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Summer's End
(Evening Island #2)
By Olivia Miles
Women's Fiction, Romance
ebook, 201 Pages
July 13, 2021 by Rosewood Press


The USA Today bestselling author of the Oyster Bay series invites readers to return to Evening Island for a heartwarming, stand-alone story about three sisters at very different crossroads in their lives who reunite for one unforgettable summer at their family's lake house.

The Taylor sisters spent every summer at their family’s lake house, but as they grew up, they also grew apart. Now, in honor of their late mother’s wishes, they reunite on Evening Island, each hoping to find the best part of themselves they’d left behind.

Kim is just weeks away from what should be her dream wedding, but as the big day draws closer, her doubts only grow stronger. Some time away may be just the thing she needs to help clear her head…or change her heart.

Heather has always been the reliable sister, but a recent divorce has made everything feel uncertain. When a second chance with an old flame comes along, she must decide if a summer love can last a lifetime.

Andrea’s career is her top priority, even if her heart is no longer in it. When her boss suggests a vacation, a couple of weeks on the island leads to the inspiration she was searching for, and not just for work…

Thanks to the beauty of the island and the memories they share, the sisters come together, search their hearts, and discover what the future holds for each of them at summer’s end.

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My Review

SUMMER'S END is a story about three sisters who have become distanced over time and after the passing of their mother. Their lives have not gone according to plan and the happiness they thought they'd have seems fleeting, if it's there at all. However, they make a trip to their family's summer island cottage to reconnect and escape. What ensues is a story of nostalgic memories, friendship, honesty, family and love. Recommended to women's fiction and clean romance readers.

All three of these sisters had their own path that they'd taken in life with their own aspirations and hopes. For Andrea it was to be successful in her career. Heather wanted to be the perfect homemaker and mom. Kim wanted to start her own career following in her mother's footsteps and settle down. I really liked and appreciated each of these sisters and how unique and complex each of their characters and lives were. There were so many ways in which I, and any woman, could relate to their struggles and dreams. I did have moments when they drove me crazy with their assumptions and not wanting to open up with each other, but they did eventually get there. I also really enjoyed the comradery between the sisters and with their old friends. I loved the romantic aspects, which all had some decent chemistry, and the long walks, small-town island feel and gorgeous vistas weaved throughout the story.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a sweet, heartfelt story and one that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. It would make a great beach or escape read, but also one that would push some introspection. Overall a delightful story!

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Prism Book Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Other Books in the Series

Meet Me at Sunset
(Evening Island #1)
By Olivia Miles
Women's Fiction/Romance
Paperback & ebook, 324 Pages
February 25, 2020 by Rosewood Press

From USA TODAY bestselling author Olivia Miles comes the first in a collection of stand-alone novels set on the fictional shores of Evening Island—just a ferry ride across the lake from Blue Harbor, home to the newest heartwarming series!

The Morgan sisters spent many blissful summers at their family's lake house growing up, but as they grew older, their lives took very different paths.

Hope adores her twin girls, but she doesn't love being a stay-at-home mom. When her workaholic husband doesn't support her career aspirations, she packs up the kids and goes to Sunset Cottage, thinking that some time apart will help her decide what she really wants-but when the life she dreamed of becomes a possibility, she is more torn than ever.

Gemma was supposed to be planning her wedding, not trying to get back deposits. And she was supposed to be finished writing her latest romance novel, not staring at a blank screen. Lost and down on her luck, she heads north to Evening Island, hoping to find the inspiration she needs to fill the page, and maybe, her heart.

Ellie is almost perfectly content living in the house that once belonged to her grandmother, even if it does get a little lonely sometimes. Still, work is steady at her art studio and the island continues to serve as a muse, especially when her first love makes a surprise return.

In the course of a month, the Morgan sisters learn that despite their differences and their personal struggles, they might just have more in common than the old summer cottage that they inherited.

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About the Author

Olivia Miles is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming women’s fiction and small-town contemporary romance. She has frequently been ranked as an Amazon Top 100 author, and her books have appeared on several bestseller lists, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BookScan, and USA Today. Treasured by readers across the globe, Olivia’s novels have been translated into German, French, and Hungarian, with editions in Australia and the United Kingdom. After growing up in New England and later living in Montreal, Olivia traded salt water for fresh water, and is most happy reading on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan, or spending time with her husband, daughter, and two lovable dogs.

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