It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.
Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy.
Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.
With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.
★★★★ 4 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
Harvey's writing just gets better and better. I have read each one of her books, and this one is most certainly my favorite so far. I didn't want to put it down.
This book is full of great, well-developed, fun characters. The connection and friendships that develop in this book made this book everything that it is. Family isn't just blood. This book is a strong testament to that.
This book had me smiling, frowning, and almost in tears. I was so back and forth with my emotions. The story is told with so much poignancy, I couldn't help but to fall in love with everyone in this book.
I'm trying to figure out which aspect of this book I loved the most. I think it would have to be the coming together of so many different worlds to create one great group of friends and family. Each character not only learns a lot about themselves, but they learn what they are truly made of and what's really important in life.... Love. Love for themselves and love for others, however it may look.
This book is the perfect beach read. Or late night read. Or early morning read... I can't recommend this one enough, no matter what kind of reader. This book will warm your heart from start to finish.