First Line Friday — The Best Summer Of Our Lives

28 Jul

Happy Friday! I’m traveling back to 1977 this week with The Best Summer of Our Lives by Rachel Hauck. I’m reading this book with my book club in August — can’t wait! Have you read it yet? Let me know what you thought.

Here’s the first line:

The second Summer tumbled into Tumbleweed, Oklahoma, she’d arrived in the middle of the end.

Twenty years ago, the summer of ’77 was supposed to be the best summer of Summer Wilde’s life. She and her best friends, Spring, Autumn, and Snow–the Four Seasons–had big plans.

But those plans never had a chance. After a teenage prank gone awry, the Seasons found themselves on a bus to Tumbleweed, “Nowhere,” Oklahoma, to spend eight weeks as camp counselors. All four of them arrived with hidden secrets and buried fears, and the events that unfolded in those two months forever altered their friendships, their lives, and their futures.

Now, thirtysomething, Summer is at a crossroads. When her latest girl band leaves her in a motel outside Tulsa, she is forced to face the shadows of her past. Returning to the place where everything changed, she soon learns Tumbleweed is more than a town she never wanted to see again. It’s a place for healing, for reconciling the past with the present, and for finally listening to love’s voice.

5 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Best Summer Of Our Lives”

  1. KymPossible July 28, 2023 at 9:29 am #

    Great opening line! And how can you not be intrigued by a book featuring characters with the names of the four seasons? How fun.

  2. Nicole Santana July 28, 2023 at 11:11 am #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m just starting Voice of the Ancient by Connilyn Cossette. So excited to read this book!
    “The enemy grinned at me, tipping his chin upward as he slapped a flat palm to his chest, daring me to attack again.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend!

  3. Cindy Davis July 28, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

    I have read this one and my review is up on my blog. I will be very curious to hear your thoughts. To me, it was different from what she “normally” writes.

    • rbclibrary July 29, 2023 at 7:27 am #

      I try not to read reviews before I read a book, but I will definitely check out yours!

  4. Sue Wendt July 29, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

    It is on my current stack of library books. Can’t read fast enough to keep up with the books that interest me.

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