Summer by the Sea (MIRA) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Aug 2005
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"Susan Wiggs paints the details of human relationships with the finesse of a master." -Jodi Picoult
"Wiggs excels at portraying the delicate dynamics among lovers, friends and family members." -Publishers Weekly
"Susan Wiggs writes with bright assurance, humor and compassion." -Luanne Rice
"[Wiggs's] keen awareness of sensory detail ensures that the scents and sounds of Rosa's kitchen are just as palpable as the heady attraction between the protagonists."-Publishers Weekly
"Wiggs is one of our best observers of stories of the heart...She knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book." -Salem Statesman-Journal
"This is the perfect beach read."-Debbie Macomber --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Susan Wiggs is the author of many beloved bestsellers, including the popular Lakeshore Chronicles series. She has won many awards for her work, including a RITA from Romance Writers of America. Visit her website at www.SusanWiggs.com.
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Unfortunately, Alex's mother and Rosa's widowed father are against their relationship and circumstances gangs up against their young love. Twelve years later, Rosa is the proud owner of a renowned restaurant in her home town when Alex returns to the town after his mother's death. Neither has been able to forget the other, however, there is twelve years of hurt and misunderstandings to overcome. Really good book.
So if you loved 'The Notebook' by Nicolas Spark, then you will love this book!!!! A must READ!! so buy it!!!!!!!
Our heroine; Rosa, is the owner of a succesful Italian restaurant in a small coastal US town. Her restaurant has been voted the best place to propose for a few years now and it is the perfect setting for romantic couples. Rosa's food is legendary, Italian and learnt at her mother's knee. The only thing missing in Rosa's life is a romance of her own. She's been single since her childhood sweet heart Alex up and left her ten years ago. But now he's back in town. Rosa is determined not to let him back into her life, he's from an upper-class family, she's a small town girl who didn't even go to college. Alex thinks differently, he's changed over the years and wants to make amends.
This is great writing, easy to read, light but not fluffy - there is a bit of a mystery in the story too and the added bonus of gorgeous sounding recipes from Rosa's kitchen at the beginning of each chapter.