Monday, June 3, 2013

"That Certain Summer," by Irene Hannon

"That Certain Summer," by Irene Hannon

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?

I didn't realize Irene Hannon wrote contemporary romance books, I thought her books were all crime and suspense; which by the way I enjoy.  This was a great book and one that got you hooked right away.  I liked how she was able to incorporate all the characters into the book without over whelming you.  Sometimes I find if there are a few main characters, you can get confused, but in this case that wasn't the problem.

I also enjoyed the way all the characters ending up intertwining with one another.  Plus the mother Margaret was funny and very typical of some people I know.  Made me wonder if the author had someone like her in her real life?

Stars out of 5 : 5 A solid five, well worth reading and an interesting perspective on how different people cope with different illnesses and accidents in different way.  I would tell you it's a must read, especially if you enjoy Irene's work.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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