What I’m Reading: The Summer of Songbirds

I had put this book, The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson, on my Libby waitlist and finally, after a few months of waiting, it became available. After just reading a sad Holocaust book the previous week, I was ready for something light and not so serious.

Here is what Amazon had to say:
Nearly thirty years ago, in the wake of a personal tragedy, June Moore bought Camp Holly Springs and turned it into a thriving summer haven for girls. But now, June is in danger of losing the place she has sacrificed everything for, and begins to realize how much she has used the camp to avoid facing difficulties in her life.

June’s niece, Daphne, met her two best friends, Lanier and Mary Stuart, during a fateful summer at camp. They’ve all helped each other through hard things, from heartbreak and loss to substance abuse and unplanned pregnancy, and the three are inseparable even in their thirties. But when attorney Daphne is confronted with a relationship from her past—and a confidential issue at work becomes personal—she is faced with an impossible choice.

Lanier, meanwhile, is struggling with tough decisions of her own. After a run-in with an old flame, she is torn between the commitment she made to her fiancé and the one she made to her first love. And when a big secret comes to light, she finds herself at odds with her best friend…and risks losing the person she loves most.

But in spite of their personal problems, nothing is more important to these songbirds than Camp Holly Springs. When the women learn their childhood oasis is in danger of closing, they band together to save it, sending them on a journey that promises to open the next chapters in their lives.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.4 stars. I would say 4.4 for me. When I first started reading I couldn’t help but thing the book was a little to fluffy but as I got into it, I was hooked. It reminds me a lot of Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah.

You can find the book HERE.
The author does have a lot of other books and I will likely read another at some point…I just need to not swing to such extremes when picking books.

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