An endearing novel of friendship, forgiveness, and second chances by New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart.
It was a lifetime ago that recently widowed Maggie Flynn was in Wyndham Beach. Now, on the occasion of her fortieth high school reunion, she returns to her hometown on the Massachusetts coast, picking up right where she left off with dear friends Lydia and Emma. But seeing Brett Crawford again stirs other emotions. Once, they were the town’s golden couple destined for one another. He shared Maggie’s dreams—and eventually, a shattering secret that drove them apart.
Buying her old family home and resettling in Wyndham Beach means a chance to start over for Maggie and her two daughters, but it also means facing her rekindled feelings for her first love and finally confronting—and embracing—the past in ways she never thought possible. Maggie won’t be alone. With her family and friends around her, she can weather this stormy turning point in her life and open her heart to the future. As for that dream shared and lost years ago? If Maggie can forgive herself, it still might come true.
Mariah Stewart writes beautiful books. An Invincible Summer is the first in a new series that begins with Maggie Flynn’s story. I instantly connected with Maggie, and took the book to the beach to read in my comfy oversized chair, where I immersed myself in her world.
It was easy for me to imagine the Wyndham Beach story setting from my place on the sand, and to empathize with Maggie, a recent widow who opens a new chapter in her life when she returns to her hometown for her fortieth high school reunion. There, she reconnects with best friends Liddy and Emma. When she sees high school flame Brett Crawford again, her story takes a trajectory that fuses her past with the present and a future she would never have expected.
An Invincible Summer is an intricately woven novel with a large cast of supporting characters including adult children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors who struggle with relatable issues and real life problems. I absolutely loved this book and look forward to book two in the series.
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