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After Katrina "Kat" Summer's mother dies a mysterious and tragic death, Kat is hurled into life at Apollo Beach. Her estranged and cryptic grandmother Rose fills Kat with legends of her Ancient Greek Ancestors from which the Summer family descends. Kat's world begins to unravel as secrets from her heritage are exposed-secrets that her mother purposefully concealed. Leading to her birthday, the day of the Summer Solstice, Kat becomes frightened when enigmatic visions and disturbing dreams haunt her. When her visions become reality, her fear turns to terror as powerful forces threaten the lives of those around her. Amidst the turmoil, Kat meets Alec Stone, her gorgeous neighbor, who becomes her sole solace in an evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner.

©2014 K.K. Allen (P)2015 K.K. Allen

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A quick and easy read.

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When Kats' mother dies, she is sent to live with her estranged Grandmother. As her birthday approaches, Kat starts experiencing weird things. Her hearing becomes magnified, she is having strange and quite frankly horrid dreams and things start happening around her. It's not till she comes of age that she learns the truth behind her gifts and why she never saw her grandmother. <br/><br/>This was a refreshingly easy read. I really liked everything about it. <br/><br/>Kat was a great heroine. She is thrown into an uncomfortable situation but keeps her spirit raised. Her mum is dead, she is sent to live with a grandmother she doesn't know, she has to deal with being a new student add in her growing powers and it's enough to make anyones head spin. She was an easy character to like.<br/><br/>Plot wise, it moved quite steadily. We learn about everything the same time as Kat so it felt more real. There is magic, mystery, intrigue and a little bit of romance which all adds up to an entertaining read. <br/><br/>In all this was an engaging and enjoyable read and I can't wait for the next book in the series. <br/><br/>Caroline Miller did a great job with the narration. She had an easy voice to listen to and made for a great Kat. She brought me into the story and made it more enjoyable. <br/><br/>*I received this for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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LOVED It!!

Would you listen to The Summer Solstice again? Why?

I would listen to this book again because it has a great story line, and the narrator Caroline Miller did a fantastic job.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Summer Solstice?

I really enjoyed the whole book and was pleasantly surprised with the plot.Once I started listening to it I didn't want to stop until the end. It left me wanting more.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Miller – was your favorite?

Caroline Miller the narrator did a fantastic job with all of the characters in the book. Her voice is very pleasant and easy to listen to. This is my first book by this narrator and I am looking forward to listening to more books that she has done.

Any additional comments?

This is a great book, I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it!

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The Summer Solstice is about Katrina "Kat" Summers. The story starts the summer Kat's mother dies and she moves from North Carolina to Apollo Beach Florida to live with her grandmother Rose. As the days go on Kat starts having visions and nightmares that can't be explained. As she approaches her 16th birthday, Kat learns the history of her family and finds out about her connection to the Greek gods.<br/><br/>The Summer Solstice is the 1st book in the Enchanted series by K.K. Allen. I enjoyed Ms. Allen's writing and look forward to finding out what happens next to Kat.<br/><br/>Carolina Miller gives Kat a voice that is pure and sweet. Ms. Miller is able to convey the emotions that come with losing a parent and moving into a home with her grandmother who is a complete stranger to her. I'm a fan of Ms. Miller's work and I found this to be on par with some of her best. I hope she is able to continue with this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Book 1

If you could sum up The Summer Solstice in three words, what would they be?

I liked this book. This is one of those books that kept me captivated until the very end. It has everything in it that I enjoy: mystery, love, and a new and original mythology!

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Enchanting

What did you love best about The Summer Solstice?

A very interesting start to a series. After her mom dies, Kat goes to live with a grandmother she does not know. the adventure begins as Kat & her grandmother share a birthday on the Summer Solstice. magic follows. very entertaining.

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Beautifully written, intriguing story!

The Summer Solstice: Enchanted kept me entertained while driving this week and now I'm dying to read the next book!

This was my first time listening to an audio book and it was pretty neat. The narrator did a good job. I was able to distinguish dialog between the characters quite well.

