The Sea Grape: Book Three of the Sea Grape Trilogy by Victor Treutel.
In Part One of the Sea Grape Trilogy (The Mansion) we followed Caroline Smith as a young woman living under the rule of an abusive father who is the Catholic mayor of Boston. She had fallen deeply in love with Joseph, a young Jewish boy whom Carolineís father, a Catholic, could not accept.
In Part Two of the Sea Grape Trilogy (The Castle) Carolineís abusive father sends her away to a medieval castle in the heart of Germany, where she discovers an ancient secret buried deep in its catacomb labyrinth. Ghosts haunt Caroline and lead her to some truths behind the secret.
Madame, the ancestor of the secret, has promised Carolineís father to lock her away in order to protect his political dynasty from her forbidden love affair. An American private eye, tasked with keeping tabs on her is once again distracted, giving Caroline an opportunity to uncover the secret that has been hidden for three centuries.
In the stunning conclusion of Victor Treutelís Trilogy (The Sea Grape) we follow Caroline as she attempts to rebuild her life. After growing tired of Boston and her fatherís mansion, Caroline forces her husband to sell everything and move to Florida. Destiny brings them to the Sea Grape, a rundown Oceanside hotel that overlooks one of the last stretches of pristine beach in Florida.
As Caroline tries to forget about her long ago love affair with Joseph, she meets the incredible characters that wander into the Sea Grapeócharacters that will paint a picture more beautiful than any artistís canvas. Victor Treutel expertly weaves the stories of The Sea Grape into a conclusion that will grab your heart and never let it go.
Gailygirl on Amazon wrote:
Left me wanting more. This last book in the trilogy was awesome!!! I recommend all of these books! Such a beautiful love story.
Trudi on Amazon wrote:
I enjoyed all three of the Sea Grape Trilogy books, but it was so pleasurable to read the final installment. I was captivated by the characters in the novels and only wish that there could have been a happy ending for all of them, so I will not ruin the conclusion for those of you who plan to read the trilogy by giving away the ending. It was also fun to finally learn how the author came to know the story. A great read!
Liked all three
But The Sea Grape was worth waiting for! And by far the best of the three. When do the next books come out?