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"Fans of Sex and the City will enjoy the women's romantic escapades and appreciate the roundtable discussions these gals have about the trials and tribulations singletons face." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Holly Chamberlin was born and raised in New York City. After earning a Masters degree in English Literature from New York University and working as an editor in the publishing industry for ten years, she moved to Boston, married and became a freelance editor and writer. She and her husband now live in downtown Portland, Maine, in a restored mid-nineteenth century brick townhouse with Betty, the most athletic, beautiful and intelligent cat in the world. Readers can visit her website at:  www.hollychamberlin.com.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington; Reprint edition (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758265735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758265739
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I agree with the reader from Syracuse; I was expecting a light, beachy read but this was terrible, even by those standards. At least most books of this kind keep you interested and make you laugh every now and then. All of the characters in this book were embarrassingly one-dimensional. The dialogue was so unrealistic - where did this author come up with this stuff? This is not how people talk to each other! Equally annoying was the way Chamberlin ends nearly all of the short chapters with some attempt at a deep thought or epiphany for one of the three women. It doesn't work. Truly, I'm amazed I got to the end...I think the only reason I finished it was that I was incredulous that a book this awful got published, and I was stuck on a train with nothing else to read. I cannot believe this book was displayed among MUCH better "beach reads" such as Jennifer Weiner's "Good in Bed" and Jane Green's "Jemima J". Please don't waste your money! I wish I hadn't.
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Holly Chamberlaine (author) needs to get another job. She is a very poor author. This book was horrible. Everything about it. The story line, the characters.....especially, Gincy, and the length. It was SO unecesarily long. How many times was she going to try to cash in on the joke about NH. Everytime Gincy referred to her hometown, it was always something like, Armpit, NH. Rodent infested, NH. I mean come on, it was somewhat funny once (NOT) but how many times are you going to try to repeat the same supposed joke? GET A LIFE. Readers, don't waste your precious reading time. I cannot believe this book got published and I wasted $13 on it. Which is the only reason I totured myself to finish it.
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I was very disappointed by this novel. I was looking for a light beach read, but this was way beyond that. The writing was flat and contrived (I can't imagine anyone would ever talk that way in real life!), none of the characters were realistic or even likeable, the book flopped back and forth between different characters and locations without ever following through on anything, and each chapter ended in a silly almost sitcom-like "moral." I was also really put-off by the childish gag about one of the character's hometown (she kept referring to it as things like "barfville" that nobody above the age of 12 would ever use). I felt upset and cheated the entire time I read the book; like someone had stolen my money and time. I actually stopped reading about 50 or so pages in because it was just too bad to continue. I leafed through the rest of the book to find out what happened and see if anything improved, but it didn't.
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Light, easy reading- sort of a typical summer women's book- friendship, family, romance. The three main characters were well developed and likable. The resolutions to their conflicts were fitting and realistic. Would make an enjoyable TV movie!
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By A Customer on July 4, 2004
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Gincy Gannon, Danielle Leers and Clare Wellman share little in common except knowing that their next birthdays mean they turn into thirty year old geezers. Each decides to spend their last youthful summer in the Cape rather than become ancient spinsters in overheated Boston. They turn up late at a room matching session at Oak Bluffs so the threesome by default become summer roommates though they never met before.
Gincy comes from a small New Hampshire town that she left without a look back. Currently she works as a senior editor with Boston PBS. A loner, she has doubts about roommates.
Danielle comes from a wealthy Manhattan family. She knows she is pretty, intelligent and deserves the happiness and love of an upper crust husband that she plans to catch this summer.
Clare is engaged to attorney Winchester Carrington III after a decade together. She has major doubts about becoming Mrs. the third. This summer solace she seeks to find the "vanished" Clare.
Roommates do not necessarily mean friendship. However, a support group bond forms as each of these turning geriatric women search for their inner essence while hoping to find love in the dunes.
Chick lit fans will take pleasure in THE SUMMER OF US due to the strong characterizations. The three lead protagonists, who rotate first person narration, learn over the most wonderful summer of their lives that they have much in common. Each of these slightly flawed but feisty protagonists seeks fulfillment, love and happiness, which leads to a camaraderie. Holly Chamberlin's delightful buddy tale contains depth much deeper than the surface sunburn that the sub-genre often furbishes to readers.
Harriet Klausner
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Format: Kindle Edition
This is one of the worst books I have ever read. I wish I'd checked out the reviews on Amazon prior to purchasing it, but I bought it in a bookstore when I was in a hurry and the cover looked good.

The characters are one dimensional and extremely unlikeable. For example, what would Rick see in a woman like Gincy? The author never tells us, yet portrays Gincy as a very unpleasant, loud, and hygenically challenged woman.

Danielle, the lone Jewish character, is portrayed in an unflattering, stereotypical manner. The JAP? Yeah, right. Perhaps the author can enlighten us as to why shrimp and bacon would be served at a Jewish wedding when both foods are not kosher.

And then there is Clare, who is supposed to be a teacher yet we read nothing about her as such. Does she love children? What attracted her to Win in the first place? Why did she feel attracted to others while in her relationship?

Very disappointing book. I won't be reading anything else by this author in future.
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