"You should own all pieces of your life, good or bad. They make up who you are." Those words are spoken by Hannah, as her grandmother Betty "Boop" reveals long-held secrets, memories of her first love, and the dreams she had as a young girl. The Last Bathing Beauty is a heartfelt novel written with compassion and hope, reconciling the past to pave a road to happiness and second chances. The characters in this book bring life and heart to this story, each with a distinct voice and personality-they made me love them, they made me sad, they made me angry, they made me laugh, they made me cry, and they made me believe in the promise of love and home.