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One More Summer

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  215 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
Grace has taken care of her widowed father her entire adult life and the ornery old goat has finally died. She has no job, no skills and very little money, and has heard her father's prediction that no decent man would ever want her so often she accepts it as fact.

But she does have a big old house on Lawyers Row in Peacock, Tennessee. She opens a rooming house and quickly
Published January 2nd 2012 by Carina Press (first published September 16th 2010)
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Review also on my blog: The Book Barbies

Could a cover, summary, and title be more misleading? I picked this up while I was in NYC for vacation thinking it will be a quick fun read to pass the time but oh wow, NOT! This was one emotional, heartbreaking and moving read.

I really can't do this book justice but I will try my best. One More Summer is not the perfect book, it started slow for me, I didn't like how it jumped around at the beginning and a few other things. But why does all of that NOT ma
Lady Lioness
Dec 15, 2011 Lady Lioness rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: pretty much everyone
I made the mistake of reading this at work. I thought, from the blurb and the cover, it was going to be a humorous Southern romance. It wasn't. It was Southern, but it wasn't funny and it wasn't a romance. I define a romance as a book that is focused on the relationship between two people with the obligatory happy ending. One More Summer wasn't about Grace and Dillon. It was about life and loss and all the messy things in between. This is not a happy book. There is death. The ending isn't 'happy ...more
This is a lovely story about ... life. People die before this book begins, and who they were and how they lived and died affect the people who are in this book. People come close to dying in the book, and one of them does die, and it's about how those who love them deal with the dying and with the living, and heal from the grief past and present.

Grace is the main character, and her brother Steven and sister Faith, and the people Grace and Steven and Faith love are also main characters. Grace's
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Dec 31, 2011 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
Sometimes a Really Good book that makes you cry is necessary. This is that book. I loved it, even though I had tears in my eyes for most of the book. The characters were wonderful and there were trust and commitment issues, but also this book has a sweetness to it that I haven't read in a long time. This is a book I will remember!
Jan 20, 2012 Theresa rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic story!! This pulled me in from the first few lines I read. I was only scanning at first because I wasn't familiar with Liz Flaherty's work but it looked interesting....let's just say I didn't get any sleep last night because I couldn't put it down. I found myself on such an emotional rollercoaster; laughing out loud and smirking, breaking down for a good crying session at points. The characters and story were so engaging, I was so invested in each and every one of them and they ...more
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Another reviewer on Goodreads wrote something along the lines of "I have never read a book where the Cover and the description didn't match the book inside".

I have to agree with her. The book I finished last night was SO MUCH MORE than the cover and description give you. The book is not a fluff read in the least. It is filled with emotion, and heart-break, love and loss.

WOW...One More Summer kind of knocked me on my butt!

Our heroine, Grace, i
Christi Snow
Feb 02, 2012 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
I listened to this book on audio and WOW, this is one incredible story. I am still trying to compile my emotions and thoughts and will post a full review soon. But for now, know that this is a great much more than a romance. This is a story about the power of friends. Just incredible!!! Tears rolling down my face for much of the last of the book and I still get choked up thinking about it now.

My Review:
When I started this audiobook, I was expecting a light contemporary romance, but wh
Jan 16, 2012 Judith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would give this book MORE than a 5-star rating if I could. It is one of those books that comes along and literally traps the reader in the lives and activities of the characters and their context. This book is about one woman, Grace Elliot, and the people--both past and present--who have impacted her life positively and negatively and those who surround her now and help her "slay her dragons." while a very real part of this story is the long-delayed romance between Dillon and Grace, it is real ...more
Lynn Aoude
Dec 06, 2013 Lynn Aoude rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grace finally buried her father after taking care of him for so many years. At thirty-three, she finds herself living in Peacock, Tennessee with no higher education and no trade to keep her financially independent. She goes about renting rooms in her house, doing old people's laundry and cleaning their houses to make a living, whereas her dream was to open a bed and breakfast. Her brother convinces his best friend to go home to Peacock and rent Grace's guesthouse for a lot of money, since she wo ...more
Michelle ♥♥♥♥
This book had to be one of the most 'healing' books in my life. I related to it extremely, on a personal level. I had a lot of cleansing cries from it - that's for sure...

I remember reading this and stopping to share my feelings as the book progressed. Here's some of them...

Feb. 27

Reading only the first chapter and crying my eyes out!!!! ...One More Summer by Liz Flaherty... Check it out!

Reading "One More Summer" by Liz Flaherty... It's really hitting home, (view spoiler)
Julie Barrett
Jan 13, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One More Summer by Liz Flaherty
Grace Elliot has returned to the family house where her brother Steven and sister Faith
have turned over their 1/3 of the property to her as their father had passed away a few weeks ago.
She planned on running it as a Bed and Breakfast but an Inn would be better for long
term residents which a lot of them are the elderly of the town.

