We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Forever Summer Audiobook

The Forever Summer

Regular Price:$29.65
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The discovery of long-buried secrets brings three generations of women together to Cape Cod for the summer homecoming of a lifetime.

Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: On the cusp of 30, she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and her father's hard-won admiration. But with one careless mistake at work, Marin suddenly finds herself unemployed and alone. Before she can summon the courage to tell her parents, a young woman appears, claiming to be Marin's half sister. Seeking answers, Marin agrees to join her on a soul-searching journey to Cape Cod, to meet the family she didn't even know she had.

As the summer unfolds at her grandmother's beachside B and B, it becomes clear that her half sister's existence is just the first in a series of truths that will shake Marin's beliefs - in love and in her own identity - to the core. Filled with shocking revelations, heartfelt romance, and resilient women banding together against the most unexpected twists of fate, The Forever Summer is an emotionally resonant story and a delicious escape for any season.

©2017 Jamie Brenner (P)2017 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"An engaging and emotional read with characters who stay with you, this is a good fit for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, beach reads, and women's stories." (Booklist)

"Just when Marin's engagement and career start unraveling, an at-home genetic test confuses things even more - and clues her in to a family she never knew she had." (Cosmopolitan)

"Soap-opera twists and turns are tempered with the believable goodness of the characters, the messiness of their journeys, and just a hint of unpredictability as events unfold.... Engaging and not too fluffy, an excellent choice for summer vacation reading." (Kirkus Review)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (15 )
5 star
 (11)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.6 (9 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.6 (11 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Sudi 05-17-17
    Sudi 05-17-17

    Coffee-UFOs-Cats-Books-Halloween

    HELPFUL VOTES
    70
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    76
    55
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Take This One To The Beach"

    As we all get more involved with instant communications, it gets harder for authors to get a good conflict going in a contemporary setting since theoretically, any character could get in touch with or find another person/character at just about any time. This book deals with a lot of travel and long distances -- both emotionally and geographically -- so Jamie Brenner could have easily dropped the tension in several plot lines by just giving into a Skype scene or a mobile phone ringing. But she doesn't and the book works.

    So I give Jamie Brenner kudos for getting a good plot going. (And for incorporating into the plot and believably utilizing tech contrivances, for that matter.) She also outlines very real characters.

    The novel uses intrigues involving genetics and ancestry and what a "family" can be, depending on your definition.. not a new idea but this story is well fleshed out.

    A GREAT beach read. Not too heavy and has several layers of romance to keep you going.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    BLYTHE COCHRAN 05-22-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "i didnt want the summer to end."
    Where does The Forever Summer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    i loved this book and simplicity it put into what makes a family.


    What other book might you compare The Forever Summer to and why?

    none


    What about Amy McFadden’s performance did you like?

    i thought she switched between the characters easily.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes. but it took 2 days.


    Any additional comments?

    loved it! cant wait to hear more from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.