Saturday, June 20, 2015

Book Review: Summer's List by Anita Higman

About the book:
Summer's List (River North, June 2015)

A dying wish alters the course of a young woman's life.

Life hadn't been easy for Summer Snow. In acts of selflessness---caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother's bookstore---she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love . . . didn't turn out. She had the bookstore, she had her beloved granny, but she was missing something---or someone.

Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer's past. A childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?

My Review:

Every book I've read by Anita Higman is like an enchanting holiday away from the chaos of life. I love her ability to write beautiful stories in modern day settings that read like fairy tales. Summer's List is a delightful story of friendship and love. I once read a quote, "Let's put the fun back in dysfunctional." Summer and Martin experience the fall-out of a family hurt by circumstance, but believe faith can make a difference.

As always, Anita's characters come to life on the page and find their way into the heart. I especially liked Summer's grandmother and strive to have the insight and faith she showed her granddaughter. Summer's List is a charming tale and excellent choice for a summer read.

Disclaimer: I received Summer's List in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author: 
Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She's been a Barnes & Noble "Author of the Month" for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

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  1. Enjoyed your review. I started Summer's List last night and I hope I have the time to get it read over the weekend.

  2. I just left a comment about your review and then wanted to add something, but I see the comment did not publish, so I will start over. Enjoyed your review of Summer's List. I started the book last night and am hoping to finishing over the weekend. I will be posting my review for Litfuse on the 29th. I have been looking around your blog and I like it --- good job. We may have a bit in common, I am a retired school librarian and now enjoy retirement, grandchildren, quilting and blogging. I hope that you will stop by my blog at htttp:// I will be stopping back to your blog frequently to see what you are reading.

    1. Hi Sue,

      I have to approve the posts before they go up. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words. We do have much in common. My middle name is Sue. I'll be checking out you page today!


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