Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer's List By Anita Higman

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:  

A dying wish alters the course of a young woman's life.

Life hadn't been easy for Summer Snow. In acts of selflessness-caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother's bookstore-she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love... didn't turn out. She had the bookstore, she had her beloved granny, but she was missing something-or someone.  
Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer's past. A childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?
With lovable characters and surprising twists, Summer's List is a simple delight.

My Thoughts:  

Summer's List by Anita Higman is a wonderful, wonderful book. I have had the pleasure of reading a few books by Anita Higman and I have always enjoyed them, but Summer's List is on a whole other level!  Summer Snow has not had an easy time in life. When her parents were hurt in an accident, Summer was there caring for them through the end and also running her grandma's book store, a children's book store that Summer spent most of her life. Summer Snow spent most of her childhood having to be an adult and care for the needs of others. Granny Snow has found out she is dying and with what time she has left she decided that Summer needs to have adventures so she makes a list of fun things that Summer never got a chance to do that Granny felt were essential, Summer's List. Granny Snow wanted to be able to be a part of this list with Summer.  The first thing, Find Martin Langtree, Summer's childhood best friend whom she loved. Martin lost his mom and was adopted and had to move away and they never saw each other again. Granny Snow knew how important Martin was and still is to Summer and figured Martin would be the perfect one to do this list with Summer.  Granny Snow gives Summer her list and an address and she is off to do number 1 on the list, find Martin and ask him to do the list with her.

I LOVED this book. It caught my attention right from the start and definitely kept me all the way to the end. Anita Higman writes with authority about Texas, bookstores, gardening, and loss of a grandparent. I was very close with my Grandpa, like Summer with her Grandma, so this story really spoke to me. I also had a friend like Martin that I have known since we were babies and we have lost touch and I miss him! This is a book that will stay with me for quite some time! The characters in this book are fantastic and I enjoyed being able to watch them all be transformed by God's word.  I found myself laughing in places and crying in others! Definitely was an emotional read.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction, you won't be disappointed! I cannot wait to read more from Anita Higman! I give this book 5 STARS.

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