Going Over the Falls by Amy Waeschle

“Over the falls for you… my heart wide open,” singer/songwriter Joe croons to “you,” Lorna, whom he can’t put out of his mind.  While Joe attempts to forget Lorna and invest his altruistic energy elsewhere, Lorna escapes his care to find her own escape-artist mother.  This second book by Amy Waeschle is about telling the difficult truth to those who least want to hear it.  Lorna insists on helping her dying mother, even against her mom’s wishes.  Joe has to come to grips with the true object of his devotion.  These difficult relationships contrast paradisiacal backdrops in Fiji, Mexico, Washington State and California, among other spots.  Alongside the main characters, supporting characters offer levity as well as side drama.  There’s Marty, Joe’s partying bandmate, Garth, the pro surfer who’ll do anything to catch the next biggest wave, and Francine, who exposes herself to get exposure as an actress.  Surfing brings Lorna together with her mom, Joe and other characters she meets as a surfer and doctor.  Told with empathy and realism, the characters hold on to dreams we readers root for them to achieve.  http://amywaeschle.com/going-over-the-falls/

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Author: marilivtollefson

I teach and play violin when not reading and reviewing books. Thanks to indie authors for opening my world and sharing theirs! Find my reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Kobo, Midwest Book Review and BookPage, among others.

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