That Certain Summer Review

My thoughts
I love Irene Hannon and this book was a HUGE (for me) step away from her other books.  A contemporary story, that had very little if any suspense in it.  However I loved this story.  Irene Hannon is so talented and she tells this story wonderfully.  I loved the sisters and was so happy that their relationship changed over the summer.  This book was so well written and told.  And while I do not want to give any spoilers, I have to say that the character of Karen was just so great.  Irene took this character above and beyond the call of duty, but she allowed Karen to impeccably relay the love of Christ.  I saw Jesus in Karen, in fact this book made me want to be more like Karen...in turn being more like Jesus.  A great book that you MUST read this summer.  I loved it!! You will too! (I hope)
5 stars.
This book was provided for review purposes only no payment was received for this review.
Available June 2013 from your favorite bookseller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing.

About the Book
New Contemporary Romance by Two-Time RITA Award-Winning Author

With her trademark compelling characters and heartwarming hope, celebrated author Irene Hannon offers her readers an inspiring true-to-life tale of complex family relationships, transgressions revealed and forgiven and the complicated process of finding love.
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 darker reasons for leaving town – and had a secret to keep – so coming home has never been an option . . . until their mother suffers a stroke.

Reunited in their hometown, Karen and Val must grapple with their past mistakes, their own relationship and their issues with a mother who is far from ideal. When a physical therapist raising his daughter alone and a handsome but hurting musician enter the picture, the summer takes on a whole new dimension. As their lives intersect and entwine, can each sister learn how to forgive, how to let go and how to move on? And strengthened by the healing power of faith, might they also find the courage to love?

Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 novels, including the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier Award and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. Booklist also included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Saint Louis, Missouri.

For more information about her and her books, Irene invites you to visit her website at www.irenehannon.com.

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