The of 1964 certainly was eventful, but it's nothing compared to what's coming to the Brooke family and to Hollyhill, Kentucky. David finally gets up the nerve to pop the question to Leigh and wedding plans are in the making. But the past is coming to call on many in Hollyhill, threatening to destroy the relationships that everyone thought were so strong. Two people--one David thought was gone for good and the other no one's ever heard of--are making their way to the small town and promise trouble. This complex and well-written story is the perfect conclusion to the Hollyhill story. With true-to-life family drama, refreshing humor, and lovable characters,Summer of Joy will delight readers.
My take on this book:
Plenty of changes are taking place during the summer of 1964 in Hollyhill, Ky, people and relationships will be tested, someone just might be getting married, and a young teen is trying to cope with the many changes that are taking place in her life! A story of family and faith, rich characters are a delight to know, but it's the small town feel of the story that I love. I felt like I was drawn back in time and could easily envision the town of Hollyhill, where juicy gossip often spreads like wildfire,and longstanding tradition can't easily be changed. While I have read the entire series, I felt like the author provided enough background information that this could be read as a stand alone work. Anyone who enjoys family drama, along with a few relevant topics for the time period will certainly enjoy taking a trip to Hollyhill Ky.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.