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A mermaid statue could be the cause of heartbreak or everlasting romance for a practical-minded police chief and his first love—in the second of the delicious Bayberry Island trilogy by national bestselling author Susan Donovan.... Every instinct told Police Chief Clancy Flynn that his island’s claim to fame was nothing but a silly tourist attraction. But now and then, heA mermaid statue could be the cause of heartbreak or everlasting romance for a practical-minded police chief and his first love—in the second of the delicious Bayberry Island trilogy by national bestselling author Susan Donovan.... Every instinct told Police Chief Clancy Flynn that his island’s claim to fame was nothing but a silly tourist attraction. But now and then, he couldn’t help but wonder if his lifetime of bad romances—starting with the pretty tourist who broke his twelve-year-old heart—could be traced back to a childhood prank involving that very statue.... Then one day the pretty tourist comes barreling back into Bayberry—all grown-up and on the run with her niece. Though Evelyn McGuinness is wanted for kidnapping, she tries to persuade Clancy that there’s more to the story. Now the by-the-book police chief must make the toughest decision of his life: to take Evelyn into custody—or into his arms.......

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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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The Sweetest Summer Reviews

  • Debbie Lester
    2019-05-01 02:41

    Susan Donovan brings reader's the second book in her Bayberry Island series, centering around a local mermaid statue with a legend for finding true love. The Sweetest Summer is exactly what it appears to be, a sweet romance, that is both heartwarming and enchanting at the same time. Where Donovan differs from the 'same ol' love story' is in the details. Her ability to add secondary conflict and emotional situations sets this book apart from the typical contemporary romance. Donovan provides a great follow-up to Sea of Love and will have readers waiting, not so patiently, for her next offering!What I liked:Susan's Donovan's books always make me smile. That in itself is a great compliment to any author. She has the ability to allow readers to become invested in her characters, to share in their victories and even in their defeats. She endears her readers by making her characters real. Often in books the main characters are unattainable for one reason or another. They may have lived hundreds of years in the past or they could just be the kind of person the reader would never have the opportunity to associate with. But Donovan's crowning glory in the Bayberry Island series comes from making her characters accessible to readers. They are easy to identify with and their circumstances are often ones the reader has experienced themselves or wish to, where love is concerned.Evie and Clancy, have a shared past. First love. Nothing is sweeter than that. That first time when you experience your heart rate speeding up or wanting to spend every moment with another person. Donovan's portrayal of this wonderful time in the lives of two teenagers is compelling and heartfelt. Her story takes place in the present, but the flashbacks to fourteen year old Evie and Clancy give the book a feeling of nostalgia and stand to make the reader even more enamored with their story. Donovan uses this literary technique so well that readers will feel like they have actually read two romances instead of one. I liked that idea and it certainly added depth and emotion to the story.I was expecting a typical romance without a lot of fluff. Donovan's books often have a charm about them that make them a perfect candidate for a summer read in the hammock or on the beach. But this particular book had a bit more substance. The conflict involved in the story surrounded a kidnapping. Evie was kidnapped her niece, Christina and has returned to Bayberry Island to hide. At first I wasn't sure I was going to find her reasons for taking the toddler justifiable. But the more I read the more Donovan convinced me of Evie's reasons and motivation. This part of the story added a whole new layer to both the emotional impact of the novel, and the authors intent to make her storyline current and believable. Is it possible that a family member might kidnap a child to keep them safe from other unsavory elements in that child's life? Absolutely! It happens all the time. Are they right in doing so? That's the real question, isn't it. It was well done and made me think, not what you expect from a romance, huh?What I didn't like:The villain in this story is Christina's biological father, who happens to be a member of congress. Not exactly a character that would easily be thwarted. My problem with him was not in who he was, but his characteristics and personality were not consistent. He flip-flops around a bit and doesn't come across as a very credible character. I think Donovan let him get away from her a bit. Bottom Line:I really enjoyed this book. I thought Donovan provided fantastic characters, who were real and identifiable. I thought she used humor in a subtle way and that the romance was believable and sweet. It was a heartwarming story that had some grit to it. Each aspect of the story was well written and very engaging. A great addition to the series!

