Monday, August 16, 2010
BEYOND SUMMER by Carie Lawson
Carly Peterson takes her two girls and runs from a bad situation. She contacts her friend Lilly McCord. Lilly suggests Carly work for her brother-in-law, Zane, caring for his son while the rest of the family is in Africa. Zane reluctantly agrees to hire Carly but wants nothing to do with her as a woman. As she cares for the children day by day with great love and care she begins to slowly change Zane's heart. Perhaps she's not just another shallow, pretty face like his ex-wife. But what will happen when secrets are revealed and reality comes to light??
Carie Lawson has done another marvelous job with this edition of the Twisted Roots series. I LOVE the McCords! The family dynamics of teasing, fighting and fierce love for one another just draw you in and make you want to be one of them. I also loved the way this author made you feel the deep emotions of it's main characters (including the children who you totally fall in love with!) The author handles the subjects of being judgmental, not telling the whole truth and forgiveness in an honest way without being preachy. I must say too, that I loved the ending!!!! mmm mmm! Trust me when I say you won't be disappointed with a Carie Lawson book!!! I would highly recommend Beyond Summer. It can be read as a stand alone but for a richer experience I would recommend you read Beyond Africa first. A thank you goes to the author for providing me with this complimentary review copy! Great Job Carie!!! Can't wait for Beyond Ever After!