Book Review: Miranda Bay by Susan Tarr

Title: Miranda Bay

Author: Susan Tarr

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Miranda, a strong-minded and lovable young woman, splurges her inheritance on the old Miranda Bay Sanatorium in the sub-tropical Bay of Islands, New Zealand, simply because it bears her name. She knows little about running a business and depends heavily on loyal cousin Pansy’s expertise.

In her frantic drive for success Miranda hires a local character to get cracking on the property. Hamilton, her lascivious financial advisor, seizes the opportunity to undermine her. But now with paying guests expected, she must make some serious decisions.

So the guests trickle in – hardly the sophisticates Miranda has envisaged.

At the brink of despair, she experiences deepening depression and manic behavior. She contrives an outlandish economic solution to the problem. What follow is intrigue and terror, and an emotional and tender unfolding of events in the face of financial ruin.

“Witty and wicked, scandalous and scary, this is a story to make you laugh and cry.”

In Miranda Bay, our main character, Miranda, spends her entire inheritance on the run-down, derelict Miranda Bay Sanatorium with the dream of turning it into a profitable business. But Miranda’s impulsive decisions could have a lot of consequences as not only does she have to deal with stress about her recent purchase, but also with a deepening depression that leads her on an ever-darkening path.

The author’s writing style is fluent and compelling, and Miranda’s personality is very intriguing. The story is captivating from the start and really pulls you in. Some scenes were hilarious, some scenes brought me to the edge of tears, but overall, it’s a very compelling and engaging read and fans of women’s fiction should definitely give it a try.

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  1. Susan Tarr says

    Thank you for understanding my girl, Miranda. XX


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