I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for That Summer in Maine by Brianna Wolfson. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to MIRA and Brianna Wolfson for letting me be a part of this fun tour.
Title: That Summer in Maine
Author: Brianna Wolfson
Published by: MIRA
Released: June 23, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher through Netgalley
Synopsis: A novel about mothers and daughters, about taking chances, about exploding secrets and testing the boundaries of familyYears ago, during a certain summer in Maine, two young women, unaware of each other, met a charismatic man at a craft fair and each had a brief affair with him. For Jane it was a chance to bury her recent pain in raw passion and redirect her life. For Sue it was a fling that gave her troubled marriage a way forward.
Now, sixteen years later, the family lives these women have made are suddenly upended when their teenage girls meet as strangers on social media. They concoct a plan to spend the summer in Maine with the man who is their biological father. Their determination puts them on a collision course with their mothers, who must finally meet and acknowledge their shared past and join forces as they risk losing their only daughters to a man they barely know. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This story, That Summer in Maine, offered a really interesting family dynamic. It deals with multiple families that get bigger with the more layers uncovered. It's got secrets and acceptance. These characters have to face the past in order to have a more fulfilling future.
I was really interested in this story. It had a lot that was going on with it. Sometimes the characters acted out and made dumb decisions, sometimes they annoyed me, but I enjoyed seeing all of their journeys.
I enjoyed this story. It dealt with some important topics in a good way. I enjoyed the writing style. If you like women's fiction, I'd definitely say give it a read.
Brianna Wolfson is a New York native living in San Francisco. Her narrative nonfiction has been featured on Medium, Upworthy and The Moth. She buys a lottery ticket every Friday.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for That Summer in Maine by Brianna Wolfson. Thanks so much to MIRA and Brianna Wolfson for letting me be a part of the tour!