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Summer's Winter

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  24 reviews
When Jeanine finally connects with film star Jamie Newkirk, the object of her obsession, will it be a dream come true? Or will she be pulled into his family's nightmare of secrets, control, and death?

At age ten, preacher's daughter Jeanine fell in love with young movie star Jamie Newkirk and the character he played--Danny Summer. Jeanine believed God Himself promised Jami
Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published January 20th 2014 by Story Merchant Books
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A Spanish novelist named, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, has quoted remarkably about "secrets" as:

“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.”

Robin Johns Grant is one such author who knows how to weave a bewitching tale filled with secrets in every page, that will leave her reader's minds in twists and knots. Her creation, Summer's Winter is not only a Christian book, but also has all the elements to make you sweat out in anticipation and curiosity, where you will find yourself sur
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Easy to read, Summer's Winter is also complex enough to really pique your curiosity. This Christian novel keeps you turning the pages to find the answer to questions like, is helping out movie star, Jamie Newkirk, really Jeanine's God-given mission or a silly adolescent daydream. And will Jamie ever find freedom from his manipulative, dysfunctional family? Or was Jamie really involved in the death of his mother and girlfriend? Kirkus Review has deemed Robin Grant "a Christian author to watch," a ...more
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Grant’s way with words and her sense of story. It’s not breathless when it doesn’t need to be, and gradually sets up story in a way that’s a luscious down comforter and not a bumpy, worn blanket. Since reading Jordan's Shadow, I knew Summer's Winter would be just as good.

Young Adult fiction can cover a great deal of circumstances and settings, but the genre involves exploration of self, growth, and a lot angst getting there. Skillfully melding twists and romance, blurring the lines betwee
Heather Langston
Summer's Winter is a sweet Christian romance with a hint of intrigue. I enjoyed reading this. Throughout a good portion of the book, I had a smile on my face and even chuckled a time or two. There were even times when I myself just wanted to reach into the pages and give Jamie a hug, bless his heart! It wasn't what some may say as "overly preachy" (in my opinion) nor was it like others where they just went to church (and that was all that was said about Christianity/God). It had just the right a ...more
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I saw Summer’s Winter reduced to 99 cents on Kindle, I couldn’t help myself…
But now that’s I’ve read it… I would pay at least $20 for a paper copy. It is up there as one of my favourite all time reads… one that I want to keep on my shelf to talk to friends about.
Robin Johns Grant has woven the perfect amount of tension, curiosity, suspense and romantic threads throughout her novel. The slight insights in the beginning drew me in completely to a place where I just had to keep reading. The ch
Carla Harris
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
The story of Jeannie and Jamie is a very different one.

A movie star and a somewhat preacher's daughter. Two very different people trying to find a place where they can find solace...he needs to find himself before he can love anyone. She needs to let go of a little girls fantasy. Their story is amazing of how they finally come together. It will make you smile and your sing!!!!!
Love it!

Jamie, a child actor now adult, finds himself in trouble, and as always, surrounded by people, but terribly alone.
Jeanine has been an outcast by choice since she was six because no one ever met her idea of peer.
Somehow her childhood dream of meeting and befriending Jamie Newkirk happened, and life is very interesting.
Good story, so very well written, and artfully rendered so you are always wondering.
Karen Starr
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great Read

the story was fast moving with a lot of twist and turns. I would love a follow up story with Charlie being the main character.
Keenan Ratushniak
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won-first-reads
I just won this book on first reads. I can't wait to receive it an dive in :D. I will update my review once I have read it. Thanks so much, ...more
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~~Given A Copy For Honest Review~~

Loved it! Page turner! Easy to follow! Fast paced, with twist you don't see coming! You have to read this book to see what everyone is talking about!
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Captivating Read

I wasn't sure what to expect but I am so happy that this little voice inside my head told me to get this book. My intuition did not lead me astray, I fully enjoyed this read from cover to cover. It was interesting and quirky enough to keep me interested. There is such an interesting mix of characters and with a bit of mystery made for a fun read. Well done! I look forward to seeing more from this author.
Ralph Piscopo
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Really enjoyed this book. Pulled at you all the time.I could follow the plot but thought the twists and turned made for a very interesting read. Keep up the good work. Will look forward to seeing a new book from you.
Jenny Carr
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting, and captivating plot if a little far fetched. There was a Christian theme, but I feel it lacked substance , and the idea of following God's will more verging on what Jeanine wanted herself. Would God really push us into close relationships with unbelievers ? ...more
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Jun 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Absolutely Brilliant Book!
May 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
It was my first book by Grant and I am ready for more.
Anya Blackhart
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gripping story from beginning til end.

Give it a try!
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Summer's Winter by Robin Johns Grant is a delightful read as she takes you into the world of celebrity and diehard fans.

Jeanine has been in love with movie star Jamie Newkirk since she was a little girl. While her father and mother worry about her obsession and do everything they can think of to dissuade her, Jamie is never far from her thoughts. Her one prayer to God from childhood has been to meet Jamie.

Jamie Newkirk has had trouble following him it seems all his life. First his mother dies of
Barbara Derksen
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
In SUMMER'S WINTER, author Robin Johns Grant weaves a story about two people, Jamie and Jeanine, who come from different backgrounds and differing beliefs. She is the daughter of a pastor who dreams of being a playwrite while he, raised in the self indulgent society of Hollywood, is an actor and has been since childhood. Intrigue surrounds the budding friendship whose only common thread is the character that Jamie has acted since he was a boy in the series "Summer". With believable characters, S ...more
Deborah Stanfield
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finished this book in just a couple of sittings. This was a definite page turner; I couldn't wait until the end so I could see how things turned out. If you want a fun read that will keep you guessing, definitely give this one a try! ...more
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very good
Nancy Martin
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put it down. I think it would appeal to teenagers and up because it works on so many levels. Great characters that you wish were real, compelling plot and great writing. ...more
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this sweet book about relationships, trials, and growth. You would never know this is the authors first!
Robert Geyman
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you like Danielle Steele you'll like Robin Johns Grant! I couldn't put the book down because I had to see what happened at all the twist and turns, I can't wait for Robin's next book! ...more
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ROBIN JOHNS GRANT  has been writing for most of her life. While waiting for her writing to pay off, she did some interesting things like being a secretary for private investigators, and some ordinary things like writing for university magazines and being a financial aid counselor. She also did a lot of crazy fan stuff and developed fascinations with books and movies like Harry Potter and Star Wars ...more

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