The Summer That Made Us
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Mothers and daughters, sisters and cousins, they lived for summers at the lake house until a tragic accident changed everything. The Summer That Made Us is an unforgettable story about a family learning to accept the past, to forgive and to love each other again.
That was then…
For the Hempsteads, two sisters who married two brothers and had three daughters each, summers were idyllic. The women would escape the city the moment school was out to gather at the family house on Lake Waseka. The lake was a magical place, a haven where they were happy and carefree. All of their problems drifted away as the days passed in sun-dappled contentment. Until the summer that changed everything.
This is now…
After an accidental drowning turned the lake house into a site of tragedy and grief, it was closed up. For good. Torn apart, none of the Hempstead women speak of what happened that summer, and relationships between them are uneasy at best to hurtful at worst. But in the face of new challenges, one woman is determined to draw her family together again, and the only way that can happen is to return to the lake and face the truth.
Robyn Carr has crafted a beautifully woven story about the complexities of family dynamics and the value of strong female relationships.
One of the Best Books I’ve Read this Year!
The Summer That Made Us is an amazing book that touches the soul. It’s an emotional story about loss, heartache, healing and forgiveness.
The summer house on Lake Waseka was a special place for Jo and Lou, and their daughters, until a tragic accident occurred. The two Hempstead families were always a bit dysfunctional, but after the accident, they completely fell apart. The two sisters, Jo and Lou who were once inseparable, were now estranged, and their daughters, permanently scarred.
The summer house had been off limits for over twenty-five years. Meg, one of the daughters, however, has Cancer, and wished to spend her last summer at the lake house. Meg was the kindest sweetest and most giving daughter of them all, but she wasn’t done yet. Meg had one last gift to give everyone.
This story moved me to tears, made me laugh and warmed my heart. I loved every page of this superbly written, uplifting and heart wrenching tale. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss out on reading this quality book; crafted with raw emotion, rich dialogue, and fully developed characters.
Thank you, Harlequin and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy! I loved it.
Cried my eyes out
I really love Robyn Carr's books.. she has a special voice when she writes and she gets me every single time. What a great story about a family with a whole heap of troubles. Pretty much like everyone else I know in life. Life is messy Enjoy this sweet story and bring your tissues with you.
WOW! EXCELLENT BOOK
Robyn Carr has, once again, written an excellent book. Once you start reading, it's nearly impossible to stop until it's finished. So many stories woven in an excellent book. Can't wait for her next offering.