28 September 2020

One Perfect Summer - Book Review

One Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak
Publication date: April 7, 2020
Pages: 464 pages
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Rating: 4/5 stars☆☆☆☆
Strengths: Characters, interesting plot
Weaknesses: Some characters were pointless

In the interest of research for the true crime books she writes, Serenity takes a DNA test. Imagine her surprise when she's then put in contact with TWO women who have also taken the test and find they're all half sisters of each other! 

After chatting online for a bit, the sisters decide to meet, and hopefully figure out the details of how they're related. Serenity was raised in a happy family with three other siblings, and her parents are still together, so who isn't telling the truth about her parentage? Lorelei was found wandering the streets of Orlando and grew up in foster homes - is her birth mother the one who abandoned her and never returned to claim her, or is there more to her story? Reagan was raised by a single mother and told her father died when she was two-years-old. Where's the link that will connect the sisters biologically?

The sisters each arrive at Serenity's family cabin in Lake Tahoe with their own troubles. Their parentage may be the least of their concerns this summer, but they are committed to the idea of being sisters, and being there for each other. 

Each of the sisters was so unique and still likable. This book was so engaging and had the reader pulling for a happy ending for all of the sisters. They each made progress toward a happy ending, and they all even seem to be getting a bit of romance - yay! I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It's a perfect summer read, although their problems could be less than pleasant for some to read about. It's fiction, and they're characters ;) Enjoy!

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for my electronic copy of this book. Receiving it for free did not influence my review.

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

This book looks so good. I've always enjoyed the author in the past. I will have to add this to my list.