- File Size: 1337 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Publisher: HQ Digital (August 2, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 2, 2017
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0719L2JYL
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #594,930 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Bookshop of New Beginnings: Heart-warming, uplifting – a perfect feel good read! Kindle Edition
"The Summer Children" by Dot Hutchison
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From detailed and well-developed characters that could be your neighbor, sister, friend or even nemesis, Mouat fills the story with ambience and life, bringing unexpected twists, situations and choices that draw the reader in, struggling and empathizing right along with the characters. Kate and Emily epitomize a friendship that is closer than sisters, where you not only gain strength from one another, but neither is afraid to speak out before (or after) a bad choice.
A summer is never long enough to solve every issue, but Mouat uses key moments, daring choices and several unexpected twists to push, pull and prod the characters in new directions, stretching their own expectations and challenging their comfort in doing things as they always have been done because it is comfortable and known. Sweetly affirming, the ease with which the story unfolds draws readers in, and following Kate as she quietly (or not so) moves to recapture the sense of family she felt in Emily’s home during that one summer will leave you believing that with enough desire, determination and love – you can go home again and make things much better than you ever imagined.
A wonderful debut offering that is full of emotion, engaging and redolent of the seaside, a quiet bookshop and family: family is forever and this book shows just how wonderful forever can be.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Kate and Emily are our heroines. I can relate to both of them in different ways which I liked. Life for these women has changed but neither realises how much and what each other can do for each other. Its a typically example of out of site out of mind and thinking it will all be the same when they return.
The characters are really strong in this book and real. The story is full of family struggles as well as good times, romance and hope.
The cover of this book is bright and colourful and has summer written all over it. Also the fact that it is set in a bookshop enticed me as well.
Having never read a book by Jen before I didn't no what to expect but I was not disappointed.
This is one to read.