by Micah O’Brien
Category: Fiction / General
207 pages; ISBN: 0-976-0050-1-8
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Tami Brady
Ivey Hayes had spent years distancing himself from Ben Ivan Hayes and the Summer Tree Corporation. Ivey, the oldest son of Ben Ivan had disappointed his father when he refused to follow in his father’s footsteps. Instead, Ivey earned advanced degrees at the University of Virginia, taught there for over twenty years, sat as the Dean of the School of Business Administration, and currently ran the Hampton-Chase School of Advanced Studies in Communications. Since his departure from his childhood home, the fifty-something Ivey had also married Adelaide Sellers (Addie), of the Richmond Sellerses, and had two children Virginia and Mark. To the outside world, Ivey seemed to have everything. Yet, something was missing.
Upon Ben Ivan’s death, Ivey returned to his childhood home to take care of his father’s estate, as was only fitting for the eldest son. Stubborn even in death, Ben Ivan still held onto hope that Ivey would return and take over the family affairs. The final decision, however, would be up to Ivey.
Coquina Key is a wonderfully entertaining, heartfelt story about finding your true home and your life’s purpose. This story reads so realistically and detailed with such genuine characters that this book could be an autobiography. This is a wonderfully inspirational feel good book.