Summer's List


 “Summer’s List” is a contemporary romance that somehow has the tone of a fairytale. This novel was a unique read for me but it would be difficult for me to express exactly why. Perhaps it was the unusual dialogue in certain scenes that almost made it seem otherworldly. Regardless of why I found it unique, I did enjoy the time I spent within its pages.

The story itself is about Summer Snow, a young woman who has sacrificed her younger years to take care of her parents. Any romantic relationships have not worked out and she has recently ended one that should have been every woman’s dream – it just was not the right one for her. Summer’s grandmother breaks the sad news that her life could end soon due to the deteriorating condition of her heart. She presents Summer with a list that she wants Summer to complete and even stipulates that she wants Snow to follow the list with a friend from Snow’s childhood that she hasn’t seen in twenty years. As any reader of romance novels can probably guess, there just might be a romance in store for Summer but what roadblocks might stand in the way?

I thoroughly enjoyed “Summer’s List” and its somewhat unusual cast of characters. There were moments of true joy and whimsy as well as others that were dark and filled with grief. A family mystery and conflict was resolved with healing for those involved due to the fact that one person involved followed the lead of the Holy Spirit and showed unconditional love despite being rejected and mistreated by others. 

I always enjoy Anita’s books and “Summer’s List” was no exception. I hope others will enjoy it also.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.


A dying wish alters the course of a young woman’s life.

Life hadn’t been easy for Summer Snow. In acts of selflessness-caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother’s bookstore-she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love… didn’t turn out. She had the bookstore, she had her beloved granny, but she was missing something-or someone.

Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer’s past. A childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?

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Anita HigmanBest-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

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