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My REVIEW OF “CAROUSEL BEACH’ by Orly Konig   A Forge Book 2018

“Carousel  Beach” by Orly Konig, is such a captivating, sentimental, magical, emotional and intriguing novel.  I love the way Orly discusses in great detail the artistic  and  natural elements in the environment. The timeline of the story is  set  within a year, and only goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The setting of the story is  by the beach which is known as Carousel Beach, where the wonderful carousel once stood, and is currently in the process of restoration.   The genres for this novel are Fiction, with some Suspense and Mystery and an essence of magic.

Orly König discusses her characters as complex and complicated. There are deep secrets. There is loss and hurt. Maya Brice, is grieving the loss of both her baby and her grandmother.Maya  specializes in restoration, and is in the process of restoring the animals for the carousel, which hopefully will be completed and in operation again. Painting and talking to the horse and other animals is comforting to Maya.  While examining the horse, Maya finds a strange inscription that has her grandmother’s name. At the gravesite, Maya finds a letter written to her grandmother. Is this a sign or something that is meant to be investigated?  What problems will this cause?

Maya’s family and friends try to prevent her from isolating herself, and want to see her start living her life. Maya’s husband is frustrated, and their marriage is questionable. It is only with the magic of the carousel does Maya feel alive.

I appreciate that the author discusses important topics such as  grieving and Alzheimers. Olga Konig also discusses the importance of communication, honesty, the importance of a support system , family, friends,  love, faith and hope. I received an ARC for my honest review. I would highly recommend this  amazing novel to those readers that enjoy fictional stories with an essence of magic.

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