Boardwalk Summer

  • Author Kimberly Fisk
  • Release Date June 27, 2017
  • Publisher Berkley
  • ISBN/ASIN 9780425235157
  • Our Rating
  • Reviewed by Diana S

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Hope Thompson has been a single mother of twins since she was sixteen years old. After her mother threw her out and the babies’ daddy left town to pursue his race car driver dreams, Hope moved from Minnesota to Tranquility Bay, Washington. Her only living relative took her in and helped Hope to make a good life for her son and daughter.

After sixteen years of doing it alone, Hope must contact the father of her children and their grandmother to find a bone marrow donor for her son Joshua. It’s a decision she had to make to save her son’s life, knowing there will be repercussions when her twins and the famous race car driver Nick Fortune realize they’re related.

Nick heads to Tranquility Bay to find out what his ex-girlfriend wants after all these years and why it is urgent. When Nick finds out about his kids, he is mad at Hope for keeping the secret from him. Finding out his son is dying is one of the hardest things he has ever had to face. Realizing it is partially his fault for never contacting Hope after he left her alone forces him to realize what she went through.

Nick and Hope must put their past behind them in order to work together to save their son, and perhaps find a way to a second chance at love.

This gripping story is a sad tale of love lost and a family that must pull together to save a life. I have learned a lot about children’s hospitals and the everyday suffering of both patients and family with not always much hope on the horizon. This book celebrates the deepest parts of life through family, friendships and the power of love thought to have been lost forever. I recommend this book to everyone who likes a feel-good story of redemption and hope under unbelievable odds.

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