The Summer Everything Changed by Holly Chamberlin

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating


Bestselling author Holly Chamberlin welcomes readers to the sunny beaches and unspoiled beauty of Maine, in this poignant, thoughtful new novel of a mother and daughter in the midst of profound change. . .

When Louise Bessire was living in Boston, she dreamed of another way of life, far from the phony smiles and small-talk of corporate dinners. Now she's got what she wanted--though not exactly in the way she hoped. Blindsided by her husband's affair, Louise has used her divorce settlement to buy Blueberry Bay, a picturesque bed and breakfast in Ogunquit. And with a celebrity wedding taking place on the premises this summer, business is looking up.

While Louise deals with paparazzi and wedding planners, her sixteen-year-old daughter, Isobel, is falling hard for local boy Jeff Otten. Being singled out by Jeff--nineteen, handsome, and from a wealthy family--almost makes up for her father's increasing neglect. Yet even in the glow of golden beach days there are sudden, heart-wrenching revelations for both Louise and Isobel. It will be a summer that tests their strength and courage and proves that through every changing season, nothing is as steadfast as a mother's love. . .

Praise for the novels of Holly Chamberlin

"A thoughtful social commentary and tender narration of friendship and loyalty." --Publishers Weekly on Last Summer

"Nostalgia over real-life friendships lost and regained pulls readers into the story." –USA Today on Summer Friends


About Holly Chamberlin

See more books from this Author
Holly Chamberlin lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
Published June 25, 2013 by Kensington Books. 401 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Reader Rating for The Summer Everything Changed

An aggregated and normalized score based on 29 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review