Aug 21, 2009

Review of Driftwood Summer- Patti Callahan Henry

Driftwood Summer- Patti Callahan Henry

From Goodreads- Three sisters— responsible Riley, vivacious Maisy, and fun-loving Adalee—reunite to save the family’s beach-community bookstore. But summer also marks the return of Mack Logan, whose choice of Maisy over Riley years ago destroyed the special closeness between the sisters…

Now Riley, a single mom, is hiding a shattering secret about their mother. Maisy, a California designer, still blames Riley for ruining her one true love. And Adalee resents the family’s intrusion into her summer plans. All three will be forced to confront the conflicts that tore them apart and the bounds of love and loyalty that still draw them together…

Driftwood Summer was a great summer read! At about 20 pages into the book, I knew I was going to love it. The book is about the relationships between 3 sisters. All three sister harbor some resentment, and jealousy toward each other, and when their mother suffers a fall they all have to come together to help with the bookstore.
The descriptions of the bookstore, and small coastal town are wonderful. I could picture the town, the locals, the bookstore, it made for a better story. The characters were well defined, and played off of each other great. There were little side stories going on around the bookstore, and town, with the locals that were equally entertaining.
Final thoughts, I'm so glad I picked this book up, and it's definitely one of my favorites this month.

Rating: 5/5

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