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The Summer My Life Began Box Set

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Em has always known what her life will contain: an internship at her father's firm, a degree from Harvard, and a career as a lawyer.

The only problem is, it's not what she wants.

So when she gets the opportunity to spend a month with the aunt she never knew, she jumps at the chance.

Then there's the laid-back local surfer boy who is everything Em isn't. Naturally, she can't r
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Kindle Edition, 433 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by SEG Publishing
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Cath
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the complete collection set of books in this series, book one is focussed on Em and book two is focussed on Gwenny. The two girls are sisters and come from an affluent Boston family, where their futures have already been laid out clearly for them, Ivy League college, studying for Em then working in their father’s law firm, getting married to one of the sons of another similar family. Em is just about to graduate high school and is set to spend her summer doing an intern job for a law fir ...more
Vedika Sheth
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Em (The Summer My Life Began Book 1)
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Content:
I loved this YA romance. It’s just like a Sarah Dessen or Kasie West novel. I’ve read some of Shannon’s books before such as the Piper Investigation series, (link of my review below.) I have loved every book that I have read and this was no exception to that rule.

The story follows Em who has lived the perfect life. Maybe a little too perfect. When she gets graduation congratulations from a long lost aunt asking if she would li
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Emily Pennington
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This wonderful reading experience includes both books in “The Summer My Life Began” set. You will read about Em, Cade, Gwenny, and Levi. You will be caught up in music, cooking, the beach, happiness, love, secrets, and even heartbreak. The two books are: Book One: Em, and Book Two: Gwenny. The first book is Em’s who, because her life was always laid out for her, had no experience in active decision-making for her future and now struggles making the right choices and changes in her life. The othe ...more
Anonymous 5
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first time reading something by this author. These were an entertaining and enjoyable set of books. The stories were well-written and flowed nicely. The plot in each book was interesting and had some twists and turns that made for an interesting and intriguing story. The characters were strong and well-developed. The author did a nice job of bringing this story to life with vivid descriptions and well-developed scenes. I enjoyed this set and am looking forward to reading more by this ...more
Krista
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Summer My Life Began revolves around two sisters, Em and Gwenny. Their stories are of finding yourself, finding the strength to live the life you want, forgiveness and love. Family secrets can either tear a family apart or make them stronger. These are two great stories! Anna Island is very easy to get lost in.
Kate Smith
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the first story, Em's Story, better than the second story.
The first book was really heartwarming. I loved how much Em grew throughout the book and how she changed as a person. I was hoping she would and she did. The twist at the end was very unexpected and helped explain the story and tie up some lose ends. It really made the story. The chapter had me hooked and the book didn't go how I thought it would but that's what grabbed my attention and kept me reading.
There were a few s
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Margo Davies
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Summer is the perfect time to kick back and relax at the beach or by the pool and dive headfirst into a new book — and this book is the perfect book to welcome summer. Greenland's writing style is warm, light, and refreshing - just like a summer breeze, even when the book tackles some pretty heavy topics. I enjoyed that the main focus of the book wasn't the romance, but family dynamics (especially loved Em and Gwenny's relationship) and coming of age aspects to the book. Wish I could book a room ...more
Jeanne Richardson
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This box set is the 1st time I've read anything written by Shannon Greenland; she has done an excellent job at writing a good set of books; I will definitely be reading more of her books.

The story lines caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this box set via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather Bane
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book set. Each book is well written with well written characters. Each book hooked me from the beginning and kept me interested throughout. I definitely will be reading more from this author. I recommend reading.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Barbara
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A boxed set with two great stories about sisters Em and Gwenny and the different life styles they live, and what happens when they go to away two years apart for a Summer to Anna Island. Cade comes into Em's life and Levi comes into Gwenny's. I enjoyed reading this book by an Author I have not read before. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Bev
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it, have-read
This really is a young adult romance series, something I don't usually read. I did like the storylines and the characters were pretty good. I would recommend it for a young adult. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this box set from Booksprout.
Christine Campbell
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This collection of books will have you into them from page one of each book I loved how they were made out to be and how they turned out

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Merri
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great summer read! I got it free from the author. It had a great title the summer my life began.
Jennifer Coffman Love
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mystery, drama, angst, love and fun; all while discovering themselves. These are wonderful stories! I enjoyed them so much and can’t wait for more. Shannon is so talented.
Summer love is the best💜
Sara
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This played as a perfect movie as I read it. I highly enjoyed this! Shannon Greenland never disappoints.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Things you should know about me: I write novels! Some have won awards. Others have been bestsellers. Under Shannon Greenland (my real name) you’ll find spies, adventure, and romantic suspense. Under S. E. Green (my pen) you’ll find dark and gritty fiction about serial killers, cults, secret societies that do bad things, and whatever else my twisted brain deems to dream up. I’m on Instagram, Twitte ...more

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