Dr. Lorna Jacob’s world turns upside down when her estranged mother, Alex Morneau arrives in her E.R. needing care for a mysterious illness. After a painful childhood trying to keep up with the surf-obsessed and neglectful Alex, Lorna is unsure of how far she’s willing to go to help her. But before Lorna can deliver the prognosis—an aggressive form of cancer—Alex disappears. Unable to turn her back on her mother, Lorna leaves behind her job and the man she loves to search for the woman who so often abandoned her for surfing.
The adventure, however, proves disastrous at every turn. Finally, Lorna finds Alex operating a fledging surf camp in a tiny town in Mexico. As Alex’s condition deteriorates, Lorna easily fills the role of caregiver, though the emotional connection she craves remains frustratingly out of reach. Alex presses her for one more surfing adventure, and Lorna agrees, hoping for one last chance to make things right. But a tragic accident forces Lorna to make an impossible choice, one that would force her to give up everything she’s worked so hard to create. Her one chance at rescue will come from the man she left behind, but only if he can find her.
Part surf adventure, part family saga, Going Over the Falls brings together themes of sacrifice, trust, and the meaning of love.
BIOGRAPHY Author of the surf travel memoir Chasing Waves, A Surfer's Tale of Obsessive Wandering, and Going Over the Falls, a novel about surfing, love, and loss. I'm also a professional editor of YA and adult fiction. I like traveling, surfing, and being outside with my family.
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