It’s January, the height of a New Zealand summer and the Gilbert family have gathered at the campground they’ve been coming to since the seventies to scatter the ashes of youngest son Jeffrey into the sea.
For Jess, the campground holds bittersweet memories. It’s where she passed a childhood of carefree summers, but it’s also the scene of her first heartbreak at the hands of Hunter Aarden. The summer she turned seventeen he promised her he’d love her for always, then he drove out of camp never to be heard from again.
After almost two decades, Jess is finally about to find out why.
Both romantic and humorous, My Summer of You is a story that reminds us about the importance of family, and the magic of second chances.
My Review: I read a lot of crime and thrillers and every now and I then I need to take a break and read something warm and lovely and My Summer of You is perfect. Tammy Robinson brings the wonderful Gilbert family to life in this book (previously called Pohutukawa Highway) which is full of love and amusing observations about family life, dynamics, first love and grief. If you are looking for a book to make you smile and feel fuzzy inside – this book should certainly help.
About the Author: Tammy Robinson is writer from New Zealand. After years spent working her way round the world on cruise ships and at Club Med resorts (and yes, the rumours are all true) Tammy now lives in the beautiful Bay of Plenty with her husband, their two beautiful girls and baby boy, a scatty black Labrador and a grumpy black cat who occasionally requires a two week course of anti-anxiety medication to stop him from pulling his own fur out. Seriously.
When not being drooled/vomited/pooped on, Tammy manages to squeeze in some writing, assisted by copious amounts of coffee and chocolate. (Ok and the odd wine)
Learn more about Tammy and her writing journey at charlieandpearl.wordpress.com