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Friday, June 26, 2015

Book Review: Summer's List

A book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

About the book:

A dying wish alters the course of a young woman's life.

Life hadn't been easy for Summer Snow. In acts of selflessness---caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother's bookstore---she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love . . . didn't turn out. She had the bookstore, she had her beloved granny, but she was missing something---or someone.

Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer's past. A childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?

About the author:

Best- selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She's been a Barnes & Noble "Author of the Month" for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

My Opinion

I have always loved other books by Anita Higman but to be honest this book didn't quite meet my expectations this time around.

I loved  most of the story line (Summer fulfilling some goals that her dying grandma makes for her) and the romance but there wasn't much depth to the story and the characters, especially Martin,. They were just described a little oddly to me and the language and dialogue were stiff and stilted.

Overall, the book was a little too simplistic and unrealistic and some of the story line (parents just getting up and leaving entire family one day) unbelievable to me. My imagination just didn't want to grab onto these characters as much as I would have hoped!

Sad to say this one wasn't one of my favorites, but if you love romance and a story about families then give this one a try!

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* Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*