Good Day! I want to share some upcoming book releases. We need an abundance of new reading material while on lockdown. The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman will be out on April 28. Pockets of Promise by Laurie Stroup Smith releases April 30. It is debut novel in The Pocket Quilt series. Murder in the Storybook Cottage by Ellery Adams also comes out on April 28 along with Botched Butterscotch by Amanda Flower. Is there an upcoming release you are looking forward to reading?
One Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak has Serenity Alston surprised by the results she received after submitting a DNA test to 23andMe. She learns that she has two half-sisters. The three women will be spending the summer together in Tahoe. It will give the three women a chance to get to know each other and try to identify their common link. Each woman is going through a rough patch. Serenity just finished testifying at her husband’s trial after turning him in to the police. Lorelei discovered her husband cheated on her with someone unexpected. Reagan had a one-night stand with someone from work and cannot face returning to her job. Each woman will need to overcome their issues before moving forward. One Perfect Summer is a light read that touches on an interesting topic. Imagine taking a DNA test and finding out you have two siblings. I liked that the three women who were at an intersection in their lives. It was touching to see them go from strangers to true sisters. The point-of-view switches between the three sisters which can be confusing in the beginning until you get used to each ladies’ voice. It does mean that there is a repetition of information. It does, though, allow us to understand what each woman is feeling and thinking. I wanted to find out how the three women were related and came to be separated. When the solution was revealed, I was surprised because it came out of left field. I liked Lorelei’s daughter, Lucy and how she helped an injured man. I did find the pacing a little sluggish and there is foul language (too much) in this book. I was happy with the epilogue that showed the women rallying around Reagan for an important event. One Perfect Summer is a sweet story about sisterly bonds, second chances, overcoming the past, finding love, and family.
One Perfect Summer is available from Amazon*. If you need a different retailer, check here. You can find other novels by Brenda Novak here. Thank you for joining me today. Tomorrow I am featuring Pockets of Promise by Laurie Stoup Smith. I hope you have a magical day. For a little book humor, keep scrolling down! Take care, stay safe and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader
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