Happy Tuesday Readers!
Happy PubDay to this fabulous story!🪡
5 BIG BEAUTIFUL BUTTON FILLED STARS!🪡
5 reasons you should read this book.
1️⃣ Viola Shipman is a brilliant storyteller.
2️⃣ this is a beautiful yet heartbreaking story about the love of a mother, and a daughter beginning to understand.
3️⃣ Sutton is a likable relatable character. Her growth throughout the story was wonderful to see.
4️⃣ buttons! You will never learn so much about buttons and you will never have realized that you wanted to know all there is to know. I will honestly never look at a button the same way again.
5️⃣ The setting of Lake Michigan scream summer and the romance is slow and sweet.
2 reasons you should listen to this book.
🎧 Nancy Peterson did an amazing job bringing Viola Shipman‘s storytelling to life.
🎧 Nancy also set the perfect tone and pacing for this beautiful story.
It never fails to amaze me that Viola Shipman is a pen name for a male author. He really has such a firm grasp on the female psyche. I also really appreciated how the subject of Covid and the pandemic was handled and addressed in this book. I completely empathize with Sutton as she tries to navigate her “new normal“. The role that buttons played in the story was so unique, well done and interesting. This book seriously made me want to start sewing, something that has never happened before. Tug The love interest in the story is fabulous, you’ve got to love a man that loves baseball and fabric. Another beautiful story from this exceptional author set against the backdrop of Lake Michigan. A definite can’t miss summer read.
*** Big thank you to Grayden House & Harper Audio for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
About the Book
Bestselling author Viola Shipman delights with this captivating summertime escape set along the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan, where a woman searches for clues to her secretive mother’s past
Devastated by the sudden death of her mother—a quiet, loving and intensely private Southern seamstress called Miss Mabel, who overflowed with pearls of Ozarks wisdom but never spoke of her own family—Sutton Douglas makes the impulsive decision to pack up and head north to the Michigan resort town where she believes she’ll find answers to the lifelong questions she’s had about not only her mother’s past but also her own place in the world.
Recalling Miss Mabel’s sewing notions that were her childhood toys, Sutton buys a collection of buttons at an estate sale from Bonnie Lyons, the imposing matriarch of the lakeside community. Propelled by a handful of trinkets left behind by her mother and glimpses into the history of the magical lakeshore town, Sutton becomes tantalized by the possibility that Bonnie is the grandmother she never knew. But is she? As Sutton cautiously befriends Bonnie and is taken into her confidence, she begins to uncover the secrets about her family that Miss Mabel so carefully hid, and about the role that Sutton herself unwittingly played in it all.
2 thoughts on “The Edge of Summer by Viola Shipman 🎧Audiobook Review @harlequinbooks @harperaudio”
Wonderful review, Berit. I totally agree with all your points. I also listened to this book and it was so good. Viola Shipman (Wade Rousse) is a must read for me!
Appreciate that review, certainly the comments about the author who, many times, I find as fascinating as their book. Of course, having Lake Michigan as a backdrop was also a draw.