Monday, 14 May 2018

One Summer - by Jenny Hale

My own copy
Original Cover




















The blurb: 


This summer will change everything… 

Alice Emerson is in need of a new beginning. Broken-hearted after her beloved grandfather passes away and her relationship falls apart, she makes a pact with her best friend Sasha. Swapping city living for the beautiful sun-bleached beaches of the Outer Banks, they launch an ice cream shop together in the crumbling house by the sea where Alice spent blissful childhood holidays. 

As Alice and Sasha settle into the close-knit community, making friends with the locals and tempting them with their delicious recipes, Alice finds herself falling for the warm 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.


My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review* 

Alice Emerson is a single mum to Henry. After a lot of heart-breaking incidents, she decides to start a new life by the beach. Always by her side is Sasha, her best friend. 

The place is connected to some childhood memories and she soon makes a discovery, which will turn her life upside down. It includes her family and you could say it’s a shock. 

The two women also meet the locals and great friendships build. Then there is also Jack, she soon sees herself falling for him. However, things get complicated, when he tells her about his plans. 

Sasha plays an important role in this story as well and so does Henry. He was possibly my fave thing about this book. He brought some fresh energy into it. I have to admit, it took me a while to get into the store and connect to the characters. 

It’s the perfect beach read, including love, family, friendship, romance and also some mystery. I adore the setting of the book and I think Jenny Hale captured it beautifully. 

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Website: https://www.itsjennyhale.com
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