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Love and Rumors: A Summer Sisters Beach Reads Contemporary Romance (The Summer Sisters Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jean Oram
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Book Description

Book ONE in the Summer Sisters series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Jean Oram!

One photographer who needs cash—fast. One movie star with an offer as tempting as his bad boy smile.

Hailey Summer needs more time. As the eldest Summer sister she’s always taken on the task of solving everyone’s problems—including finding ways to hold onto the family’s precious historic cottage. Only this time she’s stretched too far and is in danger of losing absolutely everything that matters to her from her dream photography business to her sisters’ trust to the cottage that’s been in the family for over a century. Will Hailey find the money she needs or will she have to confront a lot more than just the family members she’s kept in the dark?

When Finian Alexander closes his eyes he is haunted by his family’s destitute past and the unfulfilled promises he’s made to others. Only a fraction away from making the A-list food chain and fulfilling his promises, Finian needs help from the paparazzi to push his next ‘bad boy of Hollywood’ escapade into the limelight. Problem is he’s in the Canadian Muskokas and the only photographer he’d consider partnering with slaps him every time he deserves it—which is increasingly often as he becomes more desperate.
Will Hailey and Finian give in to the easy way out of their problems, or will discover how alike they truly are when they hit the tabloids—together?

This is the first book in the Summer Sisters beach read contemporary romance series.

The Summer Sisters series:
Love and Rumors (Book 1)
Love and Dreams (Book 2)
Love and Trust (Book 3: Coming 2015)
Love and Danger (Book 4: Coming 2015)

Also by Jean Oram: The Blueberry Springs series:
Champagne and Lemon Drops (book 1)
Whiskey and Gumdrops (Book 2)
Rum and Raindrops (Book 3)
Eggnog and Candy Canes (Book 4)
A Blueberry Springs Valentine’s Day Short Story Romance Collection (Book 5: Coming February 2014)
Vodka and Chocolate Drops (Book 6: Coming 2015)


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

A Note From the Author on the Setting for Love and Rumors

Muskoka is a real place in Ontario, Canada, a place I visited often as a child and as an adult. It is a beautiful area of the world where movie stars and other celebrities vacation as well as people like you and myself. Yet, having spent many summers in the area, I have yet to see a single celebrity--although a man I presume to be Kurt Browning's (a famous Canadian figure skating Olympian) father did offer to help me when the outboard fritzed out on me once. Dang outboard.

Come fall in love in Muskoka!

XO,
Jean

About the Author

Jean Oram lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband, two kids, and several pets. While she grew up on a farm on the prairie, she's spent many summers in the beautiful cottage country of Muskoka which is featured in this series. She is also the author of the small town romance series set in the fictional town of Blueberry Springs.

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  • File Size: 5565 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Oram Productions; 1 edition (June 24, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L9Q1Y7C
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read June 27, 2014
By Sarah
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this first book of a new series from Jean. If you were expecting a book like her other ones, be surprised. This is the first of four books about the Summer Sisters. In this first book, we are introduced to Hailey. Hailey is the oldest and has been in charge of the Summer's island cottage. She has made some choices that affect this cottage and her sisters, but refuses to share with her sisters. Hailey tries to fix everything by going against her personality and beliefs and try to take a picture of bad boy actor Finian.

Hailey is in for the surprise of her life when trying to get that perfect picture. Finian does not know what "hits" him when he meets Hailey. Both learn something new about themselves and each other.

Looking forward to book 2.

"I received this book in exchange for an honest opinion."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read June 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A wonderful story and the beginning of what I am sure will be a fantastic series. In this book author Jean Oram introduces us to the Summer sisters and specifically the oldest sister, struggling photographer Hailey. Hollywood bad boy Finian Alexander needs publicity to help boost his fledgling career. When these two meet they are both surprised with what they find in the other. This story is very well written with an interesting group of characters. I can't wait to read the next in this series. I highly recommend this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent start to the Summer Sisters Series! June 26, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
'Love and Rumors' (book 1) in the Summer Sisters Series by Jean Oram is a great story! This is a excellent start to a series! I absolutely loved Hailey and Finian! This story is sweet, funny, romantic and entertaining! Several laugh out loud moments! I can not wait to see what happens with Hailey's sisters in the rest of this series! 'Love and Dreams' (book 2), 'Love and Trust' (book 3) and 'Love and Danger' (book 4) all coming later this year! This is a must read series for all fans of romance, family, small town series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for summer! June 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This story is the perfect mix of sweet, funny and just sexy enough, with a fun and determined heroine and a smoking hot hero. I love how Jean Oram brings small towns to life, and in this new series, she's managed it once again with the quaint cottage and island in the perfect vacation town. Can't wait to get to know the rest of Hailey's sisters better and find out their stories!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great new series!! June 29, 2014
By JFraser
Format:Kindle Edition
The Muskokas are heating up! Hailey is the quintessential older sister - trying to hold it together for the whole family. When Finian stumbles into her world, things heat up on every level!! I don't think I stopped smiling during the entire book - great humour/voice and enough heat to make it a perfect summer read. Can't wait to find out what's in store for the rest of the sisters!
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5.0 out of 5 stars With you, With the World September 6, 2014
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Muskoka, Ontario, Canada there is a little Island off shore call Nymph Island that The Summer family has had for over a century. Currently, The Summer sisters, Hailey, Maya, Melanie, Daphne, and her 5 year old daughter Tigger, really Kimberly, have come to stay during the summer weekends and vacation there, Their father is deceased and their mother is in a nursing home due to a stroke. She has left the cottage in the care of Hailey. She has not wanted to burden her other sisters she is the eldest but the taxes have sky rocketed and they are due to loose it at the end of summer if they can't pay them.

