Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Summer Longing” by Jamie Brenner, Little, Brown, and Company, May 5, 2020, for Suzy Approved Book Tours.
Wow! I loved everything about “Summer Longing” by Jamie Brenner. The genres for this book are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The story is written in the author’s present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The story takes place in Provincetown. The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex, and complicated. I love the author’s written descriptions of the characters and events in the story. I also appreciate the vivid descriptions of the scenery, homes, beach, and water in this novel.
Ruth Cooperman, recently retired has returned to Provincetown to purchase a home by the water. She is currently renting a beautiful house there and is looking for some peace and quiet. That doesn’t seem to be in the cards. A newborn baby is left at the doorstep and Ruth finds herself turning to the owners of the house to help. The women in the community all are willing to help out. There are suspense and mystery as to whom is the child’s mother.
Feeling emotional, Ruth reaches out to her estranged daughter Olivia . Ruth had a lucrative and productive career, at the expense of missing out on many of her daughter’s activities. Ruth’s ex-husband often has been there for Olivia. I appreciate that the author describes mother-daughter relationships, the importance of community, family, friends, love, and hope.
I would highly recommend this intriguing, captivating, emotional, entertaining, and memorable novel for those readers who enjoy a thought-provoking novel.