This is one of those books for me.
Knowing that, you are going to have to imagine what happened when I was recently on The Mother Ship (Barnes and Noble) online looking up book suggestions for our August read for book club and I found a book titled Return To Summerhouse by Jude Deveroux.
I paused and reread the title. Could this be a reissue of the book that came out in 2003? Then I read the lines under the title…. “a follow up to Jude Deveroux’s best selling book The Summerhouse….”
I think I screamed in excitement from my home office.
I’m pretty sure I scared Al.
A sequel! To one of my top reads of all time? This was like a dream come true! Haven’t we all had those books where you wish the author would have went further with the characters? Or you wish that a second book would come out continuing on how the previous book ended?
Of course, I am not writing here about Return to Summerhouse. This entry is about The Summerhouse which I knew I had to pull off the shelf and read before I read the follow up.
I love this book. I think I love it mostly because of the strong women characters and of your the chance to go back to a point in our lives where we wonder if we chose right… and get to choose again. Wow. But – the review we had on this book in 2003 only adds to my love for the book as this I still believe was one of our best ever book discussions. This was probably the first book we had read as a group that really made us open up to choices we would change.
Rereading this book for probably the 4th time… I am again in awe of this incredible writing and the unique turn this book takes unlike any I have ever read. This book is a full 10 rating from me.