Enter Finian Alexander a movie star from Hollywood who has come to vacation and also try to be a bad boy to get into the press, to maintain his image. Hailey is a photographer who normally takes nature photos but at one time used to do still photos or as they are also known as people photos. So she thought she could get some of him being a bad boy and make some money for the cottage and the taxes. She spots him going from car to car in the rain but then he ducks into a bar so she does as well. She bellies up to the bar and as they talk she learns he has seen the spotted turtle which are endangered species which could save the marsh from development. Soon as luck would have it she sees him out at the marsh and get shots of him out there with the turtle. Then she has a thought, why doesn't she change his image as she gets to know him and he isn't a bad boy at all, but a man with a heart. Another idea she has is to have an Art show and show case her still photos but he tells her she is playing it safe by not showcasing her nature shots, she has taken. He promised to be there for her as well. He helps her hang the photos as well, and sees she has chosen a photo of him and the turtle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME START TO A NEW SERIES August 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the first book in the series about the four Summer sisters by Jean Oram...This book is about Hailey and Finian... she is a Photographer and he is a film star.. the sisters and their Mum own a cottage it has been in the family for generations...Hailey being the oldest has always been in charge of the cottage.. this time she has made some very bad choices that can affect the cottage.. of course she keeps this from her sisters..Her idea is to take photos of Finian the actor with the bad boy reputation.. this is so against her principles but she knows this is the only way she can save the cottage... Oh boy once they meet the chemistry between them is so good and they need to try and find out more about each other..The book has Laughter ..tears.. heart stopping moments... there is a sweet romance at the heart of the book... if you want to know if they get their HEA download the book you will not go wrong
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Rumors
Great book! Just like Jean's other books, Love and Rumors offers beautiful imagery, lots of laughs and a heart warming tale. Read more
Published 14 days ago by grtgram
3.0 out of 5 stars loved the cover
I feel bad that I didn't like this one as much as the other reviewers did. I just couldn't work up any excitement over it. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Gatorfan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really loved this story. It kept me turning pages all night!
Published 4 months ago by Dstewart
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet love story
Enjoy the sisters their island and the attraction between he main characters. I'm hooked on this series and can't wait to catch up on it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Judy C
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Another awesome book by Jean Oram!

I loved the story between Hailey and Finian. Hailey struggles so hard throughout this book to take care of everyone without ever... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Danielle Vance
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Rumors
Love and Rumors, was a fantastic read!! I loved how Jean started the beginning of "bad boy" meeting "good girl" You have to read Finn and Hailey's story to find out... Read more
Published 5 months ago by June F.
5.0 out of 5 stars It's no Rumor that this book is good....really good...
This story grabs you from the start. Nearly all the characters are endearing except for a few but every story needs a villian or two. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining read. Great new series
This is a wonderful new series. I loved the characters and the writing was excellent. Can't wait to read book 2. Have 2 winning series going.
Published 6 months ago by Lurie Twist
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect summer read
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*

This is the 1st instalment of the Summer Sisters series. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT STORY
Hailey Summer is trying to say the family home and island for her and her sisters. She has not told them how far in debt they really are because she thinks she can handle... Read more
Published 6 months ago by DonnaPhills59pa
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Jean Oram grew up in a small town in Alberta, Canada and her experiences have inspired her Blueberry Springs series. But while Jean grew up in an old schoolhouse tending to the family's honeybee operation, her characters haven't! Well, not yet, anyway.

Her latest series, the Summer Sisters, was inspired by her summers spent in the Canadian Muskokas where she would visit her grandmother in her century-old cottage. But while Jean's characters fall in love with movie stars and millionaires, Jean found her husband in the Canadian far north. And he's not a millionaire. Yet. (There's still time.)

Jean loves to ski (downhill and cross-country), hike, camp, read, write, watch romantic comedies, and say random things like "Buckle your seatbelts, kids, Mama's driving!" in order to make her kids crack up.

She lives in Canada with her husband, two kids, very large dog who sheds like she's trying to clone herself, her cute cat that's been nicknamed Nermil, as well as tons of nature. You can read, dream, laugh, and love along with Jean's characters in her novels at www.jeanoram.com/books. You can also find her not quite over-sharing the crazy life of being an author in her new fan girl group at www.facebook.com/groups/JeanOramFans. Come join the fun and vote for the sexiest heroes in fiction.

You can find out more about Jean at her website: www.jeanoram.com

Hang out and find great romance reads on her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JeanOramAuthor

Tweet to Jean--she replies personally: www.twitter.com/JeanOram


Thanks for reading!

Read the Entire Blueberry Springs Series:
Champagne and Lemon Drops (Book 1)
Whiskey and Gumdrops (Book 2)
Rum and Raindrops (Book 3)
Eggnog and Candy Canes (Book 4)
A Blueberry Springs Valentine's Day Short Story Romance Collection (Book 5: Coming February 2014)
Vodka and Chocolate Drops (Book 6: Coming 2015)

Also by Jean Oram, The Summer Sisters:
Love and Rumors (Book 1)
Love and Dreams (Book 2)
Love and Trust (Book 3: Coming 2015)
Love and Danger (Book 4: Coming 2015)

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