Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway: Summer Longing

Today we're celebrating the publication of Jamie Brenner's latest novel, Summer Longing. The cover looks so inviting and we're excited to see what's inside. Thanks to Little, Brown, we have one copy to give away!

It’s the start of the summer season in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and boisterous vacationers descend on the idyllic Cape Cod community known for its bustling shops, vibrant nightlife, and breathtaking beauty. Fresh off the ferry is Ruth Cooperman, who has just left her Philadelphia life and beloved business behind in hopes of relocating permanently. Having sold the business, navigated a difficult divorce years earlier, and managed a strained relationship with her adult daughter, Ruth is ready for a carefree summer of solitude.

It seems Provincetown has other plans. Ruth discovers a newborn on the porch of her summer rental home, with no note or information about where she came from. The tight-knit community quickly comes to her aid, accepting both the baby and Ruth as their own. The presence of a new life has a profound emotional impact on a particular group of women: local tea-shop owners who gave up their dreams of having children of their own; the matriarchal owner of an inn who lost her own child years earlier; a local teen who yearns to break free from her small-town life; and Ruth’s own daughter, who has spent years struggling with feelings of abandonment. As the summer unfolds, it seems that the unexpected arrival of the baby might have been exactly what this community needed in order to heal wounds of its own.

“Jamie Brenner’s latest glittering read is her best summer book yet, a combination of page-turning plot and heartfelt human connection that will stay with readers long after the last sunset of the season. With Summer Longing, Jamie Brenner draws a world of hope and second chances that will leave readers wondering, with newfound optimism, what the next chapter might hold for their own lives.” 
—Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of Feels Like Falling


Photo by Kathleen O'Donnell
Jamie Brenner is the author of the USA Today bestseller The Forever Summer, Drawing Home, and The Wedding Sisters. She lives in New York City and spends her summers visiting the beach towns that inspire her books.

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30 comments:

Padmini Rao said...

I live in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. People are friendly and love to read books.

Linda May said...

I live in Chicago and I love the big city kind of life. Love the cover of this book and it sounds like a good beach read. Thanks for your great generosity.

Michelle Cruz said...

Looks like a fun summer read! I live on Long Island and this would be perfect to take to the beach!

traveler said...

My neighborhood is mature, charming, unique and peaceful. Educated and well read.

Amy Vox Libris said...

I live in a small rural town in central(ish) Minnesota. Lots of parks, some lakes, a Target, and two movie theatres. I'd love more restaurants (when we can go back into those ... sigh), but other than that, it's a great place to live.

JeanneK said...

I live in a charming little town in Ohio. My neighborhood is special because everyone looks out for everyone and jumps up to help when someone is sick or needs help, The way it used to be in life and hopefully will be again.

Michelle L said...

I live in a college town in Colorado. My Old Town neighborhood is charming, full of big trees and diverse.

Kristy F said...

I live in Maryland, just outside DC. It gets hot and humid in the summer

penney said...

I live in Riverside California, it's great out here we love it
Penney

Donamae Kutska said...

I live in a small city in northeastern Wisconsin. Thank you for the chance. The book looks so interesting and fun to read

rhonda said...

I live in Southern California perfect book for me.

Rita Wray said...

I live in a small town in California.

diannekc said...

I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Nice neighbors and a great community.

Melissa Seng said...

I’m in Pennsylvania and just caught Jamie’s instagram live and in just a few more minutes I’ll be watching her and several other authors on Zoom. Link is on her website. I love her books. They’re perfect to sit and read in the warmer weather.

Bernice Kennedy said...

I live in Edmond, Oklahoma and our neighborhood has changed over the years. Years ago we knew everyone in the neoghborhood. Now we only know the neighbors that are closest to us.

Nina said...

I live in the suburbs of Virginia where I was born and raised. I also happen to live right by my parents.

Mary Preston said...

I live in a large country town.

Jeanne said...

I live in South Bend, IN. Notre Dame territory. Go Irish!

Linda Kish said...

I like in a small community in Southern California about an hour north of San Diego.

Elizabeth Glenn said...

I live in a small town in SC. We’re right across the river from Augusta, GA.

dstoutholcomb said...

suburb of Baltimore, small town, Main St., nice place to live.

denise

bn100 said...

friendly area

Susan Roberts said...

I live in a small town in NC where everyone is very friendly

Grandma Cootie said...

Small city in N CA

Nancy Payette said...

Smaller town on the outskirts of busier cities near the beach.

Cherisse said...

We moved into a new subdivision on Wednesday!

rubynreba said...

I live in a small town in Iowa with a population of 500. Everyone knows everyone and helps whenever they can. Can't be beat!

Melissa said...

My community is located within the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. It is a decent location in that it is easy to access major cities, but also smaller, rural towns. Here, there is a little bit of everything - a fast-paced life, but also a slower one when one chooses. We have a plethora of local farms that when in season, grow some of the freshest, beautiful produce and it is a joy to browse and purchase!

Hailey Fish said...

I live in Pawcatuck, CT and my community is nice enough.

A. B. said...

I live on the NE side of a medium-sized city, and I hesitate to call my neighborhood a “community.” The neighborhood itself is even nebulous, at least to me. The few blocks around my house are just... more houses, with more people living in them. While I’m very disconnected from this area, I still get the sense that it’s not just me.
—Ann