Monday, July 1, 2013

That Certain Summer

I just finished reading That Certain Summer from award winning author Irene Hannon.  This is the first novel of hers that I have had the opportunity to have read, and I was pleasantly drawn into the rich style of writing that she employs.  I loved the interplay between characters in this novel.  Val and Karen are sisters, who because of an overbearing, and manipulative mother, really do not enjoy each others company.  Time has taken its toll on both of their lives.  Val, a drama teacher in a high school far away from her hometown, has spent the last twenty years escaping the reality of her life by avoiding the hurt and pain of the past.  Karen herself is reeling from the effects of her recent divorce and the pain that it has caused her teen aged daughter, when her mother is hospitalized with a stroke.  Karen has been caring for her ungrateful mother for long enough, and at the end of her rope she decides to contact her sister and ask her to help out.  Even though tensions run high between the two of them....the reprieve from her mother would be worth the sacrifice.  The last thing that either of them could have expected was the events that unfolded that summer.  

I would give this book 5 stars.  I LOVED it!!!  
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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