I received the following book from The Publisher via Litfuse in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Summer's List by Anita Higman
Published by River North on June 1st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Publisher via Litfuse
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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?
With lovable characters and surprising twists, Summer's List is a simple delight.
I truly wanted to enjoy this book, really I did. The premise was interesting – especially since I love reading books with a hint of summertime in, well, the summer time. Though I truly enjoyed this book, I felt at times that the characters, especially their interactions within the dialogue, felt a little stiff. This is why I chose to rate this book 3.5 stars versus a higher rating. The story itself was well written grammatically and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book from start to finish, but it was missing that little something you often find in books with unique and realistic characters that kept it from being an instant favorite. Overall, though, I would recommend. I would especially recommend to those that can overlook that sort of thing. It was a fun, summer read and that’s exactly what I was wanting when I began to read so if you’re looking for the same don’t hesitate to give it a try.