About the Book
Book: Summertime Lilies
Author: LM Karen
Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction
Release date: Jan 30, 2021
A sweet and sentimental contemporary romance with a uniquely witty voice.
There are three things you should know about Brittany Masters:
- She’s a single mom and a nurse manager at the local cancer clinic
- She has big plans for a quiet summer
- She’s convinced that fudge pops are the answer to almost all of life’s most important questions
A new neighbor, Matt, making friends with her son while simultaneously pursuing her blow plans for a predictable summer right out of the water. A chance meeting at the cancer clinic where she works renews a connection with an old friend and gives her the perspective she’s been missing. From quiet nights on her front porch swing in Matt’s company to long talks in the clinic with her old/new friend, Brittany’s summer is anything but routine.
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About the Author
LM Karen writes contemporary Christian fiction romance. As a longtime lover of words, she can generally be found behind her laptop or with a book in her hand. A graduate of Toccoa Falls College, her heart is in the mountains. She eventually made use of the voices in her head by putting them on the page.
More from LM Karen
I am not artistic. I’m not someone who can look at a space, or an item and see it’s potential. If you give me white space, I will have no idea what to fill it with. Even if I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like, there is no way I could make it look like the picture in my head. My stick figures have always been lop-sided.
What I am pretty good at is making up stories in my head. At restaurants I enjoy observing other customers and giving them stories. In the grocery store I consider what a post-apocalyptic shopping experience might look like. On my drive home I might imagine the lives of the occupants in any given house I pass.
It became a hobby when I slowly began to write these stories down. If I considered a particularly interesting character the natural progression was to wonder what their story was. What started as a hobby quickly evolved into an obsession. Often times I consider myself a citizen of the world in my head more than reality (which has it’s pros and cons). I spent a lot of time quietly working on my stories, trying to become a better writer and honing my craft.
As an avid reader from a young age, I can’t count the characters that have influenced my life and the stories that have touched my heart. My deepest hope is to use my predilection for make believe to touch someone else’s life. That maybe a young girl would be positively influenced by one of my characters.
Well I have to start by saying right away I had a problem with the book. Brittany is taking to her son discussing if he has a dad . She says, “no you do not have a daddy.” Hmm. The kid does have a daddy maybe just not living with them. This was a very concerning answer to give a small child.
One of the big problems I have with Brittany is that she overthinks everything. A new neighbor moved in. He is hot and we all know it because that is all she talks about. Then she starts obsessing about what if Matt and her son grow close and things don’t work out between him and her. The great thing about Matt is he is a nice guy. A really down to earth nice guy. So can I tell Brittany to stop everything and just live? Don’t worry about the what ifs but live for now
The best part of the book for me was getting to meet Lilly. What a wonderful character. She teaches her cousin Brittany a few lessons that we could all benefit from. Enjoy life, make each day count and smile. We forget sometimes that time has slipped by and we have lost touch with a family member or friend. This book reminds us to not let another day pass without reaching out to that person and rekindle that relationship.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion,
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