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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Another Summer...Review

About the book:
When literary agent Tracy Ratcliffe travels to the sleepy village of Wentworth Cove, Maine, for a much-needed vacation, the most excitement she’s expecting is a sunset walk along the beach. Instead, she hears about a portrait of a woman who looks suspiciously like her that has hung in the local art gallery for years, even though she’s never set foot in Wentworth Cove before.

Tracy also meets handsome Nathan Norsworthy, a moody aspiring novelist who takes her breath away. Nathan helps her deal with the suspicion that the man she knew and loved as her father probably wasn’t. That is, until she begins to suspect that Nathan is using her to break into the world of publishing.

On her mother's recommendation, Tracy arrives in coastal Maine for a needed get away vacation.  As she discovers the sleepy little village of Wentworth Cove, she meets locals and make friends, including writer Nathan.  When several people remark about how familiar she looks, she wonders about the circumstances of her mother's visit 30 years before.

As she tries to learn information about her mother's previous visit, she discovers questions and her assumptions about the answers aren't what she wants to know.  Will learning the answers bring her peace or discomfort?

While I found Tracy's reactions frustrating at times, the story was a sweet, clean read and easily finished in one sitting.  I would have loved some more character and story depth, but this is a sweet story, perfect for an afternoon at the beach or in front of a fire.

I received a complimentary copy for review. You can learn more about Rebecca Stevenson here. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 8/14

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3/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. Hi Holly,

    I only recently commented on your MM post, about the ethereal beauty of this cover.

    Having read your review though, I think that for me personally, the cover may be the best thing about the book. It all sounds a little too sweet and syrupy for my taste. This is the kind of story I would read if I had nothing else to hand, or I wasn't in the mood to choose anything more serious from the shelves.

    Thanks for your review, it really helped me crystallize my own thoughts about the book,