Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Summer of Good Intentions by Wendy Francis + Giveaway

Cape Cod summers are supposed to remain reassuringly the same, but everything falls apart when three sisters and their families come together for their annual summer vacation—and they are carrying more secrets than suitcases.

Maggie is the oldest. She feels responsible for managing the summer house and making sure everything is as it always has been. But she’s hurt that her parents’ recent divorce has destroyed the family’s comfortable summer routines, and her own kids seem to be growing up at high speed. Is it too late to have another baby?

Jess is the middle sister. She loves her job but isn’t as passionate about her marriage. She’s not sure she can find the courage to tell Maggie what she’s done—much less talk to her husband about it.

Virgie is the youngest, her dad’s favorite. She’s always been the career girl, but now there’s a man in her life. Her television job on the west coast is beyond stressful, and it’s taking its toll on her—emotionally and physically. She’s counting on this vacation to erase the symptoms she’s not talking about.

The Herington girls are together again, with their husbands and kids, for another summer in the family’s old Cape Cod house. When their mother, Gloria, announces she’s coming for an unscheduled visit—with her new boyfriend—no one is more surprised than their father, Arthur, who has not quite gotten over his divorce. Still, everyone manages to navigate the challenges of living grown-up lives in close quarters, until an accident reveals a new secret that brings everyone together in heartbreak… and then healing.

I love summer beach reads and The Summer of Good Intentions by Wendy Francis sounds like the perfect book! I have one copy of The Summer of Good Intentions by Wendy Francis to giveaway! All you need to do is comment by telling me your favorite summer vacation spot and you need to leave me your email address! This giveaway is for US addresses only and no po boxes :) I will pick a winner Tuesday, July 28 by 8am central. The winner will have 72 hours to email me back with their address. Good luck! Oh and if you tweet about the giveaway you get an extra entry just leave me a second comment and make sure to add @anovelreview1 in the tweet :D

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  1. Cannon Beach OR

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  2. A resort in Las Vegas, NV, that had a lazy river! :)


    will also tweet this! :)

  3. I love Atlantic Beach, NC, or some kind of cruise is always nice! :) My email is attached to this through google. :)

  4. I have two favorites. One is my friend's riverside cabin in the North Georgia Mountains, the second is Dublin, Ireland, where hubby and I recently celebrated our anniversary!

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  5. I absolutely love London and Paris.


  6. Home. I love lounging on my deck with my service dog beside me, a tall glass of lemonade, and a good book. And, if I feel the need to go to a beach, I live about 20 minutes from Lake Michigan where there are several beaches in the area. Ahh, summer!

    1. Oops! Email is: vjvereeke (at) hotmail ( dot ) com

  7. Santa Barbara, CA

  8. I am reading this book now and totally enjoying it.

    Best of luck to everyone.

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  9. Sea Isle City, NJ

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  10. Connecticut shoreline.
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  11. I tweeted https://twitter.com/AtTheMapleTable/status/626098514389417984

  12. So many great destinations! I just need a good beach for vacation! Maybe when my kids are older my husband and I could enjoy more spots where you site see :) Thanks everyone for entering. I went to random.org and put in our entries and the winner is Cheryl! Congratulations! I am going to send you an email and you will have 72 hours to get back to me :) Thanks everyone for following!!

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