The Summer Getaway


Single mom Robyn Caldwell needs a new plan for her future.  She has always put her family first.  Now, with her kids grown, she yearns for a change. But what can she do when her daughter has become the most demanding bride ever, her son won’t even consider college, her best friend is on the brink of marital disaster and her ex is making a monumentally bad decision that could ruin everything?

Take a vacation, of course. Press reset. When her great-aunt Lillian invites her to Santa Barbara for the summer, Robyn hops on the first plane to sunny California.

But it’s hard to get away when you’re the heart of the family. One by one, everyone she loves follows her across the country. Somehow, their baggage doesn’t feel as heavy in the sun-drenched, mishmash mansion. The more time Robyn spends with free-spirited Lillian, the more possibilities she sees—for dreams, love, family. She can have everything she ever wanted, if only she can muster the courage to take a chance on herself.

My Review

Don't let this book cover fool you as this book is more than just summer fun. It is about family, love, friendship, personal growth, and second chances. You could say that I was very emotionally connected towards all of the characters as I felt a range of emotions on how they handled situations and themselves personally. Example is Harlow, Robyn's daughter. In the beginning, I thought that Harlow was acting like a spoiled brat, and I felt bad for Robyn. Yet by the end of the story, I did warm up to Harlow. Speaking of Robyn it was nice to see her go through some personal growth. 

As I was invested in the characters so much, it made reading this book so easy. It was a fast read for me. You could say I kind of got "lost" within the pages of this book. Readers of Susan will really enjoy this newest book. It is one that you will want to pick up. 


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