Thursday, September 3, 2015

Summer At Hideaway Key by Barbara Davis

An inherited beach cottage with memories of its own, a beach cottage filled with journals about the life of an unknown aunt, a job as a fashion designer in Milan, and decisions, decisions, decisions.

Lily St. Claire had no idea that her father had left her a beach cottage that once belonged to her estranged aunt or why he left it to her especially with all the secrets between her mother and her mother's sister.  Lily needed to see the cottage for herself and was curious enough to head to Florida to Sand Pearl Cottage to find out what it was all about.

What Lily found was definitely not what she expected.  Lily found boxes everywhere that held her aunt's possessions as well as the story about her life that no one was aware of and one that her mother would never talk about.

Lily needed to decide if she wanted to stay to uncover all she could find about her aunt or just leave the cottage and head to Milan for her dream job.

SUMMER AT HIDEAWAY KEY had a storyline that any women's fiction fan will not want to put down.  

We meet a number of interesting characters, find secrets that had never been revealed, get a glimpse into her aunt's life, see the decisions Lily must make in her personal life, and see how Lily desperately tries to get her mother to shed some light on why her mother and her aunt never talked for over 30 years.

SUMMER AT HIDEAWAY KEY is another marvelous book by Ms. Davis.  The characters, the setting, the atmosphere, and the storyline will keep you turning the pages and still want more.  It was a glorious read up until the very last word.

Ms. Davis has a way of pulling you in and not letting go.  There is always something lurking that you "must" know along with a touch of romance.

The journals made for an absolutely wonderful read....terrific book.  

I always enjoy journals.  When you read about journals in a book, do you ever ask yourself why you didn't do something like that or if you did leave journals what folks would think after they read them?
5/5

This book was given to me free of charge by the publisher and without compensation in return for an honest review.
 

19 comments:

  1. Loved the book.

    ENJOY if you read it.

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  2. I like journals in books too. I've tried keeping a journal a time or two but my life always seems dull when I try it.

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    1. I never did do a journal, but not sure mine would be very interesting. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  3. This sounds like my kind of read....loved your review!

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    1. Thanks, Laurel.

      I think you will love it.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  4. I like the sound of this story. Your review was great! :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. Thanks so much, Diane.

      Glad you liked my review.

      It was an awesome read.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  5. Sounds like a book for me. Loved your review, Elizabeth! Adding it to my TBR list.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Glad you liked my review.

      I am sure you will love the book too.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  6. Like the sound of Summer at Hideaway Key :)

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    1. I really enjoyed the book.

      Thanks for stopping, Rachna.

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    1. It is perfect for a wonderful summery-weather day. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Michelle.

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    1. I loved it.

      Thanks for stopping, Melissa.

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  9. Thanks for the comment on The Royal We :). I haven't heard of this book or author but I'm pinning it to my TBR list board since you gave it such a high review, it sounds like a type of book I'd like too.

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    1. It is really good. All of her books are very good.

      Thanks for stopping, Elizabeth.

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  10. Another one to look out for - thanks for the review - it sounds great :)

    http://jaffareadstoo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It was very good.

      Thanks for stopping, jaffareadstoo.

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