Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer's List by Anita Higman [Review & Giveaway-Ends 7/3/15]

About the book: 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?

My thoughts: As usual, author Anita Higman has woven a lovely story involving a sweet Granny (whom we all will love and wish were our Granny), brothers who are scoundrels, sweet romance, grief, and restoration. People of faith who lived and shared their faith in a loving, caring God.

Summer is quite a sweet young lady but one who has missed out on love and the adventure of establishing a life of her own because she sacrificed her future to care for ailing parents until their death. Now her Granny has a special, dying request of Summer.

Being reunited with a childhood friend from 20 years prior is a story in itself and so sweet. The beauty of Anita Higman's prose captures the reader's interest and desire to continue page after page until the end is reach. A good read. A sweet read (though you'll want to do physical harm to the two brothers). A lovable dog and a faithful housekeeper are all part of the mix of characters whose involvement color the canvas of Summer's List.

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About the author: Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She's been a Barnes & Noble "Author of the Month" for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of the publisher and author to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine alone. No compensation was received for this review. Giveaway copy is provided by Litfuse Publicity Group.

24 comments:

  1. One of these things on my list is a road trip to visit the 4 Corners and the Anazi dwellings.

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  2. What a sweet story. I never had a grandmother, so I would love to read this. Beautiful cover.

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  3. Lately I seem to be getting lots of bucket lists. Every little trip I take is now full of items to check off. Now Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Pennsylvania Amish country is on my list. Hope I can check them off someday!
    This book looks really nice. Would love it !

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  4. I hope to see The Grand Canyon before I die. This sounds like a lovely story.
    Thank you and blessings!

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  5. I would like to travel and see the ocean again, it has been along time since I was last there.

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  6. I don't really have an official bucket list, but I would like to travel more -- would love to visit Glacier National Park and so many other places.

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  7. I dont even like the word bucket list but I would like to visit some of the National Parks.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry S

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    1. Actually, the "list" in this book/story is not referred to as a bucket list. That is the term I used to facilitate interest in lists of things folks do for themselves or for others at any point in their life.

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  9. I can honestly say my bucket list would not consist of sweeping gestures or traveling to places I haven't seen before. I would spend as much time connecting with loved ones and investing as much as I can in their lives.

    I tend to stay away from novels where I know the main character is dying or will die. The problem is I love Anita Higman's books and even death can't prevent me reading this book. The story sounds amazing and I love the beautiful cover.

    tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I really don't have a bucket list.

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  11. I don't have a bucket list persay but have thought of a few things I would like to do.

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  12. I don't have a bucket list, I haven't bothered to make one yet. But maybe one day I will.

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  13. I have not set down and written out a bucket list. I see or hear of things that sound interesting and make a decision at that point.

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    1. Sorry for the confusion, Edward. GFC is "Google Friend Connect" and is found in the sidebar. You click on "Join this site" which is a blue button/bar. Hope that info helps you.

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  14. I have a question. In the Rafflecopter, one of the options is to click on GFC to follow you and leave my GFC name. I can't locate GFC to click on it.

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  15. I do not have a bucket list.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. Brenda ArringtonJune 29, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    I don't have a bucket list but have thought some about making one.

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  17. I don't do "bucket" lists....I like to think of it as things I'd love to do/try at least once in my life. One big thing for my husband and I is to buy a 5th wheel and truck to live in permanently and travel the U.S (once he retires?). A couple of other minor things, learn how to play the piano and/or violin, and maybe paragliding while being pulled by a truck on the beach.

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  18. I don't have a bucket list, but am considering making one!
    tstruck91(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I haven't made a bucket list yet partly because the list would be neverending

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  20. This books sounds like such a sweet story. I look forward to reading it. I was more of a bucket list person before having kids. Now, I just kind of live day to day, moment to moment. I think what I would most like to do before I die is be a part of a people movement to Christ in an unreached people group. Thanks for being a part of Booknificent Thursday this week.
    Tina

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  21. I would like to go to Israel someday

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  22. I don't have a bucket list but I should make one!

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