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The next original trade women's fiction novel from beloved best-selling author Robyn Carr. Carr is the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Virgin River and Thunder Point series. Her trade women's fiction novel Four Friends debuted at number five on the New York Times.

A television talk show host returns to her childhood summer home to rebuild her life after she's fired for falling ratings. The return is bittersweet as the house has been neglected for years. She's flooded with memories of the wonderful summers she spent with her sisters and cousins before a tragic event changed everything. Working to uncover what really happened the last summer they were all together, she reaches out to her family and the women all gather for an uneasy family reunion. As they share their stories, they realize their recollections of their summer childhoods are vastly different and no one's lives are what they'd dreamed of when they were children. But being together again helps them all to heal from the scars of the past.

©2017 Robyn Carr (P)2017 Recorded Books

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I am a huge fan of Robyn Carr. & this is a great story. However it was a family story not a real love story. I wish more would have been said about end but it was kinda glossed over. But I guess the story was more about the past than the present.

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This is the best book i've listen to all year

I truly enjoyed many of Robyn Carr books. I never given a five star rating to any of them. Many are a mixture of fives and fours. I probably have listen to more than 30+ of them over the years. But I have found this has been probably the most interesting book of hers that I've listen to. It's funny, interesting, romantic, and not predictable. I've enjoyed this book to the fullest. Thank you Robyn for such a wonderful book.

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It's Robyn and Therese... But Not at Their Best.

As I listened to this, I found myself thinking, "Rebecca Wells did a better job with this plotline in the classic 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood'."

The story encompasses four generations of women, sisters and cousins, within the setting of a Minnesota lake house where the main plot devises took/take place. The principal events involve the middle two generations and lots and lots of stuff happens to them, around them, because of them ... and Summer at the lake house.

This is an unremarkable and only occasionally interesting novel that was not helped by Plummer's tendency to render the dialogue (and there is a LOT of it) in breathless, overwrought, almost shrill tones. I think Plummer can be a brilliant narrator, but it must depend upon who is directing her or her mood or something, because she wasn't brilliant in this one. Female voices were often difficult to distinguish from one another when more than two of them were involved in conversation. And her usual excellent rendering of male voices seemed to have eluded her here. I thought the men all sounded pretty much alike (except when she was faking a fake Russian accent.)

It's just OK.

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  • Lynn
  • Simpsonville, Seychelles
  • 10-03-17

Another great story

Such a heart warming story of family friendship and childhood perspectives. Loved every second of it. I also loved the Narrator Therese Plummer, she is such a wonderful story teller. She is so captivating and reads with such emotion. Thank you Robyn for another great story.

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Never Disappointed

Robyn has managed, yet again, to pull me into the lives of her characters. Now I want to go to the lake house and hang out with the girls. I'm hoping to hear more from these fabulous women.

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The Best.

I love Robyn Carr books for the well defined characters and a peek at their reality which is identifiable to most of us. The compassion and humanity is heart warming. No one conveys all of that better than Therese Plummer's narration which is perfection.
I look forward to each publication and hope she continues writing for many years to come.

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Always Yes!

I am NEVER disappointed by the dynamic duo of Carr and Plummer! The Summer That Made Us is funny, poignant and inspiring. Read it!

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Robyn Carr's done it again!

This was a wonderful book. I have read many many books by Robyn Carr and I am never disappointed. The story was about a family and all the relationships involved in this family. There were serious heartbreaking issues that had remained unresolved for many years. I enjoyed the relationships between the sisters and cousins and how everything was resolved. I would highly recommend this most enjoyable book!

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  • Darlene
  • CHICO, TX, United States
  • 09-12-17

This book makes me want to mend family grudges!

What a beautifully written story of sisters, cousins and mothers mending fences. And as always Therese Plummer delivers the words of Robyn Carr in the most touching way.

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Touching

A lovely story of women growing up together.
Robyn's books seem to be getting deeper all the time. Thanks for the changes.

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