Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer's List by Anita Higman - REVIEWED

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?
With lovable characters and surprising twists, Summer's List is a simple delight.
Purchase you copy HERE.
My Thoughts:
You never know what will come into our lives that might change us or rescue us.”  (p. 60)

When Martin spoke these words to Summer, it was kind of prophetic.  He didn’t even know about her list, her Granny’s wishes or any detail other than he was amazed that she had appeared in his life after two decades.  Summer didn’t know the depth of dysfunction within Martin’s family, but she only knew the great love her Granny had for her and was operating out of the strength of that love.

Summer’s List reads a bit like a modern day fairy tale of sorts.  The life circumstances of the characters are both very normal and larger than life.  As Summer moves through her Granny’s list, she witnesses many lives touched, changed, healed and transformed – even her own!  I don’t even think Granny could have imagined how far reaching the result of her list would be!

This is an unusual story in many ways, but it is unusually sweet as well!  Every thread of the story line is cleverly woven together to achieve a very natural ending.  This novel made me forget time and place, and I found myself totally immersed in the story!  I love it when that happens!  And I grew to love Summer and Martin a great deal!  Martin’s two brothers even got to me by the end of the story!  I love it when that happens too – when you begin to care for some of the more unlikeable characters in the story! 
This was a delightful read!  Truly!  Add it to your Summer Reading List!
About the Author:
ANITA HIGMAN Bestselling 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. Please visit her online at

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