Irene Hannon's latest novel is not her typical suspenseful read; however it will still appeal to Hannon fans and is one that you will not want to miss out on! "That Certain Summer" is inspiring, filled with love, healing and looking to the future. Karen and Val are sisters and have never been close and feel like they have nothing in common and have always been played against each other by their mother. However, when their mother needs their help and Val returns home for the summer, these two sisters find out that they may have more in common than they thought and can really be friends as well as sisters. Not only do Karen and Val reconnect, but they are also dealing with issues in their own lives. Karen's husband has left her and their daughter for a younger woman. Karen is used to being the one who will go along with the flow, but now it is her time to take control of her own life. Val has had to live with a secret and guilt for so many years and now she is trying to move past this. However, when a handsome man and his motherless daughter become a part of her life, can Val really forgive herself and move on?
This story is an inspiring and emotional read that will immediately draw the reader into the characters' lives and the story line. Val and Karen are both so easy to relate to and I found myself wanting to join them on their Saturday coffee and grocery shopping time, a time to talk, share recipes and support each other. This is a great read to begin the summer and will inspire you to have "that certain summer" - a summer to grow as an individual, forgive and forget, look to the future and love.
“Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”