  • Lynsey (A Bookish Life)
    2019-04-26 01:27

    The sweetest summer of Police Chief Clancy Flynn's life was the one when he met, and fell in love with, Evelyn McGuinness. It just about broke his heart when her vacation ended and she had to leave. So imagine how much his little police shorts get in a twist when she turns back up again years later looking as gorgeous as ever...And it's not just his shorts that are cute in this book: The romance is delicious, the little niece is practically edible, and the whole family dynamic and feeling is as sweet as pudding. The only thing that wasn't quite as perfect, for me, was the mystery plot, but, after all that other good stuff, I barely care.4 stars.

  • Molly
    2019-05-12 04:31

    I just picked this up at CVS on my way to a pool day and was so pleasantly surprised by this book. Not too cheesy and beautifully written! I'm excited to read the other books in the series!

  • Michele
    2019-04-24 01:34

    It's okay so far. Based on book one in the series, I have a pretty good idea of how this is going to go. The question is how will the authoritative at the unavoidable ending but not make it a cookie cutter, carbon copy of the first book? How will it be different yet still work with the theme set up in the first book? Stay tuned! okay..finished. it was a cute read and it kept to the theme but wasn't a cookie cutter of book one

  • Jane Willis
    2019-04-22 23:25

    This is a lovely summer read with the addition of an intriguing plot that introduces some very exciting episodes in the book. Undemanding yet engrossing, it's perfect for whiling away a hit afternoon or two in the garden. I would have given it more stars if it wasn't for a bit of overacting on the part of some of the peripheral characters and the hint of superstition/supernatural that runs through the book.

  • Kim
    2019-05-03 23:25

    The perfect beach read!

  • Janeiowa
    2019-04-29 04:31

    This is an Ok read if you like flashbacks to 18 yrs ago, fantasy, etc.

  • OpenBookSociety.com
    2019-04-25 03:35

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/th...Brought to you by OBS reviewer JerjenThe Sweetest Summer by Susan Donovan is the “sweetest” read. It’s the story of Clancy, Evie, Chrissy, and a mermaid. It’s a story about love, reunions, and duty with a touch of magic thrown in.Bayberry Island is well known for it’s Mermaid Statue, which legend says will help to bring true love to anyone who asks for the Mermaid’s help in matters of the heart. Clancy, an island boy, doesn’t believe the legend and actually makes fun of it. But when the wind picks up, thunder rolls, and the rain begins after he makes fun of it he decides he wants nothing to do with the statue.Clancy meets a tourist, Evie, and the summer that they meet, they fall in love. Unfortunately, they’re only 14 years old and they can’t prevent Evie from having to leave at the end of Festival Week with her parents. Neither of them forget that special summer and their first love.Clancy is now the sheriff on the Island. During Festival Week on the Island he has his hands full with tourists and trying to keep everyone safe. While greeting everyone leaving the ferry, Clancy sees someone who seems very familiar. Could it be Evie, his long lost love?Evie is on the run with her 4 year old niece. She has made a promise to her sister that she would keep Chrissy safe and away from the man who never wanted the baby in the first place. Unfortunately that man is a member of the U.S. House and he has bought his way into gaining complete custody of Chrissy. Evie runs to Bayberry Island to hide with her niece and try to figure out what to do next.Evie and Clancy are reunited and Evie has to decide if she can trust Clancy with her secret. After learning the truth, Clancy must decide if he can break the law to help his true love. What follows is a heartwarming adventure dealing with loyalties, family promises, love and legends. The issues faced by Evie and Clancy include trying to clear Evie, keeping Chrissy safe and with her family and the decision of whether young love can be rekindled.The writing style flows easily and this book is a quick read. Throughout the book there are flashbacks to the “14 year old” Evie and Clancy. I really enjoyed this and felt it added a lot to the story. I feel it helped the character growth and allowed me to become even more invested in the characters. I felt like the characters are very real and are people I would want to know and help.The Mermaid plays a big role in the book. It is mentioned often, both in the past and present, and you really get to know the details of the legend. The magical powers of the Mermaid play an important role towards the end of the book.I would recommend this book to any adult who enjoys a sweet magical love story that also has suspense. I say adult because I think the romance part might be a little too descriptive for a young adult. This is the first book I’ve read by this author but since I enjoyed this book so much I plan on getting more of Susan Donovan’s books.*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

