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Summertime Dream

(The River #1)

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The Fourth of July is over, but for these summer lovers the fireworks have just begun.

An unexpected inheritance brings business consultant Christopher Gordon from Los Angeles to quaint Falk's Bend. He's carved time from his demanding schedule to dispose of his great-grandparents' home and explore his roots. However, disturbing family secrets and the sweet temptation of wr
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ebook, 255 pages
Published 2014 by The Wild Rose Press (first published December 25th 2013)
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Maria Rose
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This delightful romance is the story of Christopher and Margie. Christopher inherits an old house from an unknown relative in the small town where Margie lives. Meeting on the 4th of July, they share an instant attraction that leads to friendship and stronger feelings as they explore Christopher's new acquisition. Can a summer fling turn into a real relationship?

I loved this story! There were really 2 parts to it for me - the mystery of Christopher's great grandmother and the house she lived in
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Katie O'Sullivan
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved this sweet and sexy small town romance! Totally Recommend and Will Definitely look for more stories from Babette James!

Falk's Bend, Missouri is your typical small town where everyone knows everyone and their family history, and nothing exciting ever seems to happen. At least, that's the way Margie Olsson's life has been up until recently.

Then things started to shift. She got sick, her brother's wife suddenly left town, and Margie didn't marry her high school sweetheart. When a complete str
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Jesenia Sanabia
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book Review: Summertime Dream
By: Babette James

Ah! The beauty of life's unexpected surprises. Where life's true adventures come out. This book is a great example of just that. The story takes a huge project which draws two people to fall in love. It's a romance book with a slight mystery to solve.

I really enjoyed the writing technique the author, Babette James used to express the characters current thought. Babette James used Italics font format to signify the thought. Then placed the thought di
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Rolynn Anderson
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
The coziness of SUMMERTIME DREAM comes from family loyalties in small town America. Margie is healing from physical and mental turmoil, seeking solace with her hometown family and friends. An appealing big-city guy, Christopher, comes to town to renovate an inherited home. Margie loves the old house and steps in to help him prepare it for sale, puzzled by the lives of the families who used to live there. The mystery of the house is revealed as Margie and Christopher’s romance sizzles, but their ...more
Kim Beck
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying it's a great book. I truly special book about reaching for things you normally shy away from. It's about getting out of your comfort zone. It's also about healing. The only reason it's getting four stars is because of some editing issues, such as missing words or misspelled words. Or sentences seeming unfinished. But those are truly easy to look past because the story is beautiful
InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

Amazingly, Ms. James has made bucolic towns unbelievably appealing to urban dwellers!

Read full review in the 2014 June/July Double Issue of InD’tale Magazine.
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Jenna
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it
3.25 Stars

It was a mildly interesting, straight forward read.
Jane Drager
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked it. Nice story. Written well.
Pinky
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet romance

Such a sweet love story between Margie and Chris. Everything happens for a reason. Fate definitely happened in their lives. You will love this book!
Peggy
Jul 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertained

this a lite ,pretty good read.would have been better with a more in-depth story.just happy I didn't spend money on it
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