Date: June 7th 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Since finishing graduate school, Maggie Griffin has worked hard to build an enviable life in Boston. She’s an elementary school teacher in a tony Boston suburb, a devoted sister, and a loving aunt. With her childhood best friend’s wedding quickly approaching and her own relationship blossoming, this is the summer she has been waiting for.
But when Maggie’s career is suddenly in jeopardy, her life begins to unravel. Stricken, Maggie returns home to seaside Mystic, Connecticut, where she expects to find comfort in family and familiarity. Instead, she runs into Cameron Wilder, a young man from her past who has also returned home, and whose life has taken a turn that puts Maggie’s city struggles in harsh perspective. When tragedy strikes for Cameron, Maggie is faced with big decisions as she weighs what matters most and strives to stay true to the person she’s become.
Mystic Summer is a delightful story of a woman reassessing where she is going in life and making the right adjustments. We make the journey with her. The school year is winding down, and it looks like Maggie might have to look for another job.
Evan her "everything is so right" boyfriend seems perfect for her. He is thoughtful and handsome and in a TV series. However as Peyton (a friend) points out pertinently there are one or two differences that could count.
Then there is Cameron and the adorable daughter Emory. Since Cameron and Maggie were very good friends way back when Cameron has moved on, and moved back to Mystic. However there is a mother for Emory in the wings. So while Maggie feels some heartstrings being pulled that doesn't seem to be viable.
Set against a backdrop of a beautiful part of the USA, Mystic Summer is a romantic story. Maggie takes her time coming to know her heart and making some big decisions.
I was a little disappointed with the ending, I wanted a little more, perhaps an epilogue, but aside from that a life-affirming story that I really enjoyed.