  • Betty
    2019-05-13 23:50

    THE SWEETEST SUMMERSusan DonovanSignet SelectAugust 2014The mermaid statue that sits in Fountain Square on Bayberry Island can be your best friend or your worst enemy, or so it seems to Clancy Flynn who, as a teenager, had nothing but disgust for the mermaid’s legend. Eighteen summers ago a young girl and her family came to the Island for the Festival, and Clancy felt the first stirrings of love. When she left, he wanted desperately to believe in the legend. After college and time spent on the Boston police force, Clancy is back in his home town and is Chief of Police. The island is gearing up for the annual mermaid festival, that is so detrimental to its economy, and unless Clancy’s nose for a mystery is out of whack, his first love just may have returned. However, she is doing her best to ignore him.Evelyn McGuinness has kidnapped her four year old niece, Christina, to save the child from the clutches of her natural father. When Evie’s sister, Amanda, told her married lover she was pregnant, he sent one of his aides to give her the money for an abortion. When Amanda died she named Evie has Christina’s guardian. However, the United States Congressman is now saying he never knew he had a child, is claiming his parental rights, and he is using the FBI to enforce these rights. There is a Federal wanted list out for Evie and an Amber Alert for Christina. Thinking of the best place she can hide in plain sight, Evie returns to Bayberry Island as “Aunt Cricket” with her “nephew” Chris, and the first person she sees as they are getting off the ferry is Clancy. THE SWEETEST SUMMER is the second book in Susan Donovan’s Bayberry Island trilogy starring the Flynn family, and is an outstanding stand-alone read. Until recently, none of the Flynn siblings believed in the legend of the mermaid finding your soul mate. However, anything worth having doesn’t come easy, including love. Clancy takes his job and the rules governing it very seriously. Evie might have gone a little too far in her role as Chris’s guardian, and her decisions could cost her dearly. Ms. Donovan’s excellent writing skills give life to her strong protagonists and the supporting characters. The author portrays love is shown in so many disguises – for a parent, a sibling, a child, and a partner – and centers the emotion as the perfect balance for several well stitched story threads that are also full of humor, witty dialogue, and romance. Ms. Donovan knows how to tell a story, and she definitely tells this one very well. Betty Cox for ReaderToReader.com

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-24 02:24

    A story with “a second chance at first love.”I really love the whimsical feel of Bayberry Island and the legend of the mermaid fountain. Can you find your one true love by asking the mermaid for guidance with an honest heart? Clancy Flynn doesn’t think so. Eighteen years ago he met the love of his life. Granted, he was only fourteen at the time, but he knew in his heart that Evie was the one for him. After the festival ended and she left with her family, Clancy never saw or heard from her again.Evie was visiting Bayberry Island with her parents and younger sister for the Mermaid Festival. During their vacation she met a local boy named Clancy and fell deeply in love. She knew she couldn’t stay—being fourteen and all—but she desperately wanted to. She left Clancy with a promise to write him. Two days after being home, she mailed her first letter confessing her true feelings for the young man she left behind, only to never hear from him again. Years later as Evie and her young niece flock to the small island for the festival in fear and desperation; they run directly into the path of Chief of Police, Clancy Flynn. Could this be a strange coincidence or are there mystical powers at work reuniting the hearts of a young boy and girl destined to be together? I really enjoyed Clancy and Evie’s love story and was perfectly happy with the outcome. I love the endearing secondary characters and was glad to learn a little more about the mysterious oldest Flynn sibling, Duncan. He’s a Navy SEAL always away on covert missions but the usually tight-lipped soldier drops a HUGE bomb on the family leaving a rift between himself and Clancy. I’m looking forward to meeting the woman who tames the heart of this surely SEAL.My heart is still broken over Mona and Frasier; Duncan, Clancy and Rowan’s parents. They’ve been separated for two years now and with only one book left in the trilogy, I’m afraid that the great mermaid statue won’t have time to perform her mer-magic on the couple. Can the marriage be saved? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.This is another wonderful installment in the series. I laughed, I cried and I wished at the statue along with the rest of Bayberry Island for my heart mate. I’m excited to see what’s in store for us next! This is a magical story full of hope and heart and I highly recommend it to anyone who still believes in true love.***I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***

