Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner

Blurb from Goodreads:
The discovery of long-buried secrets brings three generations of women together to Cape Cod for the summer homecoming of a lifetime. 

Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: on the cusp of thirty she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and her father's hard-won admiration. But with one careless mistake at work, Marin suddenly finds herself unemployed and alone. Before she can summon the courage to tell her parents, a young woman appears, claiming to be Marin's half-sister. Seeking answers, Marin agrees to join her on a soul-searching journey to Cape Cod, to meet the family she didn't even know she had.

As the summer unfolds at her grandmother's beachside B&B, it becomes clear that her half-sister's existence is just the first in a series of truths that will shake Marin's beliefs--in love, and in her own identity--to the core. Filled with shocking revelations, heartfelt romance, and resilient women banding together against the most unexpected twists of fate, THE FOREVER SUMMER is an emotionally resonant page-turner, and a delicious escape for any season. 
My Review:
I really liked this one - I read it in one sitting because it was immediately engaging.  You don't quite understand how all of these families are going to come together but then secrets are revealed and it just makes sense.  The setting was awesome, of course, but it also felt unique in that it was not just a typical beach town. I loved that the Portuguese culture was a big part of the book.  In the book, there's also a focus on mosaics and I loved the descriptions of these being created with found objects on the beach. I felt like I was right there.  I honestly loved all of the characters in this book, too - I was pulling for them and I related to each and every one of the, which is rare to read.

The Forever Summer comes out next week on April 25, 2017 and you can purchase HERE.  I definitely recommend adding this one to your beach bag this summer, especially if you love Elin Hilderbrand or Emily Giffin!
Marin wanted him--instantly. She'd never felt such pure physical attraction in her life. She walked around the office charged up, adrenalized, all of her senses heightened. She felt like one big raw nerve. When we spoke to her, it took all of her effort to absorb what he said and not just stare at his lips. Over the conference table, she found herself leaning too close. She could barely sleep at night, she was so eager to get back into the office. 


  1. Families, secrets, beach town - yeah I am sold :) Great review!!

  2. I love that you liked all the characters. That almost never happens to me. I love books with secrets and heavy focus on families, so will add this to the library request pile. :)

  3. This sounds like something I'd enjoy! Nice to hear you enjoyed it so, Eva. Wonderful review! :)

  4. This sounds like such a perfect beach read. And I often enjoy a good family drama. Nice review, Eva!

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

  5. It's always a bonue when a book is so engaging you have to read it in one sitting.


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