The Summer Everything Changed
By Holly Chamberlin
(Kensington Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780758275349, 388pp.)
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
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When Louise Bessire was living in Boston, she dreamed of another way of life, far from the phony smiles and small-talk of corporate dinners. Now she's got what she wanted--though not exactly in the way she hoped. Blindsided by her husband's affair, Louise has used her divorce settlement to buy Blueberry Bay, a picturesque bed and breakfast in Ogunquit. And with a celebrity wedding taking place on the premises this summer, business is looking up.
While Louise deals with paparazzi and wedding planners, her sixteen-year-old daughter, Isobel, is falling hard for local boy Jeff Otten. Being singled out by Jeff--nineteen, handsome, and from a wealthy family--almost makes up for her father's increasing neglect. Yet even in the glow of golden beach days there are sudden, heart-wrenching revelations for both Louise and Isobel. It will be a summer that tests their strength and courage and proves that through every changing season, nothing is as steadfast as a mother's love. . .
Praise for the novels of Holly Chamberlin
"A thoughtful social commentary and tender narration of friendship and loyalty." --"Publishers Weekly "on "Last Summer"
"Nostalgia over real-life friendships lost and regained pulls readers into the story." -"USA Today" on "Summer Friends.