Monday, June 29, 2020

The Summer House By Lauren K.Denton

About The Summer House

Hardcover: 352 Pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 2, 2020)
Sometimes it takes losing everything to find yourself again.
Lily Bishop wakes up one morning to find a good-bye note and divorce papers from her husband on the kitchen counter. Having moved to Alabama for his job only weeks before, Lily is devastated, but a flyer at the grocery store for a hair stylist position in a local retirement community provides a refuge while she contemplates her next steps.
Rose Carrigan built the small retirement village of Safe Harbor years ago—just before her husband ran off with his assistant. Now she runs a tight ship, making sure the residents follow her strict rules. Rose keeps everyone at arm’s length, including her own family. But when Lily shows up asking for a job and a place to live, Rose’s cold exterior begins to thaw.
Lily and Rose form an unlikely friendship, and Lily’s salon soon becomes the place where residents share town gossip, as well as a few secrets. Lily soon finds herself drawn to Rose’s nephew, Rawlins—a single dad and shrimper who’s had some practice at starting over—and one of the residents may be carrying a torch for Rose as well.
Neither Lily nor Rose is where she expected to be, but the summer makes them both wonder if there’s more to life and love than what they’ve experienced so far. The Summer House weaves Lauren K. Denton’s inviting Southern charm around a woman’s journey to find herself.

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My Thoughts:
The Summer House by Lauren K. Denton is the perfect summer beach read.  Lily Bishop is left in home at Safe Harbor, where she has less than a week to stay and must figure out a new life as she is left unexpectedly with divorce papers. Devastated, Lily cannot believe what is happening in her life, but recognizes that she needs to make a new life for herself. Lily finds a job, begins to engage with the community and starts a new life for herself. In Safe Harbor she finds friends, forgiveness, love and community. No matter the age, Lily learns she can start over again and build a life that she loves.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a light read and I loved the friendship between Lily and Rose. I read this book in two days and was cheerleading for Lily the entire time. Pick up your copy today, you will enjoy the power of healing and new beginnings in this book! 

About Lauren K. Denton
Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Lauren now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. In addition to her fiction, she writes a monthly newspaper column about life, faith, and how funny (and hard) it is to be a parent. On any given day, she’d rather be at the beach with her family and a stack of books. Her debut novel, THE HIDEAWAY, was a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Charts bestseller. Her second novel, HURRICANE SEASON, released in spring of 2018, is a USA Today bestseller. GLORY ROAD will release in March, 2019.
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1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

This sounds like the PERFECT summer read! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours