Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Book Review - Summer's List by Anita Higman

Summer’s List (River North, June 2015) 

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?

My Review

Summer's List is a charming book about a woman in her early 30's in Texas.  When we first meet Summer she is working at her grandmother's bookstore, which specializes in children's books.  She is engaged to a politician.  Somehow, though, she wants something more.

Summer's grandmother gives her a special list of things to do - little adventures to try.  The list begins with looking up her best friend from childhood, Martin Langtree.

The book is really about both Summer and Martin, as they seek to find themselves and their paths in life ... and to sort out what is between them.

This is a gentle, quiet book.  The characters are warm and likeable.  The pace is leisurely.   This novel would make a wonderful Hallmark Hall of Fame movie;  it has just the right heartwarming tone.

Readers who put Summer's List on their summer reading list are in for an enjoyable, uplifting experience.  Recommended!

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. 

I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.


Emily S (Em Busy Living) said...

This book sounds like something I'd enjoy! There's something so nice about a quiet read like this when you're living a hectic life.

Emily said...

I hadn't heard of this until finding your blog but I've added this to my summer reading list! Thanks for sharing your review!