Monday, June 3, 2013

That Certain Summer by Irene Hannon A REVIEW

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 gorgeous sister left town years ago to pursue a career in theater. But Val had darker reasons for leaving town--as well as a secret to keep--and 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 relationship with each other, 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 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?

With her trademark compelling characters and heartwarming hope, fan favorite 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.

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Revell (June 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0800722493
ISBN-13: 978-0800722494
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of over forty books, including more than two dozen contemporary romance novels. Her romance fiction has won a coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, and an RT Reviewers' Choice Award from RT Book Reviews magazine. Her popular Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice suspense series have also won their share of awards, including the RITA, National Readers' Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers' Choice, and RT's Reviewers' Choice. In addition, Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.
For more information about her and her books, Irene invites you to visit her website at

  That Certain Summer by Irene Hannon is a really, really fantastic book. It was a joy to read and I’m so glad I got the chance.
  It’s about two sisters who never got along because they always seemed to be competing. After they grew up and were forced to work together and really get to know each other and finally forgive themselves for their pasts do they become real sisters.
  This book talks about forgiving ourselves for past mistakes, becoming the person God wants you to be and going forward with our lives.
  The characters in That Certain Summer are very strong, likable and compelling. You will come to love them and their family and friends.
This book is about four main characters, the sisters Karen and Val and two men Scott and David.  Very interesting how their lives connect and become intertwined. I highly recommend this book and I will be giving it a 5-star rating.

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I received my free copy from Donna Hausler from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255


Rose Chandler Johnson said...

Wow, that's a nice review. Sounds intriguing. Thanks.

Irene Hannon said...

Thank you for the wonderful review of my latest! So glad you enjoyed it!