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 quirky and fun look at love. The characters are refreshing in their honesty, and that’s what made them my very favorite part of the story. They were honest about their hopes, their dreams, and their own mistakes and fallacies. Far from perfect but always optimistic, they knew how to look at the sunnier sides of life.
These quirks are what made the story realistic, too. It wasn’t a realistic crime drama with lots of acronyms bandied about, but an emotional journey between a group of people. Death and love aren’t new topics, but Granny’s enthusiasm and Martin’s Hobbit fetish make the story come alive. Higman does a fantastic job of smoothly writing each character a unique personality and blending them into one vivid story.
I’ve read several of Higman’s other stories, but this is by far my favorite. I didn’t want to put it down. Summer’s pain and enduring sunny personality made me want to know her, and I want to be as independent as Martin. Summer’s List is a winner.
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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.