Book Review Of “The Summer Sail” By Wendy Francis @Touchstonebooks @Netgalley
A trio of college friends who reunite aboard a cruise ship experience an unforgettable vacation in this compelling novel from the author of The Summer of Good Intentions, which was hailed as “everything a summer read should be” by Elin Hilderbrand.
Three college roommates are celebrating a twentieth wedding anniversary by taking a cruise to Bermuda. As the ship pulls away from the pier, everyone is looking forward to lounging by the pool, sipping sunset cocktails, and reminiscing. Abby, the mother hen of the group, will be celebrating her wedding anniversary in style, even as she and her husband keep a secret from the group. Ambitious career woman Caroline happily anticipates several stress-free days away from her magazine job with her boyfriend, Javier, who may or may not be finally inspired to propose. And single mom Lee (annoyingly gorgeous and irresistibly popular in college) hopes she’ll win back the affections of her formerly sweet daughter Lacey, who after her first year in college, has inexplicably become a little bit of a monster.
As the balmy pink shores of Bermuda come into view, tensions simmer, and old jealousies flare, sending the temperature from soothing to scorching in this engrossing tale of three best friends on a vacation they won’t soon forget—but not for the reasons they expect. (From Goodreads)
Thank you to Touchstone Books and to Netgalley for sending me a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review .
I rate this book a 3 out of 5 stars.
It was a cute read, and made me wish I was back on the cruise that I took in May. It also made me wish that I had a group of friends like this. If I could paint a picture of a good, fun, and quick summer read, this one definitely fits the bill.
I’d say I found the character of Abby the most relate-able to me and maybe Lee too, because my own teenage daughter is a little bit of a monster! haha! . In my old group of friends I was always the mother hen, the one that made sure everyone was safe, sound, and tucked into bed. I loved the banter between these women, the ease of their friendship, and the moments where they recalled everything they had been through together. For lovers of Chick Lit, and Women’s Fiction, this will be the perfect book for you!! If I enjoyed it, than I know you will too!