  • Ellie
    2019-05-19 23:26

    The Sweetest Summer, Bayberry Island #2, by Susan DonovanGrade: B"Of course, Clancy would never tell another soul that he blamed his bad love juju on a slab of bronze. That was just between his and the stone-cold harpy of Fountain Square."Clancy Flynn dreads the Bayberry mermaid festival every year, not just because it makes his job ten times harder but also because of his disdain for the statue that can either curse or bless a person's love life. Now divorced, Clancy still hasn't made peace with the statue but his mindset changes when the girl who got away comes back into his life. Evelyn still sparks something in Clancy and he is determined to find out what she is hiding from and why she never wrote him when she left. Clancy knows one thing for sure, he is not letting Evelyn go a second time no matter what he has to do. Evelyn McGuinness spent one magical week on Bayberry islands during the annual mermaid festival as a teenager and fell in love for the first time with a local boy, Clancy Flynn. Now on the run with her niece, Evelyn figures this will be the best place to hide until she can plan her next step. What Evelyn never expected was for now chief of police Clancy to remember her and want to start up what they began as kids. Evelyn must decide if she can trust Clancy with her secrets or risk losing him, her niece and her freedom forever. I never read the first book in this series but I did read a novella that introduced me to Bayberry island and the superstition of the mermaid statue. I fell in love with the writing of the characters and the idea of a town that celebrates true love (and mermaids!) every year. I am so glad I decided to try this series out because it was a very fun contemporary romance and got me out of a reading funk that I had been in. I really enjoyed Clancy and Evelyn. The book goes back and fourth between present day and when they were fourteen. Usually I hate when books do this but it was done very well and it was hilarious to relive all the bad 90's music and fashion. I liked being able to see how their love grew over the years and how they both held on to a magical week that occurred one summer when they were both fourteen. There were a few things that bothered me but for the most part I really enjoyed this book. I love the island, the festival and all of the crazy characters that we encounter. I highly recommend this book as well as the series for anyone who had a summer romance as a teenager and wonder what every happened to that person and what would it be like to run into them again.

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-17 23:49

    3.5 stars - My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: http://witandsin.blogspot.com/2014/07...True love gets a second chance in The Sweetest Summer. Susan Donovan’s second Bayberry Island novel is an ideal vacation read – breezy but not without depth.Evie is a woman at the end of her rope. She’s desperate to keep her niece, Christina, out of the clutches of the girl’s biological father, a Congressman who’ll seemingly stop at nothing to get his way. Evie may not be wholly in the right, but as the story goes on the reasons for her actions make more and more sense. If there’s one thing you should know about Evie it’s that she’s got a good heart. Fate brings her to Bayberry Island and throws her in the path of Clancy, a man who’s determined to help her despite her wariness of him. As teenagers the two had fallen in love, but through circumstances I won’t spoil they were separated. As Clancy helps Evie try to find a way to keep her niece, their former attraction reignites and develops into something newer, stronger. It was easy to like them both as individuals and as a couple, and it was lovely to watch both their past and present love stories unfold.Though Clancy and Evie’s quiet romance is the heart of The Sweetest Summer, the plotline involving Christina is every bit as essential to the story. The Sweetest Summer faltered for me a bit when it came to the Congressman, as his character seemed to change personalities a few times, going from complex character to black-hatted villain to something else entirely. Excepting Christina’s father, there were a number of quirky supporting characters in the story that added appeal. Fans of the first Bayberry Island book, Sea of Love, will delight in revisiting Rowan and Ash, while readers new to the series will likely become intrigued by the Flynn family and their friends. All in all, The Sweetest Summer was a delight to read. It’s softer, less brazenly funny than some of Ms. Donovan’s other books, but that’s just fine. A sweet, warm-hearted romance is sometimes all you need for a great summer read.FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  • Joy
    2019-04-20 01:24

    Superbly awesome storytelling. A little magic sprinkled with humor and stirred with romance and love of family and community goes a long way in telling the story of a sister determined to keep a promise to her sister after the tragic loss of both her mother and her sister. It's a tale of second chances and finding love when least expected. Whether it's romantic love or love of family, friends or a community, people need to be loved and surrounded by the support freely offered. This juxtaposed with the life and aspirations of a man who seemingly has everything provides a startling contrast of love of others versus love of money, fame and fortune. The former is a life lived to the fullest. The latter is a narcissistic life lived with no true meaning. The things that are collected when living such a life are not warm and fuzzy but cold and calculated. Although this is "merely" a romance novel the author not only tells a sweet story of lost love unexpectedly found but also offers a perspective on the importance of living life by putting others first without expectation of remuneration or "payment" in kind. Love freely given is an amazing gift far more valuable than anything money can buy. We're not here to collect things but to have meaningful, loving relationships with family and friends. If we collect anything, relationships with friends and family and "adopted" family should be the goal. Even for introverts like me.