Her best friend, Promise Delaney is going to be going through breast cancer surgery and chemo and will
need her help.
Dillion Campbell, t
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
To me this book was okay, not something I will reread in the future but overall it never really hooked me in. Grace just annoyed me with the way she was, she was in her 30's not 80's and some of her thinking was just out there. I understand that her upbringing was anything but ideal, and its not until alomst the end of the book do you find out the worst of it, but her non-existant self esteem in herself was one of the things I couldn't stand. There were way too many side stories going on, and to ...more
Feb 22, 2012 Angie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This was an amazing book about people I just wished I could hang out with! This is an emotional read about a woman who has been hurt by life but whose heart is huge. Grace gives of herself because it makes her happy and she can't live any other way. She's loved one man her whole life but he just sees her as his best friend's little sister. Dillon is not living his life fully since he lost 2 people he loved. He goes back to his hometown as a favor to his best friend, Steven. What he finds there i ...more
Becky Condit
Apr 02, 2012 Becky Condit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ONE MORE SUMMER is a tender story of loss and hope, of reality and dreams, of every authentic emotion that life offers. I loved this book. The characters are so beautifully written they seem real. The story flows movingly from an emotional high to a valley of sadness and back up to joy. The reader is warned to have a box of Kleenex at hand but it is as much to wipe tears of happiness as it is to wipe tears of sadness. How has Liz Flaherty escaped my list of favorite authors? I have no idea but s ...more
Jan 02, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A Recommended Read. One More Summer is a novel firmly based in reality with all of the joys and sorrows, hopes and dreams, anguish, heartache, and love that life has to offer. Liz Flaherty has written a beautifully poignant and moving story that is filled with deep emotions that will touch your heart. Be prepared to laugh and cry as Grace and Dillon’s romance unfolds in the midst of some of life’s harsher moments. To read this review in its entirety, please visit http://www.bookreviewsandmorebyk ...more
Sep 12, 2014 Notserp2002 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
really enjoyed this book, i laughed & cried while reading. had trouble putting it down.
This was a romance that leapt up, grabbed me by the heart, and would not let me go. I read upwards of 200 books a year, but I have no doubt that this book will be one of my top reads of the year. I have to echo one of the other reviewers in noting that this book was so much more than I expected from the description. It had all the feels, by turns sweet, funny, tender, joyful, heartbreakingly sad, yet hopeful. I knew, as soon as I read the sample, that I had to read this book. It leapfrogged righ ...more
Margie Senechal
Nov 26, 2013 Margie Senechal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I simply loved this even when it broke my heart a couple of times.

I thought Grace's dealing with the mental abuse she suffered at the hands of her father was true-to-life. Having a mother who suffered verbal abuse from a parent, her entire storyline rang so true to me.

The misunderstandings and misconceptions of the siblings also felt like it could've been lifted from a real life.

Loved the romances, the friendships, and the family relationships. Lots of love for this.
Sep 10, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you pick this book up and think that it is going to be a typical romance then think again. This book does have romance but it also has so much more as it deals with happiness, hurt, want and sorrow that come with living. Be prepared to need a tissue or two when you read this. This has been added to my list of books that are a must read.
Dec 19, 2011 Stacey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Good, I really loved this book. I cried a lot! So good.
Lady E
Oct 08, 2012 Lady E rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was NOT what I thought it was! Good read for sure.
Jan 12, 2015 Lyndi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heroine-ruins-it
Good book, but I still hate Grace. There is no way to describe why I hate her without spoiling things, so proceed at your own risk.

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I have had quite a hard time deciding what I think of this book, and, frankly, I still haven't figured it out. Part of the time I liked it and thought I would end up giving it four stars, and the rest of the time I didn't really liked it and fluctuated more towards two stars. Which is why a rating of three stars seemed an appropriate compromise.

I don't know whether my ambivalence towards this book can be blamed on the book per se, or rather on the fact that I - incorrectly obviously - had expect
Kari Anderson
Mar 28, 2012 Kari Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grace has taken care of her widowed father her entire adult life and the ornery old goat has finally died. She has no job, no skills and very little money, and has heard her father’s prediction that no decent man would ever want her so often she accepts it as fact.

But she does have a big old house on Lawyers Row in Peacock, Tennessee. She opens a rooming house and quickly gathers a motley crew of tenants: Promise, Grace’s best friend since kindergarten, who’s fighting cancer;
Jan 30, 2012 GONZA rated it really liked it
Quello che doveva essere un tranquillo romanzo d'amore si è trasformato, mano a mano che giravo le pagine virtuali, in uno dei libri più belli che abbia letto recentemente e credetemi ne ho letti tanti.

Grace si è presa cura del padre malato fino a quando è morto lasciandole una casa da dividere con i due fratelli e un sacco di ricordi; senza un lavoro e senza un compagno, Grace si divide tra i bambini della biblioteca e i suoi affittuari che, per sopraggiunti limiti di età, non sono proprio più
Jan 05, 2012 Sharon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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One More Summer was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Carina Press.

Grace Elliot has had a difficult life thanks to her uncaring father who constantly belittled and abused her, she does everything for everyone else and it isn’t until her father passes away that she decides what she wants to do with her life and the large house left to her in Peacock, Tennessee.

Well known Author and Grace’s brother’s best friend Dillon Campbell stood Gra
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.25 Stars

First off the cover for this book is all wrong. It doesn't even come close to what the book is all about. It was so much more. Lots of emotions came out of me on this one and I really enjoyed this read. All the characters, the H/h & supporting cast were all wonderful. You really felt for Grace's character. She is indeed a true heroine. Even after all her father's cruelty, Grace is nothing but kind and loving, though at times can be a spitfire. She takes care of people. After the d
Normally I like to rate & review the technical and emotional aspects of a book as one because 99.9% of the time they are inseparable. One More Summer is the .1% hold out. I was so emotionally devastated and technically irritated it would be impossible for me to combine them.

Technically: The author left me confused many times throughout this book. Scene changes with no lead in, pivotal information that is just assumed and never explained or introduced. And wholly guacamole, how many different
Jun 21, 2013 Sobia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Started this thinking is was a contemporary romance,and whileromance is part of the story it's more family drama mixed with women's fiction...and
It's a hard one to rate....for the most part it's pretty decently just left me feeling sad, even with the HEA, and not just for the obvious reason ((view spoiler))

2 things that really bugged me:

Hero had a backstory that takes for frekingever to come out, and by the time it did, it was the end of the book and
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