Author: Nan Rossiter
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Source: BEA 2015
Goodreads: New York Times bestselling author Nan Rossiter transports readers to Cape Cod with a warm, compelling story of family, new beginnings, and finding the courage to love honestly and well…The old Cape Cod house that Laney Coleman shares with her minister husband Noah and their five boys is usually brimming with cheerful chaos. There’s nothing fancy about the ancient kitchen or the wooden floors scuffed by the constant parade of activity and the clicking claws of their two Labrador retrievers. It’s a place to savor the sea breeze wafting through the windows, or sip coffee on the porch before another hectic day begins. This summer, life promises to be even busier than usual, because Noah’s younger brother, Micah, wants to hold his upcoming wedding on their property.
Though thrilled that Micah has found happiness after past heartache, Laney is apprehensive about having her home turned upside down. She has other concerns too–her youngest son is being bullied at school, and Noah’s father is not the robust patriarch he once was, in mind or body. As the bride and groom’s large, close-knit families gather, there will be joyful celebration but also unexpected sorrows and revelations, and a chance to store up a lifetime of memories during the fleeting, precious days of summer…
Ope’s Opinion: Even though this book is about a family who is centered on God, it was not preachy. There were several sermons in the book, but it felt like Noah was telling a story about his family, not preaching at me.
Most of the book was about this family and their every day issues, relationships and situations they were dealing with. I felt for each of them, I could relate to them and I wanted them to be happy. I also loved how they all had dogs and those dogs were a large part of the story.
I love how BEA introduces me to authors ( new to me ) that I then want to go find more books by them to read. This is one of those books.