"A beautifully crafted, mesmerizing read which I highly recommend."
--Cassandra King, author of The Sunday Wife
Life changes in an instant. One day, Emmett and Lauren Sullivan's biggest worries revolve around the escalating taxes on their gorgeous Victorian beach house on Pawley's Island, South Carolina. The next, they're facing a devastating crisis.
"It's impossible to not be touched by the honesty and courage the novel--and the author--portrays." --The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Emmett and Lauren have always been a team, working together to raise their two daughters. But lately, with all their attention focused on nine-year-old Ainslie, they barely notice as their older daughter, Sloan, drifts further away from them and toward a reckless path that could tear their family apart. . .
"A thought-provoking story that will linger in the reader's imagination."
--The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA)
"A vividly drawn love letter to coastal South Carolina. McMahan's descriptions of the Lowcountry and its unique climate and customs jump off the page."
"The story is gripping and the characters all too real."
Kensington; July 2010
- ISBN 9780758261083
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: The Ocean Inside
- Author: Janna McMahan
About The Author
A Kentucky native, Janna McMahan now lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband and their daughter. Many of Janna’s stories are set in the lush hills and farmland of the Bluegrass state and the swamps, beaches, and marshlands of the Lowcountry. Janna is the winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project, the Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open, the Harriette Arnow Award from the Appalachian Writers Association, and the Fiction Prize from the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. Her short stories and non-fiction have been published in various journals and magazines including Arts Across Kentucky, Wind, Limestone, The Nantahala Review, StorySouth, Alimentum, South Carolina Homes & Gardens, Skirt!, Appalachian Journal, Charleston, and Knight-Ridder newspapers.