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"The Summer Children" by Dot Hutchison
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Ms. Cannon does a fantastic job revealing the deep and conflicting emotions that Peyton goes through on a daily basis. The way we learn about Peyton’s time in prison, the murder, and her ongoing persecution by her parole officer is done with finesse. She includes Peyton’s family members in establishing her complex situation. I really felt like I got to know Peyton and she was very relatable. Cannon also does a great job in making each of Peyton’s family members stand out as unique characters.
I was somewhat disappointed with Cannon’s treatment of Peyton’s love interest, Leigh. I didn’t feel like I got to know much about her. We know she is an executive at a large corporation and that she is preoccupied with promoting her professional image. That’s about all we learn about Leigh. She has a best friend who she uses as a sounding board, but I didn’t feel like I really got to know her. There is virtually no backstory for her.
Of course, the relationship goes off the rails when Leigh learns about Peyton’s past before Peyton has the chance to tell her. That in itself is very distressful to both characters and where the real emotional work of this book takes place.
Overall, I would give this three and a half stars. It’s a nice romance with some nice dramatic moments.
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The twist in the romance is that Peyton is an ex-con. She was recently released from prison after serving nine years for killing a man. Readers learn of her time spent behind bars and the day-to-day abuse. When she is released, her main objective is to work hard, save money and help her family. Unfortunately, she has a parole officer who is abusive. All Peyton wants to do is move on with her life and keep out of trouble and other people’s problems.
Neither Peyton nor Leigh are looking for a relationship. Leigh feels that she doesn’t have time in her life to get involved with someone. Peyton, on the other hand, fears that it might cause problems with her parole officer and she doubts that anyone would want to get involved with a murderer.
But, of course, the women finally surrender to their feelings and start seeing each other.
The plot really caught my attention. I enjoyed the different slant on romance. I have read all of Ms. Cannon’s books and loved each one. She writes interesting plots that generally flow nicely and have a good pace.
I recommend this book and give it 4 out of 5 stars. This is a good summer romance.
I was given this ARC in return for a fair and honest review.