"June" written by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is a powerful, dramatic and engaging story that covers years and generations. Cassie is struggling to come to terms with her grandmother June's death and she is living in June's mansion that has seen better days. Cassie is overwhelmed at the thought of fixing up the mansion and in general the thought of life and what she is should be doing with her life. However, one day an incessant noise which turns out to be the doorbell completely changes her life and has her wondering who her family actually is and what happened in this town so many years ago.
MIranda does an incredible job with jumping back and forth between present day and decades earlier when Hollywood came to town and June was on the brink of marriage. I was completely engrossed in this story from the very beginning, and just wanted to keep reading to find out the full story. The characters were all so real and also the mansion and rooms had so many stories to share as well. I could completely picture this town, this home and the individuals living there, and loved how their lives intertwined. I highly recommend this book for an engaging read this summer.