Summer in Good Hope

Summer in Good Hope

by Cindy Kirk


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A widow at twenty-six, Primrose Bloom returns to idyllic Good Hope, Wisconsin, with her two rambunctious young boys, seeking the beauty of the lakeside landscape and the comfort of home. After the loss of her husband and her job, all she’s looking for is peace.

Prim is resolved not to date again until her boys are in college, but her will starts crumbling whenever she’s around her former high school debate partner, Max Brody—who just happens to live in the charming cottage next door. Max has reservations of his own about giving love a second chance and is determined to keep his distance. But when the two pair up to work on the town’s Fourth of July celebration, the fireworks over Green Bay aren’t the only sparks flying. Are Prim and the small-town boy she left behind perfectly wrong for each other…or perfectly right?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503934641
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: A Good Hope Novel Series , #2
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Cindy Kirk started writing after taking a class at a local community college. But her interest in the written word began years earlier, when she was in her teens. At sixteen, she wrote in her diary: “I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t be a writer.” After her daughter went to college, she turned to her first love and jumped straight into book-length fiction. She loves reading and writing romance novels because she believes in the power of love and in happily ever after. An incurable romantic and an eternal optimist, Kirk loves seeing her characters grow and learn from their mistakes and, in the process, achieve a happy ending through the power of love. She and her high-school-sweetheart husband live in Nebraska with their two dogs.

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Summer in Good Hope 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
GinaBina22 More than 1 year ago
Another absolutely lovely book in the Good Hope series by Cindy Kirk, Summer in Good Hope is 5 stars! I received this book as an ARC copy in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank you again to Cindy Kirk!!!! Summer in Good Hope is the second book in the Good Hope series set in Wisconsin. Let me give you a little background info on the town itself in this series. It is a small town and its charming and quaint - neighbors helping neighbors, a beautiful town square decorated for each holiday, traditional town events, and of course the Cherries - a group a women in the town who help to organize events, raise money for the town etc. Many different personalities among the Cherries, makes me smile, which only adds to the allure of this book! Primrose Bloom is a widow with twin boys and moves back to Good Hope, her hometown, after losing her job. It's great because she can be close to her father Steve, and her sister Ami. She almost immediately runs into Max Brody, an old friend/flame from her youth. Max lives next door to the house Prim is renting - he's grown into a handsome man! - he and Prim instantly connect with sparks! In an attempt to bring Max and Prim together, Prim is voted in as a Cherry to replace Gladys, the treasurer of the group. Gladys is an older woman and is a total hoot playing match maker! As Gladys often works closely with Max regarding numbers, Prim is now the one slated to work with Max and also to plan the Independence Day parade together. Along the way, things start heating up for Prim and Max - Cindy Kirk writes love scenes that will make you swoon! - I like how Prim is levelheaded and always considers her sons and takes precautions. Max is a doll and is so in love with Prim, it is so apparent, and it truly is heartwarming to read! The only snag in this blossoming relationship is the fact that Prim is a widow - with that comes a past love that will never go away (understandably), and an interfering mother-in-law. Will Max and Prim be able to to stay the course on this journey they've begun? Not telling! I do envy any person opening Summer in Good Hope for the first time, as the enchanting experience is a romance reader's delight! Enjoy, Happy Reading!
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - "I want it all..." Stars! Cindy Kirk is an author new to me, but after reading the blurb for Summer in Good Hope I was sold. A series set in a small town, focusing on one family but offering up a different member and generalized story along the way, in each new book is literally heaven for me, it gives you a chance to get stuck in and feel part of the family with each new release and experience everyone’s highs, and lows along the way. This isn’t the first book in the Good Hope series, and although I am dying to now go back and read Christmas in Good Hope you can definitely read them as standalones, if my experience with this one is any indication. "You’re family. Always have been. Always will be." This was just a sweet easy-going read. Primrose Bloom has moved back to Good Hope with her young twin sons after becoming a widow at a young age, her family are a large part of the town so she is pretty much welcomed back with open arms. "You, Primrose Bloom, are a rare blossom." Max Brody, who as luck would have it turns out to be her next door neighbor when she moves into her new house, has always had a soft spot for Prim, and its clear from very early on that being two years widowed, and making a vow to give up dating until her six year old sons go to college is not going to put a stop to the growing feelings they have for each other or the attraction that feels like it never went away. The fire that once burned for this man still smouldered. You can tell right off who the town heroes and villains are, and I won’t lie and say the story-line offered up anything new in the way of romance, but I loved getting to know the Bloom family in general, the secondary characters in the towns folk of Good Hope and add in two young boys in Prims son’s Callum and Connor, and it was just a lovely, feelgood, engaging read. I really hope the author has more stories for this series available in the near future, there are still single and available Bloom sisters to match up, and the town Mayor and interim Chief of Police, look like potential suitors! ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was a pleasure to provide the above honest review.
julieford More than 1 year ago
I received this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank you Cindy Kirk. Summer In Good Hope is the second book in the series but can also stand alone. This book is so good that you lose track of time while reading it. This is the story of Primrose Bloom, a widow, who returns home to Good Hope with her twin sons. She vows to not date until her sons are grown but things change. Max has been in love with Prim since school. She now lives next door. Max and Prim work together on the Independence Day Parade, Max coaches Prim's sons in T-ball and Max vows to protect Prim from a burglar that has been terrorizing the community. As Max and Prim spend time together their feelings develop and love blooms.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Another amazing read in this series! If you love small town sweet romances then this book and series is for you. It's filled with family, heartache, and new beginnings. Primrose Bloom lost her husband two years ago. After dealing with the devastating loss while raising her young twin boys and losing her job, she moves back home to Good Hope to restart her life. With a plan not to date again until her six year old boys are out of the house, she never expects to feel the attraction to Max Brody. Max doesn't have any plans to get involved with anyone, much less someone with kids. Spending time together is inevitable though when they are teamed up on a community project and they just happen to be neighbors. This is one you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it.