Summer's List (book review)
This post was organized by LitFuse Publicity. I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
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?
I love everything about the idea of Summer being given this list of life to-do's. What an amazing gift for Summer's dying grandmother to give to her. A sort of legacy of adventures and missed opportunities to be reminded to complete. It was just so touching that Summer's grandmother saw the things that she had missed out on in her life by focusing on her family, and their business... and wanted to make sure that Summer didn't lose herself completely with her unavoidable death.
I also love that Martin wasn't some amazing, gorgeous, unbelievable hottie. He was awkward, and not that great with social skills, but a lost true friend. Summer walked back into his life right when they both needed each other the most.
The separate story of Martin's background and family was an fun side story. It would be interesting to know more about what his life was life while he was apart from Summer. The mystery solving added an little twist.
I'd love a copy of Summer's list for myself.
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.