  • Shawn
    2019-05-05 06:40

    This book was hilarious. As I rode the train, I smiled, chuckled and looked utterly stunned reading this book. However, there were several fundamental problems I had with The Sweetest Summer and they were:1. The pace was slow especially with the 18 years ago chapters placed throughout the book. It became a little old regressing back in time towards the end. Then the end was resolved swiftly; in a matter of pages. 2. Chrissy, the 4-year old niece was absolutely adorable and animated. However, for God's sake, what 4-year old can drive a speedboat. Apparently, she can. There were several times when Chrissy was portrayed too old for her age. I actually had to read that paragraph three times to make sure that I was mistaken.3. I felt a little disjointed with Richard, Chrissy biological father and Congressman. It seems as if the author couldn't decide whether his actions were good or bad. I didn't feel as if he felt conflicted within himself but just plain old wishy washy and that made no sense. He seemed to be doing things and making decisions randomly and then all the other characters responded.4. Lastly, one of my favorite authors is Sarah Allen Addison and I love the magical aspects to her books. The mermaid storyline didn't do anything for me. If it was left out I would not have missed it.So, if you are looking for a funny story, then give it a try. I received this book courtesy of First Reads.

  • Tracey
    2019-04-30 07:36

    Life as Evelyn McGuinness has taken a turn for the surreal. On the run to protect her niece, she has returned to the place that she first found love. Clancy Flynn, now the chief of police of Bayberry Island, Massachusetts, remembers that summer, too and fondly, which is funny, given that he doesn't even believe in love. When Fate, or a Mermaid, bring Clancy and Evelyn together again, though, he wonders if second chance love is possible.All of the characters in the book are just so real that you can imagine meeting and happily spending time with them, and Bayberry Island is the perfect setting for them. The chemistry between Clancy and Evelyn is palpable and engaging, and, while steady and supportive, is also pretty darned hot. And the secondary characters are great, especially Mona's Mermettes and the nudist community folks. :-)The Sweetest Summer has so many things going for it. Susan Donovan has brought action, myth, family, and love together to create a story that grabbed me from the first page and had me reading steadily until the end. That, for me, is the mark of a really good book, and one that I heartily recommend.

  • mandyfujita
    2019-05-14 02:47

    Susan Donovan has put an interesting twist into the romance realm. The two lovers met and fell in love on a Bayberry Island when they were teenagers and have been apart for 18 years. They are thrown together because the main character, Evelyn McGuinness, kidnapped her niece. She hides out on Bayberry Island where her 1st love, Clancy Flynn, happens to be the police chief. Evelyn's sister, Amanda, had her sister swear that if anything happened to her that Evelyn would keep her daughter Christina away from the father of the child. The father happens to be a married Congressman who just had bypass surgery. The Congressman wants the child and does everything in his power to get the child back. He even bears his soul on tv and radio that he fathered the child from a former staff member.Unique story and easy to read. This is the second of a series. Can't wait to read the first, "Sea of Love".

  • Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
    2019-04-22 05:35

    This is awesomeness! Pure unadulterated AWESOMENESS! This is the second book in the Bayberry Island trilogy. It was so sweet and funny and just about the best contemporary ever. I have a HUGE thing for Clancy. And Evie was his 'one' that got away. Even though they were to young, it was destiny. This story was so well written. I glided through it. I adored Chris, what an adorable little kid. The whole story just worked from beginning to end. And between Clancy's quirky town and his equally quirky family, it makes you want to visit this quaint little town. I fell in love with this series with Rowan's book AND cannot wait for the next Flynn sibling, Duncan. Susan Donovan's humor is fantastic. I laughed so hard and loud my husband was shaking his head at me. This is a perfect summer read! You must read this FAB author...NOW!

