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Book Review: A Summer Fling by Milly Johnson

These girls are about to have a summer they'll never forget!
When dynamic Christie blows in like a warm wind to take over their department, five very different women find themselves thrown together at work.
Anna, 39, is left reeling after her fiance's departure with a younger woman. Can she ever learn to trust again? Then there's Grace, in her fifties, trapped in a loveless marriage with a man she married because she fell for his motherless brood. Can she prevent 33-year-old Dawn- orphaned as a teenager and engaged to love-rat Calum- from making the same mistake she did?
At 28, Raychel would seem to be the happiest, with a loving husband, Ben and their cosy nest for two. But what dark secrets are lurking behind this perfect facade, that make sweet, pretty Raychel so unwilling to open up?
Under Christine's kindly hand, the girls know they have some difficult choices to make. Indeed, none of them quite realized how much they needed the sense of fun, laughter, and loyalty that abounds when five women become friends.
I do not have a bad word to say about this book as I loved it. The ending itself made me cry but I was also very sad that there were no more pages.
The four women have been working together for a long time but it takes Christine's appointment as their new boss to bring them together. Milly Johnson has brought 5 very different women together which makes for extremely interesting reading and she has joined them in a friendship that they all so desperately needed.
Each woman has a different issue and storyline so each chapter had something going on, this book is extremely hard to put down once you have started.
There are some very serious issues covered through these 5 women but Milly Johnson still injects the book with many laughs and a lot of warmth and humility.
I enjoyed Milly Johnson's last book, A Spring Affair but for me this one had something extra; she is a great writer who I would highly recommend. 

5 comments:

Violet said...

It's always good to find a book that you can fully engage with. Sounds as though you really enjoyed this one! :)

Nadia said...

This sounds like the perfect book to cure the winter blues. Thanks for the heads up!

Dot said...

Violet- I did really enjoy it, was very sad when I got to the last page!

Nadia- You're welcome, definitely blew away the winter blues for me!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

It sounds like a good book - it's usually a great sign when a book engages you this much!

Dot said...

Kay- One of my favourites so far this year!

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