Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Virtual Book tour- The Summer My Life Began

Today I am participating in a Book tour! Check out this great book, and find some new blogs in the meantime!

Title: The Summer My Life Began
Publisher:  Penguin Publishing
Pub Date:  May 10th, 2012
Author: Shannon Greenland
Received From: Net Galley
The Summer My Life Began

A fabulous romance with a very unexpected guy . . . The opportunity to explore her love of cooking . . . The freedom to be whomever she wants . . .
This is what seventeen-year-old Em gets when she goes to spend a month at her aunt’s island resort. It’s a dream come true—and exactly the break Em needed from her strict family and their high expectations of her.
But when Em uncovers a long-buried secret about her family, everything changes. And suddenly, Em finds herself making some big choices about her future—choices she never dreamed she’d have the chance to make . . .

Elizabeth Margaret, what a name, from the beginning of the book I expected this character to be a bit stuffy. But really the stuffiness came from her environment. Em as her name is shortened too have her life mapped out for her, I can't help but think of a young Logan Huntzberger (Gilmore Girls) when I begin to get to know Em and her life up to the point of her fateful summer. 

There are quite a few characters in this book in the sense of what has brought them to the Outer Banks. I fall immediately in love with Cade and as his story unfolds that love just deepens! One character I could take or leave is Frederick, I am not sure he really adds anything to the story in my opinion. The plot twist is one I don't want to spoil because I sure never caught it. But it does make some sense and helps clarify questions I had about family dynamics during the story. This is a fun easy read and really put me in the mind set of summer, If I had a beach in my area I'd love to re-read it in the sun and sand! 

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