The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey
368 pages, Hardcover
Publication July 11, 2023
Genre: Womens Fiction
Taken from Goodreads: Four women come together to save the summer camp that changed their lives and rediscover themselves in the process in this moving new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Veil and the Peachtree Bluff series.
Nearly thirty years ago, in the wake of a personal tragedy, June Moore bought Camp Holly Springs and turned it into a thriving summer haven for girls. But now, June is in danger of losing the place she has sacrificed everything begins to realize how much she has used the camp to avoid facing difficulties in her life.
June’s niece, Daphne, met her two best friends, Lanier and Mary Stuart, during a fateful summer at camp. They’ve all helped each other through hard things, from heartbreak and loss to substance abuse and unplanned pregnancy, and the three are inseparable even in their thirties. But when attorney Daphne is confronted with a relationship from her past—and a confidential issue at work becomes personal—she is faced with an impossible choice.
Lanier, meanwhile, is struggling with tough decisions of her own. After a run-in with an old flame, she is torn between the commitment she made to her fiancé and the one she made to her first love. And when a big secret comes to light, she finds herself at odds with her best friend…and risks losing the person she loves most.
But their personal problems, nothing is more important to these songbirds than Camp Holly Springs. When the women learn their childhood oasis is in danger of closing, they band together to save it, sending them on a journey that promises to open the next chapters in their lives.
My Thoughts you have ever gone to summer camp this book will stir some memories of , the , and the feeling of heading off on the adventure of a lifetime.
Kristy Woodson Harvey wrote a book of friendships that lasts all of time. Four little girls go to Camp Holly Springs and become lifelong friends. These four women help each with hard things, asking each other to do things that they just cannot bring themselves to do. I love that there are never any questions as to why they do it, the friends just step up and help each other out. Each woman is going through their own trial in life and the others are right there with them, holding hands and holding each other up with support and love.
Everything about The Summer of Songbirds screams friendships, family, and love. The book is Kristy at her best. It is easily the best of Women’s Fiction for 2023.
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Meet Kristy Woodson Harvey (Taken from her website): Kristy Woodson Harvey is the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of ten novels including Under the Southern Sky, The Peachtree Bluff Series, The Wedding Veil and The Summer of Songbirds. Her Peachtree Bluff Series is currently in development with NBC with Kristy as co-writer and co-executive producer. She is the winner of the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, and her books have received numerous accolades including Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads, Entertainment Weekly’s Spring Reading Picks, and Katie Couric’s Most Anticipated Reads.