In the tradition of Kristin Hannah and Luanne Rice, Susan
Wilson creates a poignant, absorbing novel of first love
lost and found again, of family and friendship, and of
secrets and ghosts laid to rest.
After nearly twenty years, Kiley Harris has returned to the
small New England town of Hawke's Cove. As a child, Kiley
eagerly anticipated every summer spent at the old family
beach house, where she'd be reunited with her two best
friends, Grainger Egan and Mack MacKenzie. For years, they
were an unshakable trio: sailing and swimming every day,
playing cards on the porch at night, and sharing their
dreams. But everything changed the summer after their high
school graduations, when the boys' friendship turned to
rivalry over Kiley -- with tragic results.
For nearly two decades, Kiley has been in self-imposed
exile from the place she loved so much. But now her parents
have asked her to ready the old beach house for sale, to
finance her son Will's college education. Losing the family
house will mean losing Hawke's Cove forever -- so Kiley
brings Will along to give him this connection to the past
he's long wished for. Yet she also fears that in Hawke's
Cove, Will inevitably will meet Grainger -- who might,
unknowingly, be Will's father. And Kiley doesn't know if
this is disastrous timing...or the gift of a second chance.
Rich in the complexities of love, insightful in the
mysteries of the heart, and generous in the forgiveness of
human frailties, Summer Harbor is a moving exploration of
the pains of the past, uncertainties of the present, and
hopes for the future.