Summer’s List

June 29th, 2015. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

Summer’s List

By Anita Higman

A dying wish alters the course of a young woman’s life.

Life hadn’t been easy for Summer Snow. In acts of selflessness-caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother’s bookstore-she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love… didn’t turn out. She had the bookstore, she had her beloved granny, but she was missing something-or someone.

Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer’s past. A childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?


Summer has class. Her fiance’ Elliot only thinks he has. He’s a wannabe senator with the beautiful woman on his arm. But she no longer wants to be his adoring, perfect, little wife. Now that Summer walked out of the restaurant and Elliot’s life, where will she go? What will she do? All she’s seeing are dead ends.

Right now it’s off to Granny’s and her unconditional love. Granny has been the one pillar of strength that Summer could always count on. Until now. Granny’s dying. She has one request of Summer. Granny’s made a list of things she wants Summer to do. First on the list is to find her childhood friend, Martin, and persuade him to help her fulfill the list with her.

Summer does find Martin, along with his very interesting family. Martin was always Summer’s best friend. Would this continue as he helps Summer cross everything off her list?

You’d better have that box of tissues handy as you read this book. There are tears near the end – some sad, some happy.

Thank you, Ms Higman, for this touching embrace of life’s realities.

***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***


Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

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