Summer Longing; Jamie Brenner
Little Brown & Co. - 2020
Summer Longing was a great escape read. It takes place in Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod, a place I've often visited.
Fifty-something Ruth Cooperman is easing into retirement. She's divorced and has an adult daughter Olivia who she has a strained relationship with. She has rented a magnificent beachfront home for the summer while she takes her time deciding on a property to hopefully purchase there. Provincetown is a place with good memories for her, she can't wait for it's quiet and all that this quirky, walkable town offers. What she doesn't expect is to find a baby girl on her porch and, she isn't prepared for all the drama that follows.
This book offers a little bit of everything: a story about motherhood and its challenges, female friendships and relationships, interesting characters and even a few surprises along the way. I loved the charming town with the tea shop and bakery, the close-knit community, the friendships and even a bit of mystery and a bit of romance. Need a feel good read with a wonderful setting? Be sure to try this one.
Rating - 4.5/5 (library book)
I've included some of my favorite Provincetown photos from travels there.