Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer's List

GIVEAWAY

HIGMAN, ANITA
SUMMER'S LIST

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 Review:

Poignant and funny. A gentle love story that sparks to life from the muted embers of a long ago childhood friendship. I have to admit that the bibliophile in me adored the bookstore backdrop and literary references. And there's an almost magical quality to Summer and Martin's story. Like they've been living under a spell until they reconnect as adults. Their two dimensional existence suddenly bursts into a vibrant exploration of true love. Very much a modern day fairy tale. It's a journey fraught with pain -- both present and past -- and filled with as many awkward moments as endearing ones. But their story is also filled with the wonder of hope and the deep joy that comes from risking relationship. A lovely summer romance.

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity and River North for providing me with a review copy of this book.


GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Summer's List please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 21
 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. I recently read and enjoyed one of Anita's contemporary novels, would love to read another!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I've only read one of her historicals so this came as a surprise to me. Good luck, Patty.

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  2. This sounds like a wonderful and emotional read. I know Inwould enjoy reading this one . Thanks for such a great review Kav.
    Deanne Patterson
    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Deanne. Good luck.

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  3. My very favorite, A Marriage in Middlebury, and I could add Love at Last and Winter in Full Bloom, devotional Where God Finds You and more! Would love to win a copy of this newest novel by Anita Higman ~ Summer's List. Thank you for offering. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net (and to be locked in a bookstore all night, :D)

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    1. Ohhh...locked in a bookstore overnight would be awesome, wouldn't it. We should make it a party. A bookish sleepover. Sounds like I have a lot of catching up to do as far as this author is concerned. Good luck, Kathleen.

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  4. The words "a gentle love story" is the description that caught my eyes. Would love to read it now. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's really sweetly magical -- except for the gnarly bits. LOL Good luck, Becky.

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  5. With loveable characters and surprising twists. Sounds like my kinda book. karenskrayonsatgmaildotcom

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    1. It's everybody's kind of book, Karen. Good luck.

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  6. This is definitely a book I would enjoy. I need to narrow my tbr summer list so I can enjoy this one, as well.

    tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. And it's doubly great because it takes place in the summer. So it's a summer summer read. Good luck, trosado.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful book!

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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  8. I'm intrigued by the bookstore backdrop and literary references, Kav. Count me in, please! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  9. Kav, like you the bookstore setting caught my eye the first time I read about this new Anita Higman book. We must gravitate toward anything books! You did a beautiful and very touching review of Summer's List. It is now on my wish list. Thank you for offering the opportunity to win a copy.

    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thanks, Nancee. I'm sure you'll enjoy this book too. Good luck.

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  10. I'd love to read this gentle love story this summer - sounds like a perfect read for a nice warm day!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Definitely -- along with a nice cold glass of lemonade to keep you hydrated. :-) Good luck, rubynreba.

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  11. Would love to win this book and share it with my granddaughters.
    I have some of Anita's books. My daughter really loves her too. Please enter me for a chance to win this book.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. You are the perfect granny, Maxie, sharing books with the granddaughters like that. Good luck.

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  12. This sounds like a great read, and this is a new author for me.

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    1. It's only my second book by this author, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Good luck, Velma.

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  13. This sounds really good. I have read a few of hers and have liked them.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. She has a unique style that I really like. Good luck, Boos Mum.

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  14. Sounds like a book to read this summer!

    Count me in, please.
    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're counted, Janka. Good luck.

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  15. Sounds wonderful!!
    Thanks,
    Deborah
    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com

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  16. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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