Monday, October 13, 2008

2008 Book 91: The Perfect Summer

Book #:91

Book Title:The Perfect Summer

Author:Luanne Rice


Pub. Date:2003

Started:October 11, 2008

Finished:October 13, 2008

Time to Read:3 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"Bay McCabe relishes life's simple pleasures, her children, her home by the sea. She has never forgotten the values of her Irish granny - the everyday happiness of family, good friends, and hard work. Bay and her husband, Sean, have weathered rough spells and moved on. Now a perfect summer, filled with the scent of beach roses, lies before them.

Charming and ambitious, Sean splits his energy between the town bank, his old fishing boat, and the family he seems to adore - until he leaves his young daughter stranded at school. As troubling memories resurface, a phone call confirms that Sean is missing. So begins a season that will change everything. As the door to all Bay cherishes seems to close forever, another opens, and an old love steps through. Embraced by enduring friendships, Bay will discover the truth of who she is - what love is - and how life's deepest mysteries are often those closest to home."


Review:I'm not terribly impressed with Luanne Rice as a writer, to be honest. I like her fundamental story lines, but I find that some of her situations make me say "who would do/think/say that." Bay is a likable main character, but she's just a bit too naive to be believable at times. New/old love interest Dan is just not the most, well, interesting person. The kids...I want to throttle and tell "pull it together." And the villains? Way too stereotypical. Still gets 3 stars, however, because despite it all, I couldn't put it down.

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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