Summer’s List (River North, June 2015)
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?
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
This is a beautiful story of a grandmother who is dying, and her wish is for her grand daughter to do what is on a list she has made for me. Granny knows that life has not been easy for Summer Snow, so on this list are things that Summer hasn’t been able to do, because of taking care of her parents, then helping Granny in her bookstore. The main thing Summer had to do was to find long time lost friend, Martin Langtree, and have Martin to help her with her list. When Summer met Martin, he was the same Martin she had known from before, yet he was different. And as the two started on granny’s list, they found out more than they bargained for!
I love this sweet story, and especially granny and her personality. There is one thing I will warn you about, if you have lost a mom or grandma to congestive heart failure, this book may be difficult for you to read. I say this because I lost my mom to this disease, and there were places in the book that I could hardly read. But this doesn’t take anything from the story, because Ms. Higman does an awesome job of connecting the reader to the story, the characters and keeps the story interesting enough that you want to see what happens to this family. I really liked Martin, and the attitude he had toward his brothers was special and heartwarming. I don’t know if I could have been like him or not. This book was really different from a lot of books I have read, with the special list, and the expectations of Summer from her granny. But it was a good different, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! And this is a story that would fit into everyone’s book needs! Especially if you are looking for a good sweet, light and enjoyable read, a read that will take a few afternoons to finish.
I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.