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In Salem Patterson's debut novel Second Summer