What I’m Reading: Summer’s Child

Eventually before I die, I’ll likely read all of the Diane Chamberlain books.  I haven’t read a bad one of hers yet.  Sadly my online library is out of audio books by her so I decided to break down and read a Kindle version.  I picked the book Summer’s Child.


I really liked the book.  In the author’s typical style the book is told from the perspective of several of the characters.  I like this approach as the story seems more honest and real that way.  Being I’ve read so many of her books, I’m not quite as surprised by the twists.

Here’s what Amazon had to say about it, “Early on the morning of her eleventh birthday, on the beach beside her North Carolina home, Daria Cato receives an unbelievable gift from the sea—an abandoned newborn baby. When the infant’s identity cannot be uncovered, she is adopted by Daria’s loving family. But her silent secrets continue to haunt Daria.

Now, twenty years later, Shelly has grown into an unusual, ethereal young woman whom Daria continues to protect. But when Rory Taylor, a friend from Daria’s childhood and now a television producer, returns at Shelly’s request to do a story about the circumstances surrounding her birth, something precarious shifts in the small town of Kill Devil Hills.

The more questions Rory asks, the more unsettled the tiny community becomes, as closely guarded secrets and the sins of that long-ago summer begin to surface. Piece by piece, the mystery of summer’s child is being exposed, a mystery that no one involved—not Shelly, Daria, not even Rory—is prepared to face.”

Amazon readers give the book 4.4 stars.  I’d agree.  I enjoyed it and would recommend it.  I have found that anymore I actually prefer audio books over hard copy…and I prefer hard copy over Kindle.  Yes, I like my Kindle but I get so tired of looking at a screen.  I just prefer the feel of a book….how about you?

6 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Summer’s Child

  1. Debbie Rhodes

    I love paper books. My library has online catalog I use it and the ability to put books on hold online to read. Love this.

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  2. Connie

    There is just something about holding a book in your hands….the weight of the book, the texture of the covers and pages, the smell…….I doubt that I will ever have a Kindle, I guess I am a bit old fashioned! lol

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  3. Elaine

    I love listening to audio books, but there are times an actual book is just right. The advantage to the audio books is that I can listen and sew are the same time.LOL

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  4. Linda

    Definitely, I prefer a real book. BUT, my arthritic hands/wrists cannot hold a book so easily anymore. And need I say that the optional larger fonts and the light are far more comfortable than magnifying glasses. And oh, my, ordering/receiving a new book in mere seconds at midnight when I can’t sleep? Priceless. Smile. But there is nothing like a real book.

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  5. Susie Q

    I too am getting so the fonts in books are too small to read comfortability. Rather than give up reading I am about ready to find something where I can adjust the font and the light so these eyes can see.

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