About Carousel Beach
A cryptic letter on her grandmother’s grave and a mysterious inscription on a carousel horse leads artist Maya Brice to Hank Hauser, the ninety-year-old carver of the beloved carousel she has been hired to restore in time for its Fourth of July reopening in her Delaware beach town. Hank suffers from Alzheimer’s, but on his “better” days, Maya is enthralled by the stories of his career. On his “off” days, he mistakes her for her grandmother–his secret first love.
While stripping chipped layers of paint from the old horse and peeling layers of fragmented memories from the old man, Maya untangles the intertwined secrets of love, heartbreak, and misunderstandings between three generations of strong willed women.
What people are saying
“With tender (sometimes raw) emotion, Konig explores the relationship between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, grandmothers and granddaughters, first loves and forever loves.” — RT Book Reviews
One of Southern Living’s Beach Reads Perfect for Summer Vacation
“Whimsical and wistful and wonderful!” — Ella Joy Olsen, author of Where the Sweet Bird Sings
“A gorgeous book about the delicate, precarious nature of every choice we make and how second chances don’t always look the way you think they will.” – Amy Impellizzeri, author of The Truth About Thea
“A beautiful tapestry that explores the bond of family and the kind of love story that extends across decades.” — Tina Ann Forkner, award winning author of Waking Up Joy
“Carousel Beach by Orly Konig is a tender and heartfelt novel that explores loss, the magic of childhood, and the possibility of second chances.” Emily Cavanagh, author of This Bright Beauty
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Orly Konig is an escapee from the corporate world where she spent roughly sixteen (cough) years working in the space industry. Now she spends her days chatting up imaginary friends, drinking entirely too much coffee, and negotiating writing space around two over-fed cats.