The Summer House
Callie Weaver and best friend Olivia Dixon have finally done it: put their life savings into the beach house they admired through childhood summers, on the dazzling white sand of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. They’re going to buff the salt from its windows, paint its sun-bleached sidings, and open it as a bed and breakfast.
While Callie and Olivia are working on the house they stumble across an ol ...more
"The Summer House" by Jenny Hale was a really enjoyable read. I read it quickly because it was hitting home. The Outer Banks is one of my favorite places in the US to just be myself. I would love, and can picture myself, in a cottage on the shore there (a far cry from where I love - just dreaming). This book sent me there and it ma ...more
Can we please take a moment to appreciate the beauty of that cover?! I mean seriously, it’s stunning, it makes me want to dive right in. The Summer House was a perfectly satisfying summer read that I devoured in an afternoon. It had me longing to have my toes in the sand and the sea breeze in my hair, meanwhile I’m actually in Arizona where ninety something degrees is considered “not too hot at all!” Sigh.
Callie was the sort of character that ...more
Callie & Olivia, friends since childhood, are pooling their resources to buy/open a bed and breakfast in a beach house both have long ad ...more
I really enjoyed the characters in this story, especially the leads Callie and Luke. Callie is focused on work and trying to get The Beachcomber ready for guests, and is really closed off to potential romances. She finds a journal that belonged to the previous owner that could contain secrets.
Callie is literally s ...more
Transporting us to the white sand of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, with stunning descriptions that made you feel right there in the story. We meet Callie Weaver and best friend Olivia Dixon. Who are doing up a Beach house to open it has a Bed and Breakfast. Then along comes pretty boy local heartthrob Luke Sullivan ...more
I'm a fan of Jenny Hale's writing,I love to read her stories during Christmas and Summer times and this was not an exception.I really liked this lovely, warm, summery, colourful story.
The author made a beautiful work with the description of the landscape,I'm italian so when I closed this book I went on google to look to some Outer Banks pictures and they looked like what I have envisioned while reading.
Callie, our heroine,is so focused on the success of her business she thinks there is no time
As someone who lived on the Outer Banks for 10 years, I was transported back there in The Summer House and I found myself wishing I had a friends like Callie and Olivia. As we join them to renovate The Beachcomber Inn, we get a summer full of fri ...more
Jenny Hale has written a perfect summery story, meant to be read in the light sun by the sea with tea and cookies. Her descriptions and the flow of the story transported me directly on the sandy beach into the home and heart of the characte ...more
Callie Weaver and her best friend, Olivia decide it’s time for fresh start and invest in a beach house. Their plan is to renovate and open the house as a bed & breakfast at North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Whilst out getting some lunch one day, Callie unexpectedly meets local heartthrob, Luke Sullivan. She finds herself drawn to him, despite feeling that a relationship is the furthest thing fro ...more
** I received an advanced readers copy from Bookouture via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**
Callie and her best friend Olivia bought the summer home that they admired on the Outer Banks as children with the hopes of turning it into a successful bed and breakfast. With renovations and a time crunch in front of them, Callie never dreamt that a potential love interest would be in her future. A chance run ...more
The Summer House is all about Callie and Luke. Callie is finally beginning to realise her dream of owning a B&B with her ...more
*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
Callie and her best friend Olivia have put their savings together and they have bough the The Beachcomber. It’s a lovely beach house on the Outer Bnks of North Carolina. Their dream is to open it as a bed and breakfast and Callie spends every day getting the house ready.
However, she catches the attention of gorgeous Luke Sullivan, who comes across as a bit of a player. Callie gets to know him though and realises that he is differe ...more
Two best friends, Callie and Oliva buy an older house on the coast in North Carolina. They have worked tirelessly preparing the house for a quaint bed and breakfast. Meanwhile Callie meets Luke Sullivan - seriously hot material! He begins to ask Callie out and things are looking rosy. Then ...more
The storyline is fabulous and includes a great twist as it winds down towards the end making you wish there would be a sequel so you can follow where this great couple go next. It’s one of those books you can easily fall into and binge your way to the finish without taking ...more
Needing changes in their lives Callie and her best friend Olivia decide now is the time to buy, renovate, and open the B&B they've been dreaming about since they were kids vacationing on the outer banks. The last thing Callie has time for is a new romance but for Luke Sullivan making the time seems well worth it. The paparazzi may have painted him as an uncaring ...more
This is my first try at a book by author Jenny Hale. This was a great read with strong and well-developed characters and a believable plot. There was a small mystery withing the story, but the book was not a mystery. Two best friends are renovating a summer house in the Outer Banks and plan to turn it into a bed and breakfast. Along the way, they encounter family, old and new friends and of course a romantic interest or two. Beautifully wri ...more
One of the main reasons I chose to read this book was the cover. It's just so darn cute and the book did not disappoint! I found myself smiling through the whole book and not wanting the book to end. The only thing I disliked about the book was the ending seemed abrupt. I wish there was another chapter or two to tell more about Claire and Luke's relationship. I hope there will be a second book! Overall the book was a ...more
The Summer House is a lovely feel good romance which is set in a small town on the Outer Banks. The atmosphere is cosy and has a summery touch to it.
The characters are loveable and I really liked Callie and Luke. They had a charming chemistry and Luke was such a sweet guy.
I wish there had been a bit more about the B&B Callie and her best friend set up.
The book is a perfect beach read with a HEA.
Thanks to Bookouture and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.
I wasn't sure about this one at first. None of the characters really grabbed me. At about the half way mark some tension was introduced and it really picked up. If you have the patience to stick with it, it's a decent summer read.
Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.
While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, an ...more