Families can be a tangled mess can’t they? The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr surprised me. It took me until I was about a quarter of the way through the book before I became engaged. This was more on me than the book but one sentence grabbed me and wouldn’t let me up. It was around 26% and it was a first sentence. After that I had to know what was going on in this family. I had to know what had happened and what was going on now.
Carr lays out a family history full of private griefs and lots of cold shoulders. It was both awful and wonderful to watch these women wrench open those festering wounds and clean them. Krista may have been my favorite character. She reminded me so much of why we shouldn’t take our day to day for granted. I also had part of Charley’s back story figured out before the reveal but I don’t know that Carr was really trying to hide it.
The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr made me want to dig more into Carr’s backlist for more women’s fiction!
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