Monday, November 16, 2020

Book Review - Summer Longing; Jamie Brenner

                                                           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.

                                                                  (inside their public library)


  1. I love those photos, what a delightful place. The book sounds good and it's cool the setting is someplace you know.

  2. Ooh, I would love to visit the quaint town!

  3. This book is one I am pretty sure I'd like and Provincetown is my mind of town.

    How are you doing? I am sitting here planning my Thanksgiving shopping list. Trying to keep it simple as we still don't know if my son will be down but when I cook, I COOK. It could be for two people or ten. I always over do it.

  4. Beautiful photos. Makes me want to go there in person...someday. I also like finding older characters in books. :)

  5. Diane,
    The book sounds excellent and the photos are fantastic! Have a great week ahead.

  6. Those photos are great. I can't wait to be able to hit the road again - safely - one day. I really miss driving around the various regions of this beautiful country.

  7. Love the photos of Provincetown and they add to the review.

  8. You've sold me on Provincetown. Beautiful photos. I'd visit for the bookstores alone.


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