June 2017 Members’ Selection
Discussion: Saturday, August 2017
Members’ Selection: June 2017
Book: The Summer of Me: A Novel
Author: Angela Benson
Review: Coming Saturday, August, 2017
As a single mother, Destiny makes sacrifices for her children—including saying goodbye for the summer so they can spend time with their father and stepmother. Though she’ll miss them with all her heart, the time alone gives her an opportunity to address her own needs, like finish getting her college degree. But Destiny’s friends think her summer should include some romance.
Destiny doesn’t want to be set up…until she meets Daniel. The handsome, warm and charming pastor soon sweeps Destiny off her feet. But is romance what she really wants? Or needs?
As the days pass, Destiny will make new discoveries—about herself, the man she’s fallen for, and the people around her. And she’ll face challenging choices. But most of all, she’ll grow in ways she never imagined, learning unexpected lessons about trust, forgiveness, and the price of motherhood…and truly become the woman she wants to be.
Angela Benson writes from the heart about matters that she has experienced and about which she feels strongly. She is the award winning and bestselling author of fourteen novels, two novellas and two non-fiction titles. Her work has been published by six major publishers, including Harlequin, Tyndale House, Berkeley and William Morrow. Her most recently published works are the relationship guide, Men Don’t Like Ugly, Women Don’t Like Broke (July, 2016), and the contemporary novel, The Summer of Me (William Morrow, 2016). She holds a doctorate from the University of Georgia, a masters from Georgia Tech and undergraduate degrees from both Georgia Tech and Spelman College. Dr. Benson is an associate professor at The University of Alabama.