Summer’s List by Anita Higman
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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?
Summer’s List is a contemporary romance with a Gothic flair. Quirky characters, humor, heartbreak, drama, dysfunction, and mystery intertwine to create a unique tale. Summer Snow is a young woman who has experienced loss in life and in love. When her grandmother sets an adventure in motion, Summer’s life changes in ways she never expected.
Summer’s List is filled with unexpected surprises and evoked mixed emotions! I really enjoyed the heartwarming moments of this story. Granny Snow was my favorite character and I loved her sage advice and words of wisdom. The relationship she shared with Summer was special, as was the list of tasks she left behind. I also enjoyed the rekindled relationship between Summer and childhood friend Martin Langtree. The Gothic threads that run through this story were not as enjoyable for me, but I have no doubt they will delight many readers.
If you’re looking for an imaginative tale that blends poignancy with peculiarity, Summer’s List is the perfect choice!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate the opportunity to read this story and share my honest opinion.
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.