Monday, August 5, 2013

Review of That Certain Summer

That Certain Summer

Review of That Certain Summer

by Irene Hannon

Karen and Val are family-yet they’re anything but close. Karen has carried the burden of responsibility for her aging mother ever since her gorgeous sister left town years ago to pursue a career in theater. But Val had darker reasons for leaving town-as well as a secret to keep-and coming home has never been an option . . . until their mother suffers a stroke.
Reunited in their hometown, Karen and Val must grapple with their past mistakes, their relationship with each other, and their issues with a mother who is far from ideal. When a physical therapist raising his daughter alone and a handsome but hurting musician enter the picture, the summer takes on a whole new dimension. As their lives intersect and entwine, can each learn how to forgive, how to let go, and how to move on? And strengthened by the healing power of faith, might they also find the courage to love?
With her trademark compelling characters and heartwarming hope, fan favorite Irene Hannon offers her readers an inspiring true-to-life tale of complex family relationships, transgressions revealed and forgiven, and the complicated process of finding love.

My Review:
Two sisters who have never been close--what will a summer caring for their mother bring?  I have a sister that I am very close to and so, this book was very special to me.  Karen and Val connect in a way that they have never experienced before.   Their mother is quite difficult and they find themselves working together to get her through rehab following a stroke.  Meeting for a weekly shopping trip and coffee gives the sisters a chance to talk and resolve issues.  Being a caregiver of our parents is not easy, and I think many will find moments that they can relate to in Irene Hannon's book.   Throw in romance and you have the makings of an incredible read!  
This was the first book I have read by Irene Hannon but it won't be the last! 
I won a copy of this book in a giveaway from Revell Publishing.
About the Author:
Irene Hannon 
Irene Hannon, who writes both romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 40 novels. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romantic fiction), a National Readers' Choice Award, a HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers Choice Award and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. 

A former corporate communications executive with a Fortune 500 company, Irene now writes full time. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, long walks, cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with family. She and her husband make their home in Missouri.

To learn more about Irene and her books, visit

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a really good book. Loved your review on it.


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