Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!
We are in the middle of a heat wave here in Southern California so it is the perfect day for me to bring you my review for this wonderful beach read🏖
4.5 Summertime Stars☀️ 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship… this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens… when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan…. now I am longing for the good good good old days! And yes I was a super deep teenager obviously, LOL 😂
This book is about best friends Laura and Casey… Loved both of these girls and how strong the bond between them was… i’d love to spend a few days of summer with them swimming in the lake… rollerskating at the roller rink… and participating in their crazy scavenger hunts…. Casey’s mom Alex was a bit eccentric, but Laura who had a complicated relationship with her own mother really admired Alex… Alex really was a teenager trapped in a thirtysomething body…. her relationship with both girls was wonderful but complex….
Casey and Laura had big plans to head off to LA for college together… but then one dreadful summer night something happened that teared them apart… this book gives you the story of the girls summer days of their youth as well as 15 years later when they reunite…. this book really had a dose of everything fabulous characters with wonderful complicated relationships, a fair dose of mystery, and a romance…. The romance was sweet and subtle and made me smile…
what happened to tear these two best friends apart? And will the reunion be a good one? This book is all about friendship, forgiveness, Family, first love, second chances, secrets, and love….
Absolutely recommend as the perfect beach read! When you’re in the mood for a beautiful story that will captivate you from start to finish…
*** many thanks to Harlequin for my copy of this enchanting book ***
About the Book
A tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reunites them decades later—until the clues expose a breathtaking secret that just might shatter them once and for all.
Laura and Casey were once inseparable: as they floated on their backs in the sunlit lake, as they dreamed about the future under starry skies, and as they teamed up for the wild scavenger hunts in their small California lakeside town. Until one summer night, when a shocking betrayal sent Laura running through the pines, down the dock, and into a new life, leaving Casey and a first love in her wake.
But the past is impossible to escape, and now, after seventeen years away, Laura is pulled home and into a reunion with Casey she can’t resist—one last scavenger hunt. With a twist: this time, the list of clues leads to the settings of their most cherished summer memories. From glistening Jade Cove to the vintage skating rink, each step they take becomes a bittersweet reminder of the friendship they once shared. But just as the game brings Laura and Casey back together, the clues unravel a stunning secret that threatens to tear them apart…
Mesmerizing and unforgettable, Amy Mason Doan’s The Summer List is about losing and recapturing the person who understands you best—and the unbreakable bonds of girlhood.