Author: Elyse Douglas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Review Company: Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours
Read: on my Kindle
"After her best friend and her husband are killed in a private airplane crash, Keri finds some of her friend’s personal effects, one of which is a diary. When Keri reads it, she discovers her friend had been secretly in love with another man, a soldier. Keri knew nothing about the relationship, even though she and her friend were as close as sisters.
Determined to find the secret lover, Keri sets off on a journey and discovers the key to her destiny."
Revenge in a subtle way, that is my first thought about this book. Keri has no predetermined idea of revenge, it just happens. She doesn't even acknowledge it. I think it is a reader thing or maybe a me thing. You'll see what I mean when you read the book.
Although I think there is revenge, this book is truly about finding love and exploring friendships. It is a touching heart-warming story about reconnecting with life after being lost emotionally as well as physically. I fell in love with Keri. She is an amazing person who learns to grow and change after discovering her deceased friend's diary. The things she learns in that diary. Oh boy! Eye-opening!
I wanted to savor the book. The writing style is more paragraph form versus a lot of dialogue. Normally, I don't care for books written this way; however, Douglas had me completely sucked into the story. It flowed perfectly. Try it. Now, I want to read other books by this husband and wife duo.
About the Author:
Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a Degree in English Literature. She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a speech-language pathologist. She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed five novels: The Other Side of Summer, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, Christmas Ever After, The Christmas Town and The Christmas Diary.
I received a courtesy copy of The Summer Diary in exchange for my honest review.