Monday 1 July 2013

That Certain Summer

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ISBN 9780800722494

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?

My Reflections:

That Certain Summer is a perfect feel-good beach read. Though no character has an easy go of it, you go into the book knowing things will work turn out in the end. 

From the wonderful character development to the very enjoyable plot Hannon gives us very good and likable three dimensional characters, intelligent, smart, willing to speak their minds and who act like mature adults. 
You will not see silly or childish misunderstandings or out of character choices. The author gives us true to reality scenarios, which makes for a good reading experience. 
You will find yourself rooting for the characters in this story of love and redemption.

I rank this novel as a wonderful start to my summer reading season!

 "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".

About the Author:

Irene Hannon

 Irene Hannon

Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 novels, including the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. Booklist also included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.

For more information about her and her books, Irene invites you to visit her website at

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