charm and golden smile of mysterious doctor Jack Barnes. Spending time together during sunshine-filled days and long romantic evenings, Alice starts to wonder if he could be the one for her?
But just when Alice’s summer couldn’t be more perfect, she discovers an old letter tucked away in the beach house. It contains a family secret that turns Alice’s world upside down and makes her question everything she’s ever known. And then Jack complicates their summer romance with an unexpected offer…
Faced with a difficult decision, will Alice and Jack follow their hearts and find true happiness this summer?
One Summer is an utterly stunning, uplifting summer romance, about the power of friendship, discovering family secrets, and the beauty of falling in love by the sea.
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Release Date: June 1, 2018
Genre: Women's Fiction and Romance
Actual Rating: 3 stars
One Summer is a sweet and cheerful read that can easily be read in one sitting. Jenny Hale does a nice job at bringing fortunate and fateful events to her characters lives which is exactly what makes it a "feel good" read. I specifically loved the little twist in the end as it put a huge smile on my face and made me feel all sorts of happiness. Some may wonder why I gave it 3 stars rather than 4th. On paper, it looks like the perfect beach read- don't get me wrong, it is. However, everything happened SO QUICKLY that I felt like I was at one part of the book one second and then another the next. Insta love stories are not typically my favorite as they can come off as a bit unbelievable, and this is exactly the kind of love this book portrayed. Therefore, I liked the book, I just felt like everything moved a bit to fast for my personal tastes. Not all readers are going to feel this way, many will love the pace, it's just not what I prefer when reading about a budding romance.
One Summer is a story about a single mom, her son Henry, her best friend Sasha, and a broken down bike shop. Both woman leave their pasts behind after being hurt by the men they love. So they take refuge in the Outer Bay. Both have sworn off men because of how their past relationships were, but sometimes the heart knows what it wants. When Jack comes to town, all her feelings on love, men, and relationships are going to be tested. She just needs to figure out if it's worth the risk to allow love back in her life.
If you are looking for a light and fluffy beach read, this one would be perfect for you. As I mentioned above, it can easily be read in one sitting (it took me only two hours to read it). You can put it in your beach bag, relax, enjoy the story, and be finished with it well before it's time to go home. It's a wonderful summer tale with likable characters, and a gorgeous setting.
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