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.

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12 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  4. I love the sound of this book, I'll be looking for a copy. And, your photos make me what to visit Provincetown!

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

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

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  7. Going on my TBR list. Love the pics!

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  8. I wish I could go there, right now!

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  9. 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.

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  10. Gorgeous photos of an inviting place I'd love to visit (someday). This book sounds good. I'd like to try it!

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

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

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