Good afternoon, savvy savers! Today finds us with another awesome book review, and this time its a review of Just 18 Summers, By Rene Gutteridge & Michelle Cox.
To begin, I am generally not a fan of fictionalized accounts of family life, for if your family is anything like my own, then we have enough wiley stories of our own, but I was drawn to this book just the same; it also helps in knowing that knowing that I am a fan of other novels by Rene Gutteridge. This book is very riveting. This book is sure to pull at the heartstrings of every reader, as one cannot help but empathize with each character and situation throughout the text. You most certainly will find yourself nostalgic for your own first 18 summers as well.
The story mirrors the lives of four very different families, connected by issues they face in parenting. including a single dad raising a daughter after his wife’s recent death, a couple pregnant with their first child, a family trying to have a “summer of fun” as their two eldest are leaving the “nest,” and another family prioritizing their outward appearances, all the while neglecting to spend quality time together. The lives of these families entwine with each other in a humorous, yet emotionally-driven way.
This is a must read this summer!
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In compliance with FTC regulation, I hereby disclaim that I received a free copy of the book from Tyndale Publishing, in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions of this book, its author, and publisher, are that of my own.