Date: 12th April 2022
Source: Publicist via NetGalley
“As the older sibling to identical twins Violet and Lily, Cami Porter was always the odd sister out. The divide grew even wider when their parents split up—while the twins stayed in Cape Sanctuary with their free-spirited mother, Rosemary, fourteen-year-old Cami moved to LA with her attorney father. Nearly twenty years later, when Cami gets the terrible news that Lily has drowned saving a child’s life, her mother begs her to return home to help untangle the complicated estate issues her sister left behind.
Navigating their own strained relationship, Cami readjusts to the family and community she hasn’t known for decades, including the neighbor who stands in the way of her late sister’s dream, while Violet grieves the loss of her twin and struggles to figure out who she is now, without her other half, as the little girl Lily saved pulls her back into the orbit of the man she once loved.”
Summer at the Cape is a delightful read and I really enjoyed my time there.
We meet two sisters Cami and Violet. Two sisters who don’t know each other all that well. When their parents split Cami was left with her Dad and Violet and her twin Lily went with their mother. Now Lily is dead and the family comes together to mourn her and honor her.
There is some drama and tension when Rosemary – their mother hits a rough spot with the glam tenting experience she has set up is in danger when Franklin and his son seem to not want it. The land is leased from them and Jon thinks his father was taken for a ride.
As the story evolves so do relationships. Violet finds out that Cami is better than she thought. She grieves for her sister, and finds that a person she loved and lost might be found again. Cami too is finding an attraction in rather a surprising person, and even Rosemary and Ted their parents are about to surprise the girls too.
This story is about family, community and caring. It is heartwarming and charming and carries all the good things RaeAnne Thayne brings to her books.