I have been given the opportunity to do some reviews on some books from a few different publishers. Some of them do not quite fit into the focus I have for Living Infuzion, but obviously have some good information. Here are some of my perspectives on some pretty good books! Enjoy!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

That Certain Summer - 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 am a big fan of Irene Hannon's procedural/suspense novels and was intrigued when I heard that she was going to be writing one that was not like her previous novels.  Any reservations I may have had were completely gone halfway into the first chapter.  I absolutely loved this book.  The pairings of Val/David and Karen/Scott was so incredibly interesting.   They pulled the best and worst out of each other.  They each had their own issues, but were stretched by their interactions with the others.  I loved seeing Val and Karen's relationship as sisters grow from so antagonistic, to close and being there for each other.  I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good summer read!

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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