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A Month of Summer

by Lisa Wingate

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Series: Blue sky hills (1)

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Fiction. Literature. HTML:An ordinary summer brings about an extraordinary change of heart in the first novel in the Blue Sky Hill series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours.  
Changes aren‚??t in Rebecca Macklin‚??s plans when she receives a long-distance call from the Dallas police. Her aging father has been found repeatedly wandering the city streets alone, and his wife has suffered a serious illness and landed in a nursing home. Despite the demands of the busy LA legal practice Rebecca shares with her husband, she must put aside old resentments and return to her childhood home.
 
When Hanna Beth Parker hears about the arrival of her stepdaughter, Rebecca, who has stayed away for decades, she knows something is terribly wrong. Suddenly, the last person she‚??d ever turn to for help is the only one she can count on. But forging a relationship with Rebecca will require awakening old ghosts. In this moving story of separation and forgiveness, two women will unravel the betrayals of the past, examine the yearnings of the heart, and discover the truest meaning of family.… (more)
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I thought this is a real "feel-good" story. Nothing earth shattering here. I enjoyed it, but for me it was fluff. ( )
  dmurfgal | Dec 9, 2022 |
I enjoyed this book. It made you realize how fragile life can be, how people are taken advantage of every day and how you just need to love life and not take it so seriously. I love the childlike wonder of Teddy who just loves life and flowers. The struggles Hannah Beth has with her recovery and the struggles Rebecca experiences pulls at the heart. An enjoyable book. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 10, 2016 |
I read this book because I was attratcted to the cover of the sequel, Beyond Summer. This was a very good book, told from alternating points of view of several of the characters. The story is about Rececca, a woman who, along with her mother, was 'abandonded' by her father when she was a young girl. He left he family for 'another woman' who had a young son. Though the son considered Rebecca his 'sister' she never returned the feelings and would have nothing to do with her father. Her mother encouraged this attitude. Fast forward many years....Rebecca is contacted by the police in the city where her father now lives. He has been found wandering the streets, diagnosed with Alzheimers. Her wife, Hanna Beth, is hospitalized, recovering from a stroke. Her grown son, Teddy, is no help, as he is mentally a child. It is left to Rebecca to come in and pick up the pieces. When she arrives, she learns there had been a housekeeper to care for her father, who has now disappeared. The story continues as Rebecca learns in order to settle things and escape back to her life she must stay and develop a relationship with her estranged family. As the relationship develops, she learns some things about herself, her father, her mother, and her stepfamily. Very interesting ( )
  Time2Read2 | Feb 19, 2014 |
Not my favorite by this author.

Usually she has wonderful characters, but I just couldn't connect with anyone in the story. It seemed contrived and predictable to me. ( )
  busyreadin | Jul 8, 2009 |
first rate writing. Rebecca a-becca must go to her dad and his new wife after 30 yrs. of avoiding them. She finds out they are nice as is Teddy, the mind handicapped but loving son. Strokes, dementia, caregiver stealing, its' all here. ( )
  hammockqueen | Jan 9, 2009 |
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Fiction. Literature. HTML:An ordinary summer brings about an extraordinary change of heart in the first novel in the Blue Sky Hill series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours.  
Changes aren‚??t in Rebecca Macklin‚??s plans when she receives a long-distance call from the Dallas police. Her aging father has been found repeatedly wandering the city streets alone, and his wife has suffered a serious illness and landed in a nursing home. Despite the demands of the busy LA legal practice Rebecca shares with her husband, she must put aside old resentments and return to her childhood home.
 
When Hanna Beth Parker hears about the arrival of her stepdaughter, Rebecca, who has stayed away for decades, she knows something is terribly wrong. Suddenly, the last person she‚??d ever turn to for help is the only one she can count on. But forging a relationship with Rebecca will require awakening old ghosts. In this moving story of separation and forgiveness, two women will unravel the betrayals of the past, examine the yearnings of the heart, and discover the truest meaning of family.

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Lisa Wingate werd in Amerika bekend door de vele inspirerende lezingen die ze geeft, als columnist van een tijdschrift en als bestsellerauteur van meerdere boeken. Onlangs verscheen haar eerste roman in het Nederlands. Bloeimaand is een diep ontroerend verhaal over scheiding en vergeving, waarin twee vrouwen de geheimen uit het verleden ontrafelen en de ware betekenis ontdekken van het woord familie.
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