Kate Harrington, Vanessa Warren, and Dani Lowenstein were inseparable in their youth. Then one summer choices that were made, a loss of a beloved friend and brother, and secrets separate the girls.
Now 8 years later, Kate is newly (and surprisingly) dumped by her fiance. Vanessa loves her life as a stay at home mom but recent circumstances have her thinking about the guy she left behind so many years ago and wondering if she made the right choice. Dani has a passion for writing but her old party habits of drugs and alcohol make holding down a day job near impossible.
When Kate calls the old friends together for an emergency “forget about him” weekend at her fathers beach house in Avalon, Vanessa and Dani jump at the chance to reunite and escape their own worlds for a while. Yet can the girls return to the setting of their unraveling? Can the secrets that have been hidden all these years remain buried? Sometimes those you think you know so well you find out you really don’t know at all.
Yes, yes, it is another book with three women looking out over the water… much like the last book I listened to. I admit it, the covers call to me… they speak of friendships and I like reading about friendships.
All The Summer Girls is a book with teeth. While at first sight you may think that this is another light beach read that is good but will not really stick you beyond the last page, but I have to say that is not the case. All The Summer Girls surprised me – a few twists caught me off guard and I was impressed with what I did not see coming.
I listened to this book on audio and enjoyed narrator Heather Henderson’s voice for the book. A good quick listen/read with a story line that impressed me.
One funny happening while listening to the audio that I have to share…. there is a part where the girls go out and are dancing. A guy approaches Kate and when she introduces herself I thought he responded, “I’m gay.” When listening I thought, oh good, he is just looking for someone to dance with then. A couple of chapters later when he comes up again, I catch it this time… his name is Gabe. 😳 That one is on me. 😉
- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 27 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Audible.com Release Date: May 21, 2013
14 thoughts on “All The Summer Girls by Meg Donohue”
Love the review. It is on my shelf. You made me want to go read it now.
Yes, it is amazing all the books with covers that feature women looking out over the water – I suppose they are calling out “I am a good beach book!”
I love summer books with substance!
Glad you enjoyed this beach read! I’m adding it to my list.
I read this when it came out and really liked it!
I have this one on Pippa (Kindle), so now I must move it up.
You whitewashed your blog! LOL
I did… I was playing with color this morning… still playing with it 😉
LOL! love the Gabe comment 🙂
Yeah, that was kind of funny… I was sure he said he was gay. 🙂
I have this one somewhere deep down in my TBR. Working my way down to it.
Hm, I was wondering if it my be “too young” for me but your review has me rethinking that. Thanks!
Thanks for a great review, Sheila!
I love reading about friendship as well. They are like comfort reads for me. I’ve got this one on audio – just need some time to get to it. Glad you enjoyed it.
I love stories about friendship, this one is on my list but I’m now thinking audio would be good.