BOOK REVIEW: STILL SUMMER
Can “friendship” take on a whole new meaning when a catastrophe occurs?
Tracy, Olivia, Holly and Janis were known as the Godmothers back in high school. It is now twenty-five years later and their friendship still remains strong. While Tracy, Janis and Holly went on after high school to live a “normal” life, Olivia married a wealthy Italian.
When Olivia’s husband dies, she comes up with the idea of reuniting with her friends and all of them going on a luxury cruise to the Carribean. They hired a two-man crew and Tracy’s nineteen-year-old daughter,Cammie, replaced Janis who could not go on the trip. This would be a very relaxing trip for all of them – at least that is what they thought! The trip turned out to be anything but relaxing and could be compared more to a nightmare that no one expected.
Cammie and Tracy have not had a very smooth relationship and it was hoped that this trip would make things better. However, tension starts to develop when Olivia develops a friendship with Cammie. Tracy now has feelings of jealousy. Then there is Michel, one of the men hired for the trip, who can’t stop looking at Cammie.
The nightmare begins after a storm leaves the women adrift at sea without the men. They are now in a race to survive. They are not only in shark-infested waters but have to deal with pirates.
Are these women able to survive?
The first few pages of this book started a little slow for me but the pace really picked up and this novel became a real thriller. Jacquelyn Mitchard writes a compelling story of a study of characters and how a life-threatening situation can really make or break a friendship. When you look at the cover of this book, one might think of a nice tranquil read. This book is everything but that. It will keep you turning the pages and making you wonder what you would do if in a situation like this. The author does an excellent job of setting the stage for this story and the characters appear very real. This book is highly recommended.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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