SUMMER OF ROSES
by Luanne Rice

June 2005
ISBN: 0553804103
Reviewer Graphic Button Bantam Books
Hardcover
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For those of you who gobbled up Summer’s Child, you’ll want to be sure to pick up the newest book by Luanne Rice.


When Lily Malone escaped her old life and entered a new one in Cape Refuge, Nova Scotia, she had no idea that she’d make a new friend who was also running from the same man. In this sequel, Lily and Rose are settling back into a semblance of normalcy after Rose’s most recent surgery and Lily is finally facing her own demons and allowing herself to return the love Liam has been offering her for nine years.


However, she had no way of knowing that Patrick Murphy is still piecing together the puzzle that once was her life. Like a dog with a bone, he has one new clue to work with and he’s now arrived in Cape Refuge with news that her grandmother is not well.


Lily will have to not only face her own fears but risk Rose’s life as well by returning to Hubbard’s Point. There is no way she’ll be able to hide from the man who can put a ruin to the happiness she has now found.


Lily will come face to face with her greatest fear upon returning home and finding that her ex husband may actually be the reason that her grandmother lies in a coma. Soon Lily will find herself receiving a court order demanding that paternity tests be run to prove who Rose’s father is.


Meanwhile back at Cape Refuge, Marisa and Jessica are not only missing their new best friends, but also longing for Marisa’s sister to return and play one more song with her sister at the local musical festival. Upon meeting Patrick, Marisa knows how her friend must have felt as she fought off her feelings for Liam for all those years. When word reaches Cape Refuge about Lily’s upcoming court battle, Marisa knows just what she must do.


When Lily arrives at the court to confront the shark that almost destroyed her life, she has no idea that a very strong group of women are about to descend upon the courtroom to offer their support and their own stories. This classic tale of summer love, revenge and friendship all comes together in an explosive ending that will leave you cheering!! Once again I had trouble putting this book down in order to continue with the daily routine of living. This will be a great book to toss in the beach bag this summer.


Reviewed in May 2005 by Shelby.

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