Monday, June 12, 2023

The Best Summer of Our Lives


Twenty years ago, the summer of '77 was supposed to be the best summer of Summer Wilde's life. She and her best friends, Spring, Autumn, and Snow—the Four Seasons—had big plans.

But those plans never had a chance. After a teenage prank gone awry, the Seasons found themselves on a bus to Tumbleweed, "Nowhere," Oklahoma, to spend eight weeks as camp counselors. All four of them arrived with hidden secrets and buried fears, and the events that unfolded in those two months forever altered their friendships, their lives, and their futures.

Now, thirtysomething, Summer is at a crossroads. When her latest girl band leaves her in a motel outside Tulsa, she is forced to face the shadows of her past. Returning to the place where everything changed, she soon learns Tumbleweed is more than a town she never wanted to see again. It's a place for healing, for reconciling the past with the present, and for finally listening to love's voice.

My thoughts: Four friends are sent to a camp in nowhere-ville Oklahoma as punishment during the summer between high school and college. As they seek to have the best summer of their lives, secrets and past hurts rise to the surface. 20 years later, the 4 girls are barely in contact with one another. Is there hope for healing?

I loved how each chapter has a title, that is part of a song from the 1970's. While that was before my time, I still enjoyed the mentions of some of the things that happened between the 70's and 90's time lines. 
The camp was a fun setting, and I enjoyed getting to know the girls, though Summer is a hard character to like. I could relate to Snow having a hard time with her. Overall, a great, nostalgic story that is the perfect summer read!
I received this book from the author. This is my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. This is another one I can't wait to read. I have it on hold with my library for when it releases :)