That Certain Summer by Irene Hannon is a departure from the intense suspense that she normally writes, and a welcome one at that. I enjoyed the family dynamics of sisters Karen and Val, and the dealings with their overbearing mother. It was interesting to find out what made their mother act the way that she did, I was hoping that it would come out in the story and was thrilled when it did.
This was an enjoyable book to read, and it was a clean read.
From the back cover:
Two very different sisters...
an unexpected homecoming...
one unforgettable summer
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 sister left town years ago to pursue a career in theater. But Val had other reasons for moving away--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 past mistakes as they care for their ailing mother. When two handsome men enter the picture, the summer takes on a surprising new dimension. As their lives intersect, can each of them learn how to forgive, let go, and 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, award-winning author Irene Hannon pens and inspiring true-to-life tale of complex relationships, the search for forgiveness, and the life-changing process of finding love.
This book was provided for review by Revell.