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Litfuse Publicity: Summer’s List by Anita Higman

on July 13, 2015

About the Book:

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?

Purchase a copy on Anita’s website.

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.

You can also find Anita on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

My Opinion:

I’m not sure why I keep picking the sad books lately, maybe it’s because it’s where my heart is or because it gives me the freedom to cry without having to explain myself? Anyway, Summer’s List, was an awesome book – while I knew it would be a romance type book, it was the mushy, doe eyed romance that I’ve read in the past and I’m thankful for that. It was also a quick read, which was great for this busy mom who barely has time to read anymore. Summer Snow receives the news that her beloved Grandma is dying and it could be soon so Grandma gives her a list – a list so she can live, thrive but first she has to find Martin Langtree. Of course, Grandma has found him for her. There are adventures to be hard, mysteries to be solved and a love to be rekindled.

I admit I was worried at first that the whole story would just be a watered down, mushy romance but it far exceeded my expectations and I’m so glad that I read it because it was so real. The characters emotions were real, including Summer’s need for seclusion after her Grandma’s passing and her pushing those who wanted to help her away. I can sympathize. Normally, I don’t cry over a fictional book, but this book had me needing tissues because it was so real and I could feel Summer’s raw emotions coming off the page. The love of Martin also shines through and then reconciliation after a mystery had been solved also just jumped from the pages and shows how God weaves through each of our lives even when we aren’t aware.

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