The Perfect Summer

The Perfect Summer

by Luanne Rice
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Overview

The Perfect Summer by Luanne Rice

Old friendships--and love--make all things new again.

The acclaimed author of Safe Harbor and other New York Times bestsellers returns to the seaside, delving into the heart of a once happy family facing troubled waters.

Bay McCabe relishes life’s simple pleasures, her children, her home by the sea. She has never forgotten the values of her Irish granny--the everyday happiness of family, good friends, and hard work. Bay and her husband, Sean, have weathered rough spells and moved on. Now a perfect summer, filled with the scent of beach roses, lies before them.

Charming and ambitious, Sean splits his energy between the town bank, his old fishing boat, and the family he seems to adore--until he leaves his young daughter stranded after school. As troubling memories resurface, a phone call confirms that Sean is missing. So begins a season that will change everything. As the door to all Bay cherishes seems to close forever, another opens, and an old love steps through. Embraced by enduring friendships, Bay will discover the truth of who she is--what love is--and how life’s deepest mysteries are often those closest to home.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553897746
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/29/2003
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 40,117
File size: 581 KB

About the Author

Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-one novels, including Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer’s Child, Silver Bells, Beach Girls, and Dance With Me. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.


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Date of Birth:

September 25, 1955

Place of Birth:

New Britain, CT

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Perfect Summer 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Aimee_Leon More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful love story and so sweet. With it's suspense and romance. The book is a real page turner. I enjoyed it alot. The story is about a new widow Bay, who is trying to get her life and the childrens lives together from their tragedy of losing her husband and their father. But not that tragic since he was not such a perfect husband to Bay. She already knew that she had to face her reality, and begin her life as the head of her family and maintainin the household. But in the middle Bay finds an old friend and soon resparks old feelings for eachother. All of these details details reveal a beautiful, couragous and unforgettable story. Luanne Rice writes wonderfully. This is the first novel of hers that I've read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel was so sweet, suspensful & romantic. It's a real page turner. The story is about a widow whose trying to get her and the childrens life together thru a tragedy. So beyound all that she still finds the ability to love & trust again. I'd recommend anyone to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, among others by Ms Rice, is very touching and emotional. It talks about life and what could happen in a flash of a second. I could not put it down once I began reading it because I wanted to know what will happen next. I cheered and I cried (well, got a bit chocked up) for the characters and how Ms. Rice can bring them together to a happy ending.
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I liked the story. I liked that it dealt with some of the real life problems with divorce and children caught between. It was good at the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, it had some mystery and romance to it....very nice read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
For twenty-five years Bay and Sean McCabe have been married and lived in Hubbard¿s Point, Connecticut. They have three preadolescent children. The couple has had their ups and downs especially caused by Sean¿s womanizing. However, ever since last year when their oldest child Annie overheard her father speaking romantically to another woman shaking up Sean, the relationship seems honest and solid.

The youngest child calls from the little league field to inform her mom that her dad failed to pick her up as previously arranged. Falling into routine, Bay rationalizes that Sean must be running late at the bank where he is a vice president and drives over to bring Peg home. When an employee of Sean calls asking for him and why he missed a key meeting, Bay begins to worry. Annie rides her bike to the family boat with Bay and a close friend Tara following. They find blood and call the police. Bay learns the FBI is involved because of embezzlement shenanigans at the bank. With her only lead being Dan Connolly, someone she had a puppy crush on before she married, Bay makes inquiries into what happened to her spouse.

Luanne Rice¿s latest thriller is THE PERFECT SUMMER novel for fans of police procedural romances. The action is loaded and the tension shrewdly elevated especially as Bay begins to realize that her spouse is not coming home and as she, Tara, and Annie begin to unravel the truth. Though the interrelationships are explained, they still seem stretched until the dichotomously plausible final note to Annie is found and explains all to readers who will find this an entertaining romantic suspense tale.

Harriet Klausner