  • Cara
    2019-05-18 00:53

    This story dealt with some tough circumstances with an aunt running away with her deceased sister's child to prevent the child from being taken away by the father, who has just learned of the child and plots to take her away.But the main plot is truly sweet as 2 adults are reunited after having been each other's first loves at 14. The flashback chapters that show up throughout the book really give the reader 2 romances for the price of one, and the genuinely decent star-crossed lovers slowly find their way back to each other. The custodial father is a Congressman who does a lot of waffling (imagine that!)about his career, marriage, past affair and desire to be a father, and some time is wasted on his story. The whimsical mermaid element is kind of cute, but the main love story, which could have used more focus, is heartfelt and timeless.

  • Krissys
    2019-05-16 02:47

    I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley. I really enjoyed The Sweetest Summer, it was filled with heart and a depth that kept me coming back for more. I especially loved Clancy because he was one of the male hero figures that did his role so flawlessly and perfectly that I couldn't help but respect and love him. I also found myself really loving Evie because even though she's on the run with her niece, she's in that position for a reason. There is a purpose behind everything that is done and felt in the story and there is a heart melting welcome home kind of depth to it as well to remind readers that things come full circle when they are meant to be. I loved it.

  • Urszula
    2019-05-19 03:26

    This is one of the random books I pick up in our local library. What a great find :-)The setting was magical. The island was a perfect setting to rekindle a romance from so long ago. The main characters were very interesting and likable. What I like most about this story is the community. The willingness to help others and the unquestionable loyalty to friends and family.I am not sure if at the age of 14 we would meet the one and only, and most of all if we would recognise that!Overall it was a great story, well told.A great book to take on a relaxing summer holiday :-)

  • Pam Stack
    2019-04-28 07:48

    Susan Donovan's Bayberry Island series is a heart-warming, sweet look at friendships, family and the legend of the Mermaid. The novels are centered around the Flynn family and they are an interesting lot.I adore this book - easy to read but completely engaging, and I find myself wishing I could spent a week on Bayberry Island. I can't wait for the third book in this lovely romantic series. No wonder Susan Donovan is an award-winning author.

  • Petie McCarty
    2019-05-17 02:29

    Listened to this as an unabridged audio. Have never read a Donovan novel but I LOVED this one. At the beginning wasn't sure about a hero named Clancy, but she managed to turn this one into a hunk. The book had emotion, suspense and humor. Plotting, pacing and dialogue was great. Thoroughly enjoyed this audio and it went straight to the "to be listened to again" shelf. The narrator did an admirable job as well.

  • Yaritza
    2019-05-01 23:42

    An amazing continuation to Bayberry Island. I loved that this book was very thrilling and had my heart jumping thinking that Evelyn was going to get caught after kidnapping her niece. The mermaid was able to get two love birds back together after 18 years. Love truly moves mountains. Clancy sheltered Evelyn and Christina while knowing that if he got caught he was getting arrested too. I was happy that the story ended in a happily ever after.

  • Tej
    2019-05-13 01:24

    I couldn't even finish reading this book. After reading Knock Me Off My Feet & Take a Chance on Me years ago, I was always on the lookout for new books by this author. Unfortunately this book did not do it for me. It was so slow and the suspense did not hold my interest. Where are the love scenes? The chemistry between the hero/heroine?? Not sure if I'll read the next one in this series

  • D Nichols
    2019-04-22 00:31

    Another great book. Sure didn't take long to read it either. I've already started the third book. Just can't seem to put them down. Don't know what I'll do when I finish the third book - there aren't any more in the series.

  • Rachael
    2019-05-16 02:32

    I received this book through First-Reads.I really enjoyed The Sweetest Summer. This was the first book that I read by Susan Donovan and I will definitely be reading more. I loved the small town setting and the mermaid festival traditions.

  • Pidabean
    2019-04-29 02:23

    I really enjoyed this book, I finished it in about 5 hours. I wish I could go to the Mermaid Festival to be a part of the fun. If you haven't read Susan Donovan this series is a great start. Great summer read!

  • Cindy
    2019-05-08 06:49

    Book 2 of Bayberry Island, this one besides love has a bit of mystery to it. I love books that are part of a series and the characters continue from one book to the next

  • Bonnie
    2019-05-05 06:29

    Received this as a giveaway.Actually liked this 2nd book much better then the first. Fast read and enjoyed the ending.

  • Keri
    2019-05-16 02:25

    3.50 Stars.