The Forever Summer

By Jamie Brenner

The Forever Summer by [Brenner, Jamie]

4 out of 5 stars

Marin Bishop seems to have it all. She has a fiancee, a very successful career as a lawyer, a loving family. But looks can be deceiving. Her parents are splitting up. She breaks off her engagement because she is having a fling with a fellow attorney while working for a company dealing with genetics. Because of that company, she gets a message from Rachel who claims to be her half sister. Rachel says her father was a sperm donor. Did that happen with Marin too and why? When things start to go from bad to worse, Marin decides to take Rachel up on her offer to go and meet their paternal grandmother. Marin’s mother Blythe tags along and the adventure begins! They arrive at the beautiful Beach Rose Inn in Provincetown and get so much more than just a grandmother.  Can these people find what they are looking for? Can they ever really be family?

This is a wonderfully written story about family and all the ins and outs of what makes us who we are. Each chapter blends seamlessly between the different voices and it would be hard not to love each one. I loved how they all were so separate in their thinking in the beginning and yet, found each other in little ways. The relationships were all so well thought out. There were a few twists that I may not have seen coming and my only problem with any of it was the way one of the characters changed very drastically at the end but this is a great read. You will want to head to that inn as soon as you can.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Little, Brown and Company in exchange for an honest review.

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