Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group (March 2013)
Purchase: That Certain Summer
Description and Review:
That Certain Summer is a story of two very different sisters, Val and Karen, coming together to care for their ailing, opinionated mother. Since Val moved away shortly after high school, Karen has been the primary caregiver for their mother as she ages. With her mother having suffered a stroke Karen needs Val to return home to help care for her mother…at least for the summer. Until now the secret Val carries has prevented her from returning home.
Once Val returns she and Karen begin to discover that what they thought about themselves and each other was intentionally impacted by their manipulative mother as they were growing up. Each had been made to feel that the other was the “favorite” and that they had to “measure up”. Through sharing responsibilities for their mother, they begin to develop the relationship that they both wish they had been able to have growing up. Each finds in That Certain Summer the healing she has so long been searching for. In addition, they both receive an unexpected bonus that neither had been looking for. They each begin a relationship with the men they will spend the rest of their lives with.
I thoroughly enjoyed the heart-warming, thoughtful story of faith and forgiveness in which the hand of God cannot be denied. Irene Hannon has given us this story just in time for our summer reading. You will want to put this book at the top of your 2013 summer reading list.
About the Author:
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of over forty books, including more than two dozen contemporary romance novels and the Heroes of Quantico and the Guardians of Justice suspense series. Her books have garnered many honors, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, and two Reviewers’ Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. In addition, Booklist included one of her novels in its “Top 10 Inspirational Fiction” list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.
“Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
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