The Summer House
Callie Weaver and her 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 sal ...more
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
When Callie sees Luke Sullivan, a millionaire trying to learn to surf, she is immediately drawn to him. However, ...more
Callie & Olivia, friends since childhood, are pooling their resources to buy/open a bed and breakfast in a beach house both have long admire ...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
I've read several of this author's books that take place during the Christmas holiday season and, despite a lot of implausibility in them, have really enjoyed them. Perhaps it's the "magic of the season" in the Christmas books that make it easier to forgive things in the plot.
There were just several things in this book that were so unlikely. Major plot points that were resolved with barely any discord were a bit unbelievable. It's stressed so many times that these tw ...more
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Book Review: The Summer House by Jenny Hale
Second chance romance while renovating a beautiful beach house with your best friend. Does it get any better?
Can I just move into Jenny Hale's books? First, I read Christmas Wishes & Mistletoes Kisses & really enjoyed it. Je ...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
Callie and her best friend Olivia have decided to open a B&B by renovating a house that they've admired and loved for years. Callie is thrilled to leave behind a bad relationship and her old job and throw herself into a new life and project. She meets Luke Sullivan, ...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 from he ...more
She was included in Oprah Magazine’s “ ...more