I love a story that keeps you guessing and this one does just that. Kat, the main character, is a teenager and her mother has died. She goes to live with her grandmother, whom she has never met. This is a huge transition time for her and not only because of her mother's death. She is figuring out who she really is and why her mother kept her away from Apollo Beach, where her grandmother lives, all her life. You'll have to read/listen to the book to figure out the rest because I don't want to give too much away. Figuring things out is half the fun!

All in all, this book is excellent. It may be marketed as young adult, but all ages can enjoy this. It is interesting, suspenseful, descriptive, has a little romance, and leaves you wanting more. I look forward to seeing more from this author!

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  • Terri
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Enjoyable read!

I really learned a lot from reading this book. I never knew what Summer Solstice meant. I also didn't have any knowledge of Enchanters or Wiccans.

Summer Solstice is quite enjoyable with a surprising plot. Katrina Summer (Kat) lost her mother accidentally one day. Having no where else to go , Katrina now has to go live with her grandmother. It's only going to be 2 years she tells herself as Kat is almost 16. Once Kat moves in with Rose (grandmother), kat meets Alec.

Read along as Kat discovers a new life at Apollo Beach and a new friend in Alec. Discover along with Kat what Solstice means and why people keep calling the "SUMMERS" witches!

The author, K K Allen did a great job writing this book. It hold loads of excitement and knowledge! The narrator, Caroline Miller did a great job delivering this story to us too. With all her multiple voices and accents, Caroline makes this very entertaining! Good job ladies!

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ANCIENT ANCESTORS

I really enjoyed this story by author K.K. Allen. The author writes a story that includes magic in it but in ways it feels the author has her own magic because she had me immersed from start to finish. She has written a story with a perfect storyline, vivid details, and character's that have a major influence that add to this story. Its as if she has magic in her fingers and has used her magic as she created this story. A wonderful story for young reader/listeners but it's still a perfect story for the young at heart.

Caroline Miller brings this story to life with her talent and skill at narrating. She puts her own little twist on the story with her distinguishing accents and voices she uses for each character. I felt like I was inside this story and seeing everything as I listened. I won't give any details about the story because this is one you MUST read but listening is even better. I received this audio. from the author/narrator in exchange for an unbiased review through Audiobook Blast.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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An Enchanting Story!

Would you listen to The Summer Solstice again? Why?

Yes! This is the perfect book to read on the road when on vacation with your family, even the teens. It's definitely going with me on the next road trip.The story was beautifully written. The heroine Kat was admirable and someone you could relate to. Plus, the magic was just plain old fun.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Summer Solstice?

When Kat finally accepted that she was magical. That was great!

What does Caroline Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She did the voices perfectly. Everything was so smooth, it enhanced the story so much.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

When fantasy becomes reality for the amazing Kat!

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This was such a light fun read, I loved it. Kat, recently orphaned, moves in with her estranged Grandmother and weird things start happening to her. Her sight and hearing senses become impossibly accurate. Disturbing and dangerous dreams haunt her sleep. She’s confused about what’s happening and her Grandmother isn’t giving her much. Plus, she’s lonely, and nervous about being the new kid in school. Then along comes the handsome neighbor boy. He gives her some confidence, but the two girls who feel she’s infringing on their territory give her equal measures of trouble.Author K.K. Allen has filled this story with all the drama of a young girl in this situation. There’s suspense woven in through the enigmatic Grandmother, the unfolding of the family history, and the magic capabilities Kat is learning to control. Unbeknownst to her, danger is creeping up as she comes to the attention of evil forces. But, Allen keeps it light with the beach town setting and the threads of romance.I recommend this lovely story. It was quite an enjoyable read.

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The Summer Solstice Bk 1

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I really enjoyed this book.It's about a girl who loses her mother and moves in with her grandmother who she has never met.She soon discovers that she isn't who she always thought she was...she's much more.Caroline Miller did a fine job with the narration.I am looking forward to listening to bk 2.<br/>I was gifted a copy for a honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful