In My Mother's Footsteps (Summer Heat), we follow Anela. At 22, she has lost her mother and just about everyone else in her life. In this book written by Forbes Arnone, the story starts after her loss. After their falling out and before her death, her mother had arranged a trip to Hawaii for her. The letter explains that she now has the chance to experience Hawaii, just as her mother did, and also to reconnect with the father she thought was dead. After a month, she takes the trip and follows in her mom's footsteps. In Hawaii, her life takes a different turn, just when she thought she had accepted all her losses.
What's not to love about In My Mother's Footsteps? There are no reasons on my list because I totally love the book. Forbes Arnone was able to capture my attention with this love story which is fresh and honest to the core. The story was also realistic and believable. I had no trouble imagining it happen at present time. There were some emotions at play and they mixed pretty well. I really felt each character's emotion and I sympathized with them or I'd feel just about the opposite. Anela was such a lovely character. I really felt her loss and I was teary-eyed when things took a surprise turn for her. Yet, I look up to her for being independent and strong. Her chemistry with Christian is undeniable and I cannot help but get sucked in, too. However, the very best chemistry came from the unconditional love and new found life demonstrated in this book.
In My Mother's Footsteps has a very good plot and the story was woven quite well. It's such a lovely read. I believe nobody should miss reading this.