Book Review – An Island Summer By Jenny Hale

All that Meghan Gray has left of her beloved Pappy is his cottage on the edge of the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Longing to feel close to her grandfather, she returns to the golden sands of Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks for the summer, clutching the manilla envelope he gifted her tightly in her hand.

On her first night on the sun-drenched island, she meets brooding Toby Meyers, a local businessman. She might feel lost without Pappy, but looking into Toby’s sparkling blue eyes feels like coming home.

The beach house where she spent her childhood is just how she remembers: a shingled bungalow with two rocking chairs on the porch and shutters on the windows. As Meghan strolls along the sand with Toby, breathing in the salty air, she realizes she is making new memories…

When Meghan opens the envelope, she finds a black-and-white photograph of someone she doesn’t recognize. If she can find out its meaning, and why Pappy gave it to her, she’ll unlock a secret that has been hidden for decades. The truth has the power to change everything Meghan and Toby thought they knew about their lives—and it will either bring them together, or break their hearts…

Published Rate : 9 June 2022

My Review

Meghan return to Hatteras Island to her beloved grandpa’s home, where all her fond memories are. She met Toby and his dementia grandfather, Rupert who mistaken her for his good friend. As his delusional mind become more detailed, Meghan began to believe Rupert’s story. Meghan feel there is undeniable bond with Rupert and those snippet from Rupert turned out to be a secret that has been buried far too long. 

This book is about family drama, pasts and present, with a dash of mystery and love. It is a quick and sweet read about Meghan who return to her hometown to find a place that she belong. Along with this, there is mystery surrounding the relationship between Rupert and Meghan.

My Rating

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