Published by Mira Books on September 5th 2017
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The Summer that made us didn’t quite make it with me.
I have read most or Robyn Carr’s books and this one is my least favorite of all of them. For some reason I didn’t find myself as absorbed in the story. The premise is good. A family spent their summers at their summer home. They were happy and enjoyed each other’s company. Then one summer everything changed. A young girl tragically drowned and the summer home was boarded up for what they believed would be for good. That summer changed their lives for many reasons. Relationships became strained, distant and at times painful.
In the present day the family members are dealing with various personal issues – illness, relationship issues, family drama,etc. The family members agree to return to their summer lake home to re-connect, deal with their past and reunite in the present.
This book deals with death, illness (cancer & dementia), teenage pregnancy, adoption, love, family, forgiveness and relationships. Great themes and they usually would draw me in. I found that I just didn’t connect entirely with this book. I devoured her other books but this was was just okay at best for me. Her writing continues to be strong and she continues to write about real issues, this one just did not grab me as her other books have done. I’m actually sad about this because as I mentioned I am a Carr far – her Virgin River series being my favorite. As a whole she is a wonderful Author. I believe most will really enjoy this book by her as well. It just didn’t WOW me as her others have done. Still a fan!
I received a copy of this book from Harlequin and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.