TEN BEACH ROAD by Wendy Wax
" Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.
Madeline Singer is a homemaker coping with empty-nest syndrome and an unemployed husband. Avery Lawford is an architect - or was, until she somehow became the sidekick on her ex-husband's TV show. And professional matchmaker Nikki Grant is trying to recover from her biggest mistake...
No one is going to save them but themselves. Determined to fight back, they throw their lots in together and take on the challenge of restoring the historic beach house to its former glory. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust-and destroy their lives a second time."
I really enjoyed this book. It brings in the fall of the economy and financial crisis that so many have faced over the past few years. It seems like it could be a story about something real and not just a book. The characters were animated and so very different. I enjoyed the diversity of the cast and the beautiful setting it all took place in. I have been to Florida and enjoyed reading about an area not far from where I have vacationed.