Saturday, June 8, 2013

"That Certain Summer" by Irene Hannon {Review and Book Giveaway!}

Val and Karen are two sisters who have never gotten along. Maybe it's because they were so different, or maybe it has something to do with their mother's constant negativity and comparing one sister to the other. Either way, the girls have never been able to quite place why they were always at odds, but they find that this summer they have to work together whether they like it or not.

Karen has always been the faithful daughter, answering to her mother's every beck and call. All the while placing her own happiness on hold and doing whatever she can to make her mother happy. Val ventured out on her own at a young age and never looked back. Karen never could understand how Val could just leave everything behind and forget everything she ever knew. When Val learns she has to return to her hometown for the summer to help care for her mother, she is reluctant. Of course she wants to help her mother, but there are too may memories there that she has worked hard to forget. Maybe now is the time for her to face memories and regrets once and for all. Once she returns home though, she realizes it's not going to be as easy as she imagined it would be. 

Meanwhile, Karen is dealing with her own set of problems. An ex-husband, a teenage daughter, and now the church choir director? Her ex-husband cheated on her more than once. How could she ever trust him again? She yearns to do what's best for her daughter, but how does she know what that is? And how is she supposed to discern her feelings for the new choir director, or what those feelings mean? 

Can the two sisters work together for the summer and get along?

This is the first book that I have read by Irene Hannon but I really enjoyed it! There is a bit of a twist to the story that I didn't anticipate when I started the book, but began to figure it out halfway through. The chapters alternate between four different points of view. A little bit different from books I have read in the past, as most of those shift between two or maybe three points of view. However, it was easy to follow along to, and it kept my interest. I rate this book as 4 stars! :)

**Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**

I received this book for free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group to give my honest unbiased opinion.

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