Saturday, July 20, 2013
THAT CERTAIN SUMMER by Irene Hannon
Karen and Val are family--yet they're anything but close. Karen has carried the burden of responsibility for her aging mother ever since her gorgeous sister left town years ago to pursue a career in theater. But Val had darker reasons for leaving town--as well as a secret to keep--and coming home has never been an option . . . until their mother suffers a stroke.
Reunited in their hometown, Karen and Val must grapple with their past mistakes, their relationship with each other, and their issues with a mother who is far from ideal. When a physical therapist raising his daughter alone and a handsome but hurting musician enter the picture, the summer takes on a whole new dimension. As their lives intersect and entwine, can each learn how to forgive, how to let go, and how to move on? And strengthened by the healing power of faith, might they also find the courage to love?
With her trademark compelling characters and heartwarming hope, fan favorite Irene Hannon offers her readers an inspiring true-to-life tale of complex family relationships, transgressions revealed and forgiven, and the complicated process of finding love.
I really like Irene Hannon's books and was anxious to read this one, she writes great suspense with a touch of romance. This book is romance without the suspense and it's just as good as her other novels! The characters are so real, I got lost in the pages and went through difficulties and joys with them. I must say Margaret was not one of my favorites.
A strong storyline, complex relationships, and the power of forgiveness make this an awesome read!
I received a copy of this book free in exchange for an honest review.
"Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."