Monday, September 30, 2019

The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

About the Author
For twenty-something Sara Witherspoon and her group of friends, a perfect Southern summer includes lake-house getaways, wedding planning, outdoor concerts, and a dash of romance. But for these seven friends who love each other like family, this year, summer rolls in with changes for everyone.
Sara's longtime crush, Luke, has been her best friend for as long as she has been a part of the group. When Luke begins seriously dating another of their friends, Sara's forced to deal with her hurt and jealousy, while outwardly try to support them both.
While Sara comes to terms with her own heart and her friends' relationships, an unexpected handsome pilot from North Carolina and an old flame are thrown into the mix. Knowing her heart suddenly becomes much more complicated.
But as time unfolds and friendships begin to unravel, Sara and the others are presented with the reality of what a season of change does to old friendships and new love interests.
Does growing older mean growing apart?

My Thoughts
This book wrecked me in a beautiful way. I loved it and hated it, it was wonderful and awful, basically it was abso-freakin-lutely amazing. The way it was written was so powerful and I felt every emotion like it was my very own. I cried, not out of sadness, but because it honestly felt like it was my heart breaking, not Sara’s. I literally became a part of the story. I would switch from wanting to never put it down to having to step away and catch my breath. I saw a lot of myself in Sara which made everything even more real for me, I could see myself making the exact same choices that she made.
I kept changing my mind on how I wanted the story to go but the way it ended way absolutely how it needed to be.
I loved the message woven throughout the book that we are broken humans but God can use our brokenness and we need to let the grace that He has poured out on us overflow to others. I can’t recommend this book enough and now I am extremely anxious to read the sequel!

Meet the Author
Brandy Bruce is the author of Looks Like Love and the Romano foodie series. She's worked in book publishing for more than ten years--editing, writing, reading, and making good use of online dictionaries. She's a graduate of Liberty University and currently works as a freelance book editor. She and her husband make their home in Colorado with their three children. When Brandy isn't editing manuscripts or writing novels, she loves spending time with her family, baking any kind of cheesecake, watching movies based on Jane Austen novels, or curling up with a favorite book. You can contact her through her blog at Find her on Twitter at @BrandyBruce.


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