January 5, 2013

Review of “By the Sea”

Posted in Book Reviews tagged , , , , , , , , at 8:48 pm by Christine Rice

By the SeaBy the Sea by Joanne Clarey is a marvelous nonfiction book about a woman’s retreat to a quaint island. The author writes about what she sees while she’s there. She talks about fog, stones, sea glass, green crabs, seals, and roses in a way that makes you appreciate the beauty of these simple parts of life.

Clarey’s writing is so poetic and descriptive. Her words calmed me and made me feel peaceful. It was truly a joy to read her book and experience what she experienced on the island. She has a real gift for seeing beauty in life. Not to mention that she is knowledgeable about the particulars she talks about. She has researched them and shares her knowledge gently in her book. The book is also very well-written and truly a pleasure to read.

This book will change you. You will not live life the same way as before. You will have more serenity. My heart melts when I think of the beauty this book holds.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to take a vacation to a deserted island and enjoy the beauty of nature, or simply to feel peaceful and de-stress from life’s troubles. You can get your copy here.



  1. By the Sea sounds like something I’d like to read when I need to kick back and take a deep breath. A great review. Thanks for sharing.

    • It is a great book. Very relaxing and peaceful to read and the language is beautiful.

      • yes, I had to go buy it. After reading the first chapter, I agree with everything you said.

      • That’s great! I’m sure you will enjoy the rest of the book too.

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