Matunuck (Matunuck Beach Series)
He once was lost, and then he was found. Mickey Maguire returns to his childhood summer beach community steeped in sorrow, pain and regret. He's spent nearly twenty years away from the cozy hamlet of Matunuck, Rhode Island, where all his relatives live within five square-miles of each other. Having uprooted his life as a lost and confused nineteen-year-old new father, he's turned his back on decades of rich family history and tradition. Transported three thousand miles away to Los Angeles, he reluctantly marries his baby-mama and starts a career in the west coast music industry. Along the way, he falls out of touch with old friends, breaks bonds with aunts, uncles cousins and nephews, frays the connections with his parents and siblings and loses himself in a fast-paced life he doesn't want to live. While his mother suffers from the effects of a stroke and harrowing battle with cancer and his ailing father withers under the strain of caring for her, Mick returns after his two-decade absence to move his parents to assisted living facilities and sell the beloved family home that had underpinned his entire childhood. As he encounters long-lost best friends from his youth and reconnects with his family, he reconsiders the choices he’s made to transfer his life to California and the decision to sell the house. But, with a massive storm barreling up the coast, the pressure of his divorce straining his dire financial condition, the sale nearly finalized and the health of his parents rapidly declining, Mick faces the formidable foe of time to save the homestead, rebuild his life and solidify the bonds of his disconnected family before it’s too late.