I absolutely adored this book. The characters are complex, well-developed and very likeable. I loved the relationships between these siblings even when faced with adversity. June’s strength of character, in the earlier days, was reflected in Nina . For one so young to take this level of responsibility was not only admirable, but was key to this family’s success. The Malibu setting. and the descriptions of the beautiful yet sometimes egotistical residents, was the perfect background for this book. The inclusion of surfing and its importance to the family was an interesting element.
I listened to the audiobook version of Malibu Rising which was narrated by Julia Whelan. Her clear, expressive voice was a pleasure to listen to. She has fast become one of my favourite narrators and her performance added to an already amazing book.