Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. If you want to participate, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Make sure you check out Lauren’s Page Turners and link back to her blog and add your own links!
The book that I picked today is one that has been on my TBR list since last June when it was published, and I bought it then thinking it looked like a great summer read:
Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon
Published June 7. 2016 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books
A chance run-in with a college boyfriend puts a young woman’s picture-perfect life in perspective in this warm-hearted and lyrical novel—from the author of The Lake Season.
Since finishing graduate school, Maggie Griffin has worked hard to build an enviable life in Boston. She’s an elementary school teacher in a tony Boston suburb, a devoted sister, and a loving aunt. With her childhood best friend’s wedding quickly approaching and her own relationship blossoming, this is the summer she has been waiting for.
But when Maggie’s career is suddenly in jeopardy, her life begins to unravel. Stricken, Maggie returns home to seaside Mystic, Connecticut, where she expects to find comfort in family and familiarity. Instead, she runs into Cameron Wilder, a young man from her past who has also returned home, and whose life has taken a turn that puts Maggie’s city struggles in harsh perspective. When tragedy strikes for Cameron, Maggie is faced with big decisions as she weighs what matters most and strives to stay true to the person she’s become.
Set against the gorgeous backdrop of a New England summer when past and present collide, Mystic Summer is a gorgeous novel about looking back, moving forward, and the beauty that blooms when fate intervenes.
I’m really not sure why I never read this when I bought it unless it’s just because I was reading so many other things at the time (like now). It definitely sounds like something I would enjoy when I am taking a break from a good thriller or mystery, and the reviews on Goodreads look pretty good, although there are a few mixed ones. I think I will try and give this one a try if I can find the time! Has anyone perhaps read it? If so, do you have any thoughts about the book you would like to share? Thanks! Happy Monday!! 🙂