Grace has taken care of her widowed father her entire adult life and the ornery old goat has finally died. She has no job, no skills and very little money, and has heard her father's prediction that no decent man would ever want her so often she accepts it as fact.
But she does have a big old house on Lawyers Row in Peacock, Tennessee. She opens a rooming house and quickly gathers a motley crew of tenants: Promise, Grace's best friend since kindergarten, who's fighting cancer; Maxie, an aging soap opera actress who hasn't lost her flair for the dramatic; Jonah, a sweet, gullible old man with a crush on Maxie.
And Dillon, Grace's brother's best friend, who stood her up on the night of her senior prom and has regretted it ever since. Dillon rents Grace's guest house for the summer and hopes to make up for lost time and past hurts—but first, he'll have to convince Grace that she's worth loving...
ONE MORE SUMMER is a tender story of loss and hope, of reality and dreams, of every authentic emotion that life offers. I loved this book. The characters are so beautifully written they seem real. The story flows movingly from an emotional high to a valley of sadness and back up to joy. The reader is warned to have a box of Kleenex at hand but it is as much to wipe tears of happiness as it is to wipe tears of sadness. How has Liz Flaherty escaped my list of favorite authors? I have no idea but she is way up there now.
~ Becky C., Amazon