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 salt f ...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 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
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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 & reall ...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 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.
** 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
You know when you’re on the verge of a reading slump? Sometimes I look for shows to watch, other times I’ll switch genres. When I looked for another genre to read, I immediately gravitated towards Jenny Hale’s The Summer House. I love Hale’s stories for the light reads, but especially for the stories of love and friendship.
The Summer House is a story that I would recommend to anyo ...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
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