Sunday, May 24, 2015

That Summer Place - Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs and Jill Barnett

That Summer Place
Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs and Jill Barnett
Mira, May 26 2015, $7.99
ISBN: 9780778318217

“Old Things” by Jill Barnett.  In 1997 workaholic San Francisco businesswoman Catherine is burned out and desperately needs a vacation. She decides to return to the place where she spent many happy moments as a child, Washington State’s Spruce Island. When she arrives with her two children (Aly and Dana), the single mother meets Michael the local handyman and her first love. 

“Private Paradise” by Debbie Macomber.   In 1998 Beth and her teenage son Paul travel to the San Juan Islands to meet her friend Mary Jane and her family on her first vacation since her spouse passed away. Mary Jane’s husband breaks his leg; so to her chagrin Beth is forced to share her lodging with uptight Dr. John and his angry tweener daughter Nikki.

“Island Time” by Susan Wiggs.   Mitch the workaholic disses people wasting their mellow life.  However, he has a lobotomy of the soul when he meets Rosie, a laid- back scientific consultant. They teach each other about what they professionally do best, but can each learn how to love in spite of all that Spruce Island Time they share?

These fine family drama romances reprints leave readers wanting to spend more time at mystical old Victorian Rainshadow Lodge on Spruce Island.

Harriet Klausner

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