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From the author of A Month of Summer, an inspiring new novel in the Blue Sky Hill series about one woman's effect on a struggling Dallas neighborhood.

With her adopted son missing and the rest of her family increasingly estranged, Sandra Kaye Darden is drawn to the little pink house where her Uncle Poppy once provided security. What begins for Sandra as a simple painting project, meant to prepare the house for sale, becomes a secret venture that eventually changes everything.

Cass Blue is having trouble keeping food on the table since she ditched foster care. When Sandra Kaye shows up with lunch one day, Cass has no way of knowing that the meeting will lead to the creation of a place of refuge that could reunite a divided community.

In this moving story of second chances, two unlikely allies realize their ability to make a difference...and the power of what becomes known as the Summer Kitchen to nourish the soul.

©2009, 20118 Lisa Wingate (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Not what I expected. At. All.!!

I expected a sweet nostalgic story, but it was so much more! I really didn’t expect it to touch my heart like it did! The main character’s life parallels s a similar place in my own life, and really encourages me to embrace the next chapter in my life’s journey with confidence! Very well written! I like the way this author doesn’t sugar coat dire situations, yet doesn’t feel the need to drag language into the gutter to get a point across!

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Loved it!!

I just finished The Summer Kitchen and am so sad! I loved the book, and wished it hadn't ended. I commute by train to work everyday, and loved sitting back closing my eyes and taking it all in.
I bought the book by mistake. I thought i was clicking on it to read about it. I'm so glad I did! It's one of those books you keep thinking about all day.

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a wonderful story. It held me captivated until the very end. Love everything about the story .

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Worth the credit

I have yet to be disappointed by Lisa Wingate’s books. The narrator’s are amazing and being the characters to life.

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If you like Christian novels you’ll like this

I wish Audible would specify the genres as Christian. It was your typical Lisa Wingate series novel, inspiring, enjoyable and good endings. The racial stereotyping was a bit much for 2020 but maybe was acceptable when the book was written. Lisa W is great describing scenes and feelings. I do enjoy that

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Lisa has done it again!

What a wonderful rendition of things that parts of our population live every day. Lisa Wingate has such a way to tell their stories!

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loved it

well written, kept me wanting to continue listening without breaks, emotional, heartwarming, based on faith

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One of my favorites

I am so glad I discovered Lisa Wingate. I have been listening to her books for quite some time. This is one of my favorites. I highly recommend.

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Wonderful

A wonderful story about the human spirit dealing with tribulation and loss and resilience. Finding purpose and meaningful work and relationships makes life worth living.

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The Treadmill Books

When I (walk because I’m 78) on my treadmill I always listen to a book. The Summer Kitchen held my attention because the story was interesting and the emotions in the book were easy to identify with. Loved the ending. Ending brought tears to my eyes.

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