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Single Girl Summer

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  213 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Relationships aren't complicated... People are! Button Jackson knows two things for sure: all men cheat and all women are rivals. So it's no surprise that the impeccably dressed restaurateur hasn't had a serious boyfriend, close girlfriend, or any connection of substance in years. Meghan Cherry has the opposite problem. Reeling from a painful divorce, the techie with a des ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Windy City Publishers
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Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! "Single Girl Summer" was funny, exciting & quite informative. I tweeted & blogged some of my favorite quotes/passages. I found myself identifying with Dawn, Meghan, and Button (who was my favorite of course - I wish I could be like her!!). Summer is almost over here, but God willing, I'll be able to use this information to help me have a fabulous Summer Girl Fall lol. There were occasional spelling errors (a dropped copula here & there - nothing too major), but over ...more
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I have to say this book was a slow read, when I first read the book I didn't think I would like it, the more I read the more I enjoyed it, Single Girl Summer was a book about the Joys and Challenges of friendship and I believe every woman should be able to relate in one way or another.

Single Girl Summer reminds me of Sex in the City, the author did a good job providing realistic characters, situations and real life experiences, she paints a picture that accurately depicts Chicago and makes you

The girl that grew up reading Waiting to Exhale, The Hand I Fan With, and Flyy Girl, was weeping for the lack of similar books these days. I am revived. And, to see it with my city as a backdrop!!! THANK YOU DEANNA.

Flawless execution.

A real and vividly entertaining portrayal of how sometimes life leads you down a path that only good (and sometimes new) friends can get you comfortable on.

Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I don't read alot of urban AA fiction so I was already mildly prejudiced. Despite the main character's first words sounding straight out of an issue of Food and Wine, and the disjointed way we were introduced to new characters I did find the story engaging and complex. I read it in one sitting and was engrossed until the end.

Very well done, with realistic and enjoyable characters. I am glad I read it.
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Single Girl Summer.... is a fresh, lighthearted novel, which I found to be exciting and pleasurable for leisure reading. It was definitely hard to put down once you started.

I could live vicariously through each of the characters experiences. I absolutely loved this novel! Watching how each of the ladies life moments unfold and evolve has me patiently waiting for the next novel to come.

Read Single Girl Summer now! I urge you to purchase it... It's without question, absolutely AMAZING!
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lighthearted, fun, exciting & entertaining! This book made me want to have my own Single Girl Summer. I think we all can relate to the characters...either we know someone like them or find some of them in ourselves. It was refreshing to read about positive friendships...women uplifting one another!
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was recommend to me.
I really enjoyed this book
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Great summer read!! Thanks for sharing Deanna!
Almost every woman will be able to relate to the stories of the relationships that Button, Meghan, & Dawn share with one another during one hot summer in Chicago. Each woman is at a different stage in their relationships: waiting for a marriage proposal, not trusting any man, and one experiencing divorce. The 3 women bond, discuss men, food, wine, fashion, and relationships in general. Don't miss the recipe for Single Girl Sangria! Delicious! Get
Karma Jones
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised and soooo thankful that Deanna Burrell was able to recommend this for the July "Literary Drama" selection. I fell in love with all of the characters and was not ready for it to end. A very realistic and insightful look at relationships and how we can easily settle. Ladies, if you have girlfriends like this in your life you are blessed. Ill think I will take a few notes from here myself, as I am Single and there is still some summer left!!

Im going to try out that Sangr
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
It was so nice to read a book about Black women who had degrees, were successful, and had their own money. There was no mention of "baby daddies" or "hood rats" and I was thankful for that. In all, I really liked the book. I think, sometimes, the tone came off false, and it read more like a Fine Dining magazine rather than a book, but other than that, I liked it. I think the characters were believable, with the exception of Button. She was the least realistic for me. I think this is a more upbea ...more
Deanna Burrell
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: womens-fiction
As seen in Jet Magazine, Chicago Defender, N'Digo, Chicago Tribune RedEye, NBC, V-103, goodreads,, and many blogs, Single Girl Summer is on fire! Against the backdrop of hot days and cool nights in Chicago, Button, Meghan, and Dawn share stories, perspectives, and advice on everything from open-toe shoes to open relationships. Get your paperback or download the ebook today!

Click here to watch the book trailer:
Dori Lawrence
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book was a great journey with characters that were very relatable. I especially enjoyed reading this as I was living in the great city of Chicago. All of the references to places were spot-on, and made me appreciate my city so much. It is a beautiful experience of friendships and inspiring in many ways!
Leah Jeffers
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was an excellent read. If was very well written and is characters were very realistic. I felt like these could have been my girl friends. I'm a native Chicagoan. The author made my city sound amazing. I'm declaring a single girl summer for myself this year. I hope to grow and discover myself as much as these ladies did. I highly recommend this book. ...more
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it
Sign me up for the "Single Girl Fall" lol
Tipping my red cup to Single Girl Summer

I loved how this book helped and healed the single girl mindset , this is dedicated to all the seasons of being single.

To all the Single Ladies this is for you.

Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great summer read. Was lucky enough to have the author at our book club last week. What a delight! Not only was the book a good read, but Deanna is a grat fun hearted spirit. She even loved the recipes we had prepared for dinner!
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I always enjoy books where the characters learn about themselves and grow as people. This book also made me want to visit Chicago in the summer. It seems like there is alot to do!
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book, it was different and fun. The ladies relationships were very detailed. I agreed that something shouldn't be compromised in relationships. I wouldn't mind making next summer a 'Girlfriends Summer'. ...more
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely in love with this book it was a perfect summer read I enjoyed each and every page that I turned... KUDOS TO MS DEANNA U GO GURL :-]
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun read; i really enjoyed it. I hope to read more from this author.
May 28, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a fun book. There were things I liked, and things I didn't like about the book. I really liked the characters though, and I really liked how their friendship developed. ...more
C. Lynn Williams
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed the relationships between women who became good friends. Loved it
Jul 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Light read, loved how the characters evolved and developed a great foundation for a sisterhood!
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful read, I didn't want it to come to an end! Looking forward to reading Mrs. Burrell next book:) ...more
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was too cute and it kept me up reading it all weekend! I think I should do a single summer with my girlfriends!
Stephanie Sinkfield
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a great read. Can't wait for the sequel! ...more
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was quick entertaining read. I especially liked that it emphasized the importance of friendship and gave an excellent education for wine enthusiasts. Didn't particularly like the way it ended. ...more
Marcitia L Zachary
Awesome read

I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice easy read that ended leaving me feel renewed and I'm not even single.
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! Great, fun read!
Nov 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was shorter than I expected, but nonetheless, it was a fun, quick romp. I liked the characters and loved that the backdrop of the story was my city, Chicago. Although, I enjoyed the characters I would've liked a bit more character development which would have expanded the book a bit. I think that it would have been nice to get more background on the ladies - it felt as if they gave them backstories in the development process and never went deeper than the bare bones, there was a lot mo ...more
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great summer read

Perfectly relatable for ever woman. I enjoyed this nice relaxing funny read. I think I was every character at different stages in my life
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Deanna Kimberly Burrell is a successful businesswoman, marketing maven, published author, and popular speaker. Her first book, Voted “Most Creative”- Perspectives on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness, is a collection of poems and essays that inspire creativity, growth, and self-expression.

Single Girl Summer is her first novel and it’s more than just a story of sophisticated friends having f

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