• Title: The Summers
  • Author: Iva-Marie Palmer
  • ISBN: 9781477827307
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Summers For Kate Sommers there s nothing that compares to summer at her family s beach house on Cape Cod the ocean breezes the clam bakes the boys She and her three sisters seemed to have all their firsts
    For Kate Sommers, there s nothing that compares to summer at her family s beach house on Cape Cod the ocean breezes, the clam bakes, the boys She and her three sisters seemed to have all their firsts over those long months first job, first party, first crush Kate s first crush is her only crush Ryan Landry, the boy next door, and her older sister Eliza s on again, offFor Kate Sommers, there s nothing that compares to summer at her family s beach house on Cape Cod the ocean breezes, the clam bakes, the boys She and her three sisters seemed to have all their firsts over those long months first job, first party, first crush Kate s first crush is her only crush Ryan Landry, the boy next door, and her older sister Eliza s on again, off again summer fling.But it s been three years since Kate and her sisters have spent a summer in Cape Cod When their mom died, no one could imagine going back without her Now eighteen, the whole Sommers family is headed to the Cape for Eliza s wedding and Kate must find the strength to be there for her family.When Kate spots Ryan, she realizes how much has changed since he last set eyes on her She isn t the gawky fifteen year old that she once was, and this could be the summer that Ryan finally takes notice Eliza says she s moved on, but Kate knows better than anyone that Ryan Landry isn t the kind of guy you give up without a fight

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    1. When author Iva-Marie Palmer sent me a message on Twitter offering me not only the opportunity to host a giveaway for a Kindle Paperwhite and other bits and bobs, but also the opportunity to read and review her novel The Summers, I was quite pleased. It sounded like a wonderful novel, set in Cape Cod (which makes a change as it's usually the Hamptons!) and I was very excited to download the novel to my Kindle. I love Young Adult books - they very rarely fail to make me happy - they're not as ang [...]

    2. Blurb:For Kate Sommers, there’s nothing that compares to summer at her family’s beach house on Cape Cod: the ocean breezes, the clam bakes, the boys. She and her three sisters seemed to have all their “firsts” over those long months—first job, first party, first crush. Kate’s first crush is her only crush—Ryan Landry, the boy next door, and her older sister Eliza’s on-again, off-again summer fling.But it’s been three years since Kate and her sisters have spent a summer in Cape [...]

    3. SORRY was not a huge fan of this book.I had to DNF at 64% when Kate and her sister decided to spy/ stalk Ryan's ex girlfriend. The ex girlfriend didn't even have her own dialogue, and she already got herself a stalker. I mean I wasn't a huge fan of Kate from the beginning, but this was totally the last straw.

    4. 3.5 starsA cute story that deals with a lot of family issues. In some instances, I think we could've used more info on things, but it's a fun, easy read nonetheless. I was worried the ending was going to leave us hanging, and was ready to rage, but it wrapped up nicely. I enjoyed the characters a lot. Kate was a bit annoying at times, but I could understand considering she was always in her older sister's shadow. She grew on me, and by the end, I was rooting for her HEA. Ryan was cute, but seeme [...]

    5. Summersway too short!I enjoyed the storyline between the sisters and ultimately the love interest but it ended very anticlimactic. I did get very emotional as the author indulged in the loss of the family memberhoped for a much more exciting ending!

    6. I was expecting a different endingIt was good, I just wish she could of done a five years later kind of thing; like The Summer I Turned Pretty or a sequel!

    7. Read my full review HERE at Into the Hall of Books.I chose to read The Summers by Iva-Marie Palmer because I love summer romances and because I wanted something nice and easy to read + listen to while I'm reading a couple of lengthier, more difficult stories -- good choice, because it delivered. Kate Sommers has been coming to Cape Cod for summer vacation along with her sisters and parents for yearsbut this changes when her mother dies. After three years of not returning to their beach house, th [...]

    8. 4 Crazy Ass Stars!!!!So I have been listening to this while I ran errands and some housework over the last few days. I enjoyed it. It is based in one of my favorite vacation places, Cape Cod. My family and I lived on the Cape for almost 8 years and now we vacation there every year. While we mainly stay in the Sandwich area and this is more down Cape, there are still tons of things I can identify with. The Fourth of July fireworks for example. We always go over the fourth. My favorite thing of al [...]

    9. Breezy Beachy FunWell crafted and an easy, enjoyable read. Covers familiar tropes: siblings, young love, grief without feeling rutted in cliches. Makes the Cape seem pretty dreamy too.

    10. Summer is Made for LoveI loved the romance in this book. It was really cool that 2 sisters were dating 2 brothers and how everyone was trying to keep secrets from each other. And as one sister becomes confused by love & marriage, the other 2 are beginning their love stories.

    11. She's not Katie Sommers any more and she, like her dad and her three sisters, is still really hurting from the loss of her mom three years ago. Her mother's death (never really explained and I think that would have helped the plot a lot), meant a disruption in their annual pilgrimage from New Jersey to their Cape Cod cottage. Older sister Eliza is getting married at the end of the summer and convinced everyone that doing so on the beach by their cottage would be a good thing. When Kate, Eliza an [...]

