Ruth Cooperman arrives in beautiful beachside Provincetown for her retirement, renting the perfect waterfront cottage while she searches for her forever home. After years of hard work and making peace with life's disappointments, Ruth is looking forward to a carefree summer of solitude. But when she finds a baby girl abandoned on her doorstep, Ruth turns to her new neighbors for help and is drawn into the drama of the close-knit community. The appearance of the mystery baby has an emotional ripple effect through the women in town, including Amelia Cabral, the matriarch who lost her own child decades earlier; Elise Douglas, owner of the tea shop who gave up her dream of becoming a mother; and teenage local Jaci Barros who feels trapped by her parents' expectations. Ruth, caring for a baby for the first time in thirty years, finally reaches out to her own estranged daughter, Olivia, summoning her to Provincetown in hopes of a reconciliation. As summer unfolds and friends and family care for the infant, alliances are made, relationships are tested, and secrets are uncovered. But the unconditional love for a child in need just might bring Ruth and the women of Provincetown exactly what they have been longing for themselves. With terrific, heartfelt plotting, SUMMER LONGING is Jamie Brenner's triumphant return to Provincetown; another unforgettable story about motherhood, friendship, and finding your way home.
- Hardback | 384 pages
- 152 x 235 x 35.56mm | 589.67g
- 28 May 2020
- Little, Brown & Company
- New York, United States
"Lots of summer sun warms this light, charming beach read."--Kirkus Reviews "Jamie Brenner's latest glittering read is her best summer book yet, a combination of page-turning plot and heartfelt human connection that will stay with readers long after the last sunset of the season. With Summer Longing, Jamie Brenner draws a world of hope and second chances that will leave readers wondering, with newfound optimism, what the next chapter might hold for their own lives."--Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of Slightly South of Simple "A baby left on a doorstep begins Summer Longing, and the mystery pulls us along by the heartstrings to find out what happens to the endearing, maddening, fascinating families in a dreamy coastal town."--Nancy Thayer, best-selling author of Girls Of Summer "Summer Longing is Jamie Brenner at her best: an emotionally honest story about motherhood, friendship, and belonging."--PopSugar.com "This touching, nuanced summer yarn delivers the goods."--Publisher's Weekly "Fans of Elin Hilderbrand, beaches, summer, and family are sure to enjoy this perfect-for-your-vacation read."--Booklist
About Jamie Brenner
Jamie Brenner is the author of the USA Today Best Seller The Forever Summer. Her previous novels include The Wedding Sisters and the historical The Gin Lovers (St. Martin's Press), named by Fresh Fiction as one of the Top Thirteen Books to read in 2013, and Ruin Me, a coming-of-age story set in the art world. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.