Author Irene Hannon is best known for her romantic suspense novels (Private Justice and Heroes of Quantico series), but some may be surprised to learn that she has actually penned quite a collection of romances for the Love Inspired line. Writing short, sweet romance novels is how Hannon started her career, and she continues to write for Love Inspired today; her latest title released earlier this year. Now, Hannon tries her hand at her first long contemporary romance with THAT CERTAIN SUMMER.
Karen and Val are sisters, but couldn’t be more different. While Karen is considered plain, Val is a gorgeous model. Karen regularly reaches for the chips; Val is totally health-conscious. Karen is the recently divorced single mom of a teenage daughter; Val has never been married and has no children. Karen is the dependable daughter; Val is a free spirit. They’ve never been close, but when their mother suffers a mild stroke, the sisters are forced to share in the care of their overly critical mom.
"Hannon proves that her talent stretches beyond suspense and will likely expand her fan base with this contemporary romance. THAT CERTAIN SUMMER is definitely one that should make your 'beach read' list this summer."
There’s nothing like being thrown back into the midst of a dysfunctional family situation to make you face issues that have long been buried. Through the next few months, Karen and Val open up to one another and realize they may have more in common than they ever thought.
Karen is adjusting to life as a divorcee. She had pretty much been a doormat throughout her entire marriage, her heart the stomping ground for her overbearing husband. Even though it was Scott who cheated and filed for divorce, Karen struggles with feelings of wanting her husband back --- not because she loves him, but because of her daughter’s constant pleas to put their family back together. With Val’s help, as well as the affections of a certain man, Karen