Tuesday, June 4, 2013

That Certain Summer

That Certain Summer
Irene Hannon
ISBN: 978-0800722494
June 2013/304 pages/$14,99

Two very different sisters . . . an unexpected homecoming . . . one unforgettable summer

Karen and Val are family-yet they're anything but close. Karen has carried the burden of responsibility for her aging mother ever since her sister left town years ago to pursue a career in theater. But Val had other reasons for moving away-as well as a secret to keep-and coming home has never been an option . . . until their mother suffers a stroke.

Reunited in their hometown, Karen and Val must grapple with past mistakes as they care for their ailing mother. When two handsome men enter the picture, the summer takes on a surprising new dimension. As their lives intersect, can each of them learn how to forgive, let go, and move on? And strengthened by the healing power of faith, might they also find the courage to love?

With her trademark compelling characters and heartwarming hope, award-winning author Irene Hannon pens an inspiring true-to-life tale of complex relationships, the search for forgiveness, and the life-changing process of finding love.

Read an excerpt here.


Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of over forty books, including more than two dozen contemporary romance novels and the Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have garnered many honors, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. In addition, Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.

For more information, please visit www.irenehannon.com.


I am a fan of Irene Hannon's suspense books but I had somehow missed that she writes contemporary romance novels as well until I had the opportunity to review That Certain Summer. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more of her books in this genre! Hannon expertly portrays the tension and drama between two sisters and their aging, impossible-to-please mother and demonstrates how unresolved issues in each of their pasts contribute to the dysfunction. This is a tender story of letting go, forgiveness, and hope that will resonate with those who long for new beginnings. Just in time for your summer reading list, make room in 2013 for That Certain Summer!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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