Have you ever seen The Bucket List with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson? It was funny and heart-warming, so naturally I cried my eyes out. But there’s really something about bucket lists isn’t there?
A dying wish alters the course of a young woman’s life.
Life hadn’t been easy for Summer Snow. In acts of selflessness-caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother’s bookstore-she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love… didn’t turn out. She had the bookstore, she had her beloved granny, but she was missing something-or someone.
Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer’s past. A childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?
Following someone go through a bucket list is such a fun idea and while I appreciated where the journey led both Summer and Martin, I just didn’t connect with this one. It dealt with real life topics and hurt as well, so I really wanted to, but for me there was a disconnect.
It’s been nearly 20 years since Summer last saw her friend Martin and he dives right in with no questions asked. I think this was one reason the conversation was a bit stilted for me and didn’t flow as well for me. The family relationships for Martin were a bit frustrating and harsh as well. Although this did lend way to showing what forgiveness and reconciliation can look like.
I’ve heard some great reviews on this one, so this might be one for you!
What’s something on your bucket list?
(Thank you to Litfuse for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)