Published Date : June 12, 2015
Publisher : Bookouture
Genre : Fiction / Women's
Rating : 5 Star
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Summer By The Sea is the tale of two sisters coming together to spend one last summer with their grandmother. Faith and her family are returning to the cottage that once was destroyed during a storm, to help celebrate her Nan's 90th birthday. Faith and her sister, Casey have not really talked to each other ever since Casey stole Scott from Faith when they were teenagers.
When they all show up at the brand new cottage, Jake the handyman is there and Faith takes a instant liking to him. Casey who is dealing with marriage issues with Scott is also flirting with Jake which brings Faith right back to her being a teenager. After a fight with Casey about Jake, the two girls make up and Faith helps Casey and Scott regain what they had losted. The issue of Jake and what he does for a living doesn't really sit well with Faith until a trip with him, makes her realize that she is hopelessly in love with Jake, no matter what the cost is.
When Jake & Nan surprises the family with a gift that will keep everyone together for years to come, everything comes full circle in the bittersweet ending that will make you shed a tear for this healed family.
I really loved this book, the setting just made it perfect. Everything in this book just flowed together like it should without being to awkward dealing with everyone's issues. When Jenny described sitting on the porch watching the sea, I so wished I could be there doing that same thing and this book would make for a excellent movie. This is the first book I ever read by Jenny Hale and I can tell you, it's not gonna be my last.
Thank You to Jenny Hale for writing a book that speaks to my soul and I can't wait to read more books by you!!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!