Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Summer Spark by Ginnie Carmichael

Title:  Summer Spark
Series:  Sour Seasons Serial #1
Author:  Ginnie Carmichael
Published:  December 11/14
Length:  69pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Desperate to keep her teenage daughter from running with the wrong crowd again, Elsie Anderson makes the painful decision to leave Seattle for good. For her, solitude is a small price to pay for keeping Sophie out of trouble. Love is the last thing on Elsie’s mind, especially in a small town like Smithfield, Virginia.

Alex Becker is the star of Smithfield's firefighting department. He may be a hero, but at night he sees a broken man in the mirror. There was a time when he believed in love, but that all disappeared after he unexpectedly lost his wife late last year.

They both need a second chance at love. Will Elsie be able to overcome her fear of getting another broken heart? Will Alex ever be able to love again?

My Review:

Carmichael has created a well written, entertaining introduction to her new serial. The story is uniquely thought provoking while also being a sweet read. Unlike so many serials that we’ve seen as of late, Carmichael writes this short story so that it can be read in and of itself. Sure there is a large lead in to the next story in the serial, but this is also an enjoyable read in its own right.

We get to meet some intriguing individuals in this story. Carmichael develops her characters well, allowing reader to interact with them on a deeper level. I may not agree with some of the decisions made by the characters, but I could always understand them.

Overall, this was a great introduction to Carmichael’s serial. I’m definitely interested to see what happens next.

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