Book Review: The Novel “The Summer Place”

Jennifer Weiner strikes again in her latest novel, The Summer Place. If you’re looking for a heartwarming family drama to add to your summer reading list, you won’t want to miss this one.

The novel centers around the Danhauser family as they prepare for their twenty-two year old daughter Ruby’s wedding at their beach house in Cape Cod. However, as with any family, there are a multitude of underlying tensions and secrets that threaten to unravel the event.

Weiner expertly weaves together the perspectives of each family member, giving readers a glimpse into their individual struggles and desires. There’s Sarah, Ruby’s stepmother, who is grappling with the return of a past love interest and her husband Eli’s unexplained distance; Sam, Sarah’s twin brother, who is still healing from a devastating loss; Eli, who must confront the consequences of a past mistake; and Veronica, Sarah’s mother, who is coming to terms with unexpected news from her sister.

As the wedding approaches, tensions and misunderstandings come to a head, with each character forced to confront their own issues and secrets. It’s a realistic portrayal of the messy and complex dynamics that can exist within a family, while also emphasizing the power of forgiveness and love.

Weiner’s writing is as sharp and witty as ever, with moments of tenderness and humor sprinkled throughout. Her descriptions of the Cape and its surrounding beaches make you want to pack up and head there for the summer.

The Summer Place is a perfect choice for fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Kristin Hannah. It’s a perfect beach read, filled with family drama, romance, and redemption. Weiner does an excellent job of humanizing her characters, making them relatable and endearing, despite their flaws and mistakes.

Overall, The Summer Place is an excellent addition to Weiner’s extensive bibliography. Whether you’re looking for a light summer read or a heartwarming family drama, this novel will not disappoint.
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