Robin Jones Gunn is most known for her Christy Miller, Sierra Jenson, and Katie Weldon series', and while lovers of those series will connect to this book, because Todd's dad is in it, you don't have to know anything about any of these characters to love this book. This feels more like a Sisterchicks book, or Gunn's Under a Maui Moon.
When her sister gets remarried, Carolyn finally gets her house back after her sister and nieces have been living there for last several years. Being unsure what to do with her new freedom, her grown daughter tells her to get a life. Carolyn decides to leave her familiar routine and go visit her mother in the Canary Islands, and her mother's 70th birthday is the perfect time to go surprise her mother. She arrives just in time for her mother's surprise party, and who else is there but her high school summer love, Bryan Spencer. It's been seven years since Carolyn's husband passed, and she is now ready to find love again. Carolyn's time in the Canary Islands isn't just about finding love, but finding life again, and Carolyn does just that.
I have been looking forward to reading this book for a year. It was a great read and I recommend this to anyone looking for a good summer read.
I give this book 5 stars.
I received this book free from Howard publishers for the purpose of this review.