Have you ever had a rocky relationship with a family member only to find out years later that it was all based on a misunderstanding? Karen and Val are sisters who have been at odds for years. They have been compared to each other and made to feel inferior by a Mom who has that complaining spirit for their entire life. That Certain Summer is a book of healing family relations, forgiveness and learning to let go of the past and move forward with life.
That Certain Summer Book Review
That Certain Summer is a story with several distinct story lines that all have to be weaved together to create a story of one summer and changes in each of the character’s lives. But Irene Hannon does a great job of bringing together the threads and delivers a book worth reading.
About the Book
Two very different sisters . . . an unexpected homecoming . . . one unforgettable summer
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 sister left town years ago to pursue a career in theater. But Val had other reasons for moving away–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 past mistakes as they care for their ailing mother. When two handsome men enter the picture, the summer takes on a surprising new dimension. As their lives intersect, can each of them learn how to forgive, let go, and move on? And strengthened by the healing power of faith, might they also find the courage to love?
About the author
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of over forty books, including more than two dozen contemporary romance novels. Her romance fiction has won a coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, and an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award from RT Book Reviews magazine. Her popular Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice suspense series have also won their share of awards, including the RITA, National Readers’ Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers’ Choice, and RT’s Reviewers’ Choice. In addition, Booklist included one of her novels in its “Top 10 Inspirational Fiction” list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.
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I received this book from Baker Publishing for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.