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Summer of Firefly Memories (Loon Lake Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Joan Gable
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (558 customer reviews)

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Book Description

SUMMER OF FIREFLY MEMORIES - Book One in the Loon Lake Series

SUMMER OF DRAGONFLY CHANGES - Book Two in the Loon Lake Series


One summer. One cabin on a lake. Four thirtysomething sisters. Anything can and does happen.



One Amazon Reviewer Praises...



"It brought back memories of summers past as well as memories of relationships. It was delightful. I recommend this book to others who enjoy contemporary fiction and enjoy the nostalgic feeling you get when the author is writing about 'your' life."



Overview:



Imagine spending an entire summer in a cabin on a lake - simply because you can.



That's exactly what Samantha McGreggor, a thirtysomething eco-journalist, does in SUMMER OF FIREFLY MEMORIES. She trades Arizona's summer heat for Minnesota's cool lake breezes by spending her summer at the same resort her family used to go to when she was young.



Her summer agenda - relaxation, beach reads, soul-searching, bonding with her three grown sisters.



Her concerns - she and her sisters haven't been back to the resort since their parents' death twenty years ago when they were all practically teenagers, and, well, they tend to act like emotional teenagers when they're all together.



Her summer reality - fun in the sun, secrets, sibling rivalries, lost memories, new love, hope.



What readers are saying about SUMMER OF FIREFLY MEMORIES...



"These sisters' Firefly Memories brought back some of my own."



"Brought back so many memories of when I was a child and vacations with all the family."



"It brought back wonderful childhood memories."



If you enjoy feeling nostalgic any time of the year, then you'll enjoy SUMMER OF FIREFLY MEMORIES!

Come dive in!


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Joan Gable is the author of the Loon Lake Series (SUMMER OF FIREFLY MEMORIES and SUMMER OF DRAGONFLY CHANGES) and MY CHRISTMAS CURSE. She and her husband live in Arizona with their two young daughters.

Product Details

  • File Size: 813 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YCPJJI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,781 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching, Heartwarming and Beautiful February 20, 2009
Format:Paperback
Once I started reading I did not want to stop, but I forced myself not to devour it in one huge gulp and make it last longer. This is a beautiful story of the deep and sometimes very complex relationships among family members and really women in general. The characters are rich and well defined and propel the story forward of their own inertia. I kind of wished it was from first person perspective, alternating among the characters because I really wanted to know more about them! The author is reminiscent of Kris Radish, but without the emotionally manipulative drivel. You will laugh out loud and cry throughout this book, but it will be purely from how much you can relate to the characters and their journey.

Joan Gable has a fresh voice that grabs your heart and mind and doesn't let go. I will be buying a copy of this book for each of the important women in my life!
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131 of 145 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars grammar is important June 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found it difficult to continue reading after the first few pages. I don't expect a "writer "to make grammatical errors. People "shudder " - only cameras "shutter ". This is also the second time I've seen a writer use "peaked " instead of the correct word "piqued ". Please people - go back to English 101.
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94 of 103 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing summer fluff :( June 23, 2012
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This book had the potential to be a very good story. It was a disappointment - the characters were one dimensional and the dialogue was boring and predictable. The book was poorly edited. The use of shuttered for shuddered, stocks for stalks, although with several other glaring errors, made me cringe!
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80 of 87 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Memories August 6, 2009
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
It was good to a point. The author had many good story lines, but didn't choose one and stick with it. No character development. Was very stilted and needed to finish this one before the new one. Too many loose ends. When the next book was introduced in the pages of this book; I felt I was being marketed to as opposed to reading and enjoying this one. Many typos. Needed better editing. Too bad. Ideas were there but too many for one story.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for the next book! February 12, 2012
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I enjoyed reading this lovely story. It brought back memories of summers past as well as memories of relationships. It was delightful. I recommend this book to others who enjoy contemporary fiction and enjoy that nostalgic feeling you get when the author is writing about "your" life.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Basically Boring July 25, 2013
By Karensk
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Based on the reviews, I thought this would be an enjoyable beach read. I was mistaken. The book is not well written, the characters are not engaging, the plot lines are thin, there is little action, dramatic tension, or romance. I made myself finish it thinking that it would get better, or at least come to some sort of satisfying conclusion but once again, I was mistaken. I recommend you pass on this one. Unfortunately, I bought the sequel "Summer of Dragonfly Changes" at the same time. Since it was already in my Kindle app on my iPad I thought I'd start it. I found more of the same. I'll be deleting both of them.
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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Summer of Firefly Memories Rating July 15, 2013
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I couldn't get past the first few pages. The language was atrocious and the author, furthermore, ridiculed people who don't like her foul mouth.
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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful
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I wanted to select a breezy summer read, but did not expect to get such a predictable plot line, dialogue that was stilted (to the point of strangulated -- some said absurd), and banal single dimension characters. My book group did not just pan it, they were offended by its pat resolution to non-engaging "dilemmas". All of us have a perspective on sister relationships: some good, some iffy -- NONE of us found any of these sister relations authentic. The most interesting "character" was the setting, a loving look at a lake area in Minnesota...not surprising, since the author is a specialist in environmental writing...more of that would have improved the experience. I applaud her efforts to break into a more traditional form of fiction writing, but she needs to spend more time developing her ear for dialogue, resist the breathy impulse to idealize (romance novel) her characters, and for gawds sake -- GET A NEW EDITOR! The typos were appalling! (Those of us who took a look at the "tease" on her next book about a women who "talks" to her dead mother THREW the book across the room at that point. MS. GABLE: Before you type another word, STOP, please, and re-read "Little Women" immediately. Those characters, their relationships, their strengths and flaws and the plot constructs still ring true 150 years later. You can do better than this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
I was moved emotionally by all the characters loved reading it and it was a feel good book loved the journey it took me on!
Published 11 hours ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Summer of Firefly Memories
It was an easy read, and the characters were believable. A good book for a rainy day.
Published 1 day ago by Dr. Jim Brewer
4.0 out of 5 stars A nostalgic journey through old memories
Reading this delightful book brought memories of my life with my two sisters and five daughters and tears and laughter.
Published 7 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Can't wait to continue with these characters in the next book.
Published 7 days ago by Melody
5.0 out of 5 stars great read!
Anyone with a large family with normal disagreements and sadness will enjoy this book.
This book helps you remember good times together with family.
Published 11 days ago by John E. Perryman
5.0 out of 5 stars SISTERS
I loved this book. Having four sisters of my own this book touched me in a special way. I want to plan a special getaway with my sisters soon. It's been too long.
Published 11 days ago by KLH456
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!
Just finished reading this book today and loved it so much, I bought the next one in the series.
Published 12 days ago by ladizel
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!
I loved this book. The reader never knew where the story was going. It dealt with many every day issues with families, siblings, love, and sorrow. Wonderful way to spend my time.
Published 13 days ago by Lori Darrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The book was beautifully written it made me laugh and it made me cry. Loved loved reading this book.
Published 16 days ago by Esther McArdle
5.0 out of 5 stars Another series that I loved!!!
This is a delightful exploration of the lives of 4 sisters, from the point of view of one of the sisters, as they reconnect as adults following the deaths of parents. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Susan L. Carrier
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More About the Author

Joan Gable writes contemporary women's fiction that is nostalgic yet rings true to life--believable characters with relatable problems. She'll have you wondering if her stories are really fiction. Through her writing, she evokes memories, ignites changes, and inspires dreams.

She lives in Arizona with her husband, two young daughters, and an attention-starved cat.

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