Summer's List by Anita Higman, a review

About the Book:

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?

About the Author:
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.

My Review:
The story of Summer and Martin is such a sweet story with some really horrible (sad/upsetting) parts intertwined!  Summer is a sweet loving young woman who has sacrificed for both her parents and her grandmother and finds herself sacrificing for a relationship, when she realizes it's not what she wants.  But what does she want?  Her parents have passed away, her grandmother is ill and she is at a place in life that she has to make some decisions.  When her grandmother sends her on an unexpected adventure, Summer is able to come to terms with her past... make amends for some wrongs done and find the friend of her childhood. 
During the adventure, and boy what an adventure it is, there are many twists and turns and unexpecteds throughout the story.  This is definitely a read I would recommend! I have enjoyed reading Anita Higman's books and this one did not disappoint.  Whether your headed to camp or the beach, take this one along.