THAT CERTAIN SUMMER
In Hannon’s latest, she delves into the lives and hearts of four individual people, each of whom has undergone deep personal pain and tragedy. Efficient, beautiful storytelling and genuine, vulnerable, faithful characters are the strength of this story. This one simultaneously moves you to tears, makes you laugh and leaves you speechless while warming your heart. A gem of a read.
Drama teacher Val Montgomery returns home for the summer to help her sister, Karen, care for their mother, who has suffered a stroke. She is reluctant to be there because of a past tragic secret. After years of caring for their difficult mother and dealing with a broken marriage, Karen is bitter. When David, a new physical therapist and single father, and Scott, a musician hurting from a recent tragedy, enter the sisters’ lives, all four are given a chance at new life, new love and miraculous healing. (REVELL, Jun., 304 pp., $14.99)