Summer Friends

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, Jul 1, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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In this compelling novel set against the beautiful backdrop of Ogunquit, Maine, the bestselling author of Tuscan Holiday and One Week in December portrays an unexpected friendship, and its consequences for two very different women as time inevitably sweeps them into adulthood

Over the course of one eventful summer, nine-year-old native Mainer Delphine Crandall and Maggie Weldon, a privileged girl "from away, become best friends. Despite the social gulf between them, their bond is strengthened during vacations spent rambling around Ogunquit s beaches and quiet country lanes, and lasts throughout their college years in Boston. It seems nothing can separate them, yet after graduation, Delphine and Maggie slowly drift in different directions

With her MBA, Maggie acquires a lucrative career, and eventually marries. Delphine is drawn back home, her life steeped in family and the Maine community she loves. Twenty years pass, until one summer, Maggie announces she s returning to Ogunquit to pay an extended visit. And for the first time, the friends are drawn to reflect on their choices and compromises, the girls they were and the women they ve become, the promises kept and broken-and the deep, lasting ties that even time can never quite wash away

"An honest, forceful novel about love, family, and sacrifice. --Booklist on One Week in December

"It does the trick as a beach book and provides a touristy taste of Maine s seasonal attractions. --Publishers Weekly on The Family Beach House

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

Summer Friends by Holly Chamberlin This summer novel is about two women who met each other as girls and summered each year in the same town in Maine. Delphine Crandall not only works the family farm ... Read full review

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User Review  - WaltNoise - LibraryThing

Summer Friends is a fine novel of friendship, family, and the passage of time. Well-plotted and written, you will enjoy it, and it will make you think. Don’t pigeonhole it as chick lit or a mere beach read because of the cover! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Holly Chamberlin is the bestselling author of Summer Friends, Family Beach House and One Week in December. Readers can visit her website at hollychamberlin.com.

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