Friday, April 21, 2017

Book Review ~ The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner

The Forever Summer
by Jamie Brenner
April 25th 2017 by Little, Brown and Company


The discovery of long-buried secrets brings three generations of women together to Cape Cod for the summer homecoming of a lifetime.

Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: on the cusp of thirty she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and her father's hard-won admiration. But with one careless mistake at work, Marin suddenly finds herself unemployed and alone. Before she can summon the courage to tell her parents, a young woman appears, claiming to be Marin's half-sister. Seeking answers, Marin agrees to join her on a soul-searching journey to Cape Cod, to meet the family she didn't even know she had.

As the summer unfolds at her grandmother's beachside B&B, it becomes clear that her half-sister's existence is just the first in a series of truths that will shake Marin's beliefs--in love, and in her own identity--to the core. Filled with shocking revelations, heartfelt romance, and resilient women banding together against the most unexpected twists of fate, THE FOREVER SUMMER is an emotionally resonant page-turner, and a delicious escape for any season.

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The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner was the perfect read for a lazy day lounging at the beach or by the pool.  Character development was great and the descriptions of the town were perfect.  This was a very diverse story and something I probably wouldn’t have picked up if I had known from the beginning, but the author did such an amazing job with the plot I could not help but be swept away into the story.
                
There is something for everyone in the pages of this book – from family secrets to love and loss of love, but in the end it’s a very powerful story that is sure to stay with the reader long after the last page is read.

3 stars 


Jamie Brenner is the author of THE FOREVER SUMMER coming in April from Little, Brown. Her previous novels include THE WEDDING SISTERS (St. Martin's Press). She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.