The Ocean Inside by Janna McMahan is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 7 customer reviews. You can pick up your free copy by clicking here.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
McMahan’s second novel is an easily accessible exploration of what can stretch the average upper-middle-class American family to just shy of its breaking point, and what they might do once they get there. Told from the perspective of each of the four members of the family, with an occasional chapter by a friend, this novel tells the story of the Sullivans’ experience when the youngest family member is diagnosed with cancer. It is the story not just of the medical fight but also of an infuriating battle with the insurance industry. The heavy-handed “it could happen to anyone” message is impossible to miss, but the characters are well drawn. Emmett, the father, comes from just enough family money to feel financially untouchable. His wife is an overinvolved stay-at-home mother. Sloan, the teenage older sister, falls in with a bad crowd while her distracted parents barely notice her. Finally, nine-year-old cancer victim Ainslie is wise before her time, allowing all to unfold around her. This book does not cover any new ground, but the story is gripping and the characters all too real.
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