Friday, April 22, 2016

Review: The Summer of Me by Angela Benson

The Summer of Me
by Angela Benson

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  As a single mother, Destiny makes sacrifices for her children—including saying goodbye for the summer so they can spend time with their father and stepmother. Though she’ll miss them with all her heart, the time alone gives her an opportunity to address her own needs, like finish getting her college degree. But Destiny’s friends think her summer should include some romance.

Destiny doesn’t want to be set up…until she meets Daniel.  The handsome, warm and charming pastor soon sweeps Destiny off her feet. But is romance what she really wants? Or needs?

As the days pass, Destiny will make new discoveries—about herself, the man she’s fallen for, and the people around her. And she’ll face challenging choices.  But most of all, she’ll grow in ways she never imagined, learning unexpected lessons about trust, forgiveness, and the price of motherhood…and truly become the woman she wants to be.

Kritters Thoughts:  Destiny must spend a summer without her twins as they adventure with their father and his new wife.  Destiny is challenged by her mom and friends to make use of this summer and do all the things that she can't while trying to be a single mom.  

The writing of this book felt elementary and because of that for me it didn't flow well.  It felt staccato and I wanted more depth in the sentences.  I think if you are a reader who doesn't read as much as I do, you may enjoy this one more.  I think because I read so much, I may have some expectations in the writing in each book I read.  

I did love the plot and loved reading a story of a woman who at a young age entered motherhood without a partner and putting herself to the side and gets a summer to try to put herself first.  

Have any of you read Angela Benson and this one?  Should I read another, which would you suggest?

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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