For twenty-something Sara Witherspoon and her group of friends, a perfect Southern summer includes lake-house getaways, wedding planning, outdoor concerts, and a dash of romance. But for these seven friends who love each other like family, this year, summer rolls in with changes for everyone.
Sara’s longtime crush, Luke, has been her best friend for as long as she has been a part of the group. When Luke begins seriously dating another of their friends, Sara’s forced to deal with her hurt and jealousy, while outwardly try to support them both.
While Sara comes to terms with her own heart and her friends’ relationships, an unexpected handsome pilot from North Carolina and an old flame are thrown into the mix. Knowing her heart suddenly becomes much more complicated.
But as time unfolds and friendships begin to unravel, Sara and the others are presented with the reality of what a season of change does to old friendships and new love interests.
Does growing older mean growing apart?
The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce
I like Christian Fiction a lot. And since I know many of the books can be considered “cheesy” and “unrealistic,” I have been on the hunt for books that both contain Christianity themes, real issues, real dialogue, and just overall pleasant to read, funny, entertaining, while still maintaining appropriate themes.
The Last Summer is one of the gems I discovered. Brandy Bruce was so lovely to send me a copy and notebook in exchange for an honest review and I was so excited to dive into it. I didn’t realize it had some Christian themes in it, so it was a pleasant surprise to watch the main character go through things and have character responses that aligned with my beliefs.
I read it in one whole sitting and was on my toes throughout it all. I think finding love is a universal feeling that we all connect to and being 22 and single myself, I felt for the main character.
Whether you are religious, atheist, a different religion, etc. this book is a good read for simply the story. It’s about friendship, new flames, old flames, and the complicated seasons of change that ensue over the course of a Summer.
I usually only reserve my 5/5 stars for books I absolutely love and would read again, and this is one of them. I HIGHLY recommend it.
I hope I can eventually write a book just as good as Brandy Bruce did.