Image of Secrets of the Lost Summer (Swift River Valley)


Image of Secrets of the Lost Summer (Swift River Valley)

Neggers captures readers’ attention with her usual flair and brilliance and gives us a romance, a mystery and a lesson in history. She also presents breathtaking views of a real New England past and present, characters who stay with us long after we close the book and more than the one romance. Her story will engage readers all the way through.

Olivia Frost decides to act on her dream of turning her historic home in Knights Bridge into a destination getaway. With her artistic expertise and hard work she’s hoping to succeed; her demons, however, make her think twice and doubt herself. She also has an absent neighbor and his rundown eyesore of a property to deal with. Dylan McCaffrey finds out that he owns a house he never knew about and upon inspection discovers it falling down around his head. The more he looks into why his father left it to him, the more questions he has. Then there’s his sexy neighbor, Olivia. Olivia and Dylan set off on a treasure hunt that may not end well but they’re determined to go the distance — and that also means figuring out the feelings they have for each other. (MIRA, Feb., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Haupt