    12. The SummersByIva-Marie PalmerThe main and most important characters in this bookKatie/Kate and her sisters are very important to this book. Their summers at the beach house and their special times with their momw deceasede also at the forefront of this book. Ryane boy next door that Kate has secretly crushed one localsl of these characters make this book come alive.My very brief story summary that includes bits and bobs from the beginning, middle and end of this bookKate and her sisters have not [...]

    13. Nice storyI liked the story, and the interactions of all the characters, especially Ryan and Kate, but even when it was a realistic end, I expected a big traditional HEA.

    14. Beach read in winterKate Sommers, her three sisters and father return to their beach house on Cape Cod for the first time since the death of Mrs. Sommers. Although excited to be back in their beloved summer home, each member of the family is forced to come to terms with her death.Mr. Sommers spends the summer introspectively, while Eliza plans for her wedding to Devin. The story evolves around Kate, the eighteen-year-old daughter, who has had a crush on Eliza's former summer fling, Ryan.As to be [...]

    15. For years, Kate Sommers had been secretly into Ryan Landry, her sister's ex and the boy who occupied her thoughts every summer when her family vacationed at their Cape Cod beach house. Kate's sister, Eliza, is having her wedding at the Cape and it's been three years since she and her sisters have returned, not since before the death of their mother, and like her feelings for Ryan, some things never change. Shortly after returning to their summer home, Kate runs into Ryan Landry and soon they are [...]

    16. (Note: I received a free review copy of this book.) I love a good summer romance, and especially books set in Cape Cod, and The Summers definitely did not disappoint. The relationships between the sisters also felt real to me. The only issue I had was that the love interest, Ryan, had dated the main character's older sister, and even though it was casual it felt kind of wrong to me. I had the same issue with To All the Guys I've Loved Before. If Ryan were the ex of a friend (same tension, just a [...]

    17. I was lucky enough to win and receive this book through GoodReads FirstReads Giveaway Program.Great summer romance book!I got very emotional hearing about the loss of Kate's mother. You could feel the family's pain. I loved the relationships between Kate and her sisters.Kate has always had a crush on their next door neighbor Ryan, but he had a summer fling with her older sister every summer. When they see each other years later, sparks fly. The fact that Ryan was previously with Kate's sister do [...]

    18. I received this book for free through GoodReads First Reads! This is the first book I have read of Iva-Marie Palmer and it most certainly won't be my last! This book was layered with many poignant moments not only of sisterly bonds and family loss but of young love at its truest form. I loved reading about Kate Sommers, her sisters and their summers at the cape. Ryan, the gorgeous boy next door who dated her older sister for several summers and Kate's long time crush, was a delicious treat! This [...]

    19. Actual Rating: 3.5/5 stars This book was a fun summer read! It definitely kept me entertained. Kate's sisters all had different personalities, that were distinguishable. The love interest in this book was interesting, in that he loved to cook; I hardly see that trait in male characters. The main character was enjoyable to read about as well. This book would have benefitted from being longer. It felt slightly cut short in the end. Overall The Summers is a quick read that will keep your attention [...]

    20. I received this book for free through GoodReads First Reads! This is the first book I have read of Iva-Marie Palmer and it most certainly won't be my last! This book was layered with many poignant moments not only of sisterly bonds and family loss but of young love at its truest form. I loved reading about Kate Sommers, her sisters and their summers at the cape. Ryan, the gorgeous boy next door who dated her older sister for several summers and Kate's long time crush, was a delicious treat! This [...]

    21. I received this book for free through GoodReads First Reads! This is the first book I have read of Iva-Marie Palmer and it most certainly won't be my last! This book was layered with many poignant moments not only of sisterly bonds and family loss but of young love at its truest form. I loved reading about Kate Sommers, her sisters and their summers at the cape. Ryan, the gorgeous boy next door who dated her older sister for several summers and Kate's long time crush, was a delicious treat! This [...]

    22. Good, butI want to be fair in this review. It was a good story, good plot, kept me reading to see what happens next. I suppose I'm behind the times when I say that some of my trouble was with the accepted underage drinking and sex. It was not graphic but had a very casual attitude toward this. The relationship between the two sisters was very interesting. The romance with the boy next door was good, but lacked a little build up and a good finish.

    23. The story made me want to be at the beach. It was a little below my age group however I still enjoyed it. This family handles issues that many of us go thru at some pointfamily drama, love, aging. A little predictable but keeps you interested until the end. Perfect book to take to the beach or the pool.

    24. Loved this book! Such a sweet love story between two innocent young friends. There were many sad parts that added to the depth of the story. I enjoyed how the sisters stuck together and were able to overcome events that could have possibly driven them apart. Great way to lift each other up during a difficult time. Great story to read!

    25. When Kate and family return to their beach house for the summer something unexpected happens. The sisters learn more about each other and themselves in this nice summer read. (Pun intended). Will they repair their relationships before summer's end or will they just go their separate ways? Romance, families and friends all play an important part.

    26. BEST ROMANCE BOOK!This book was one of the best romance novels that I have read. Between Kate's problems she lives a great life even though some things didn't go her way. I recommend people to read this book.

    27. Easy readThis was a light , fun book to read. Maybe about young love, but who can't relate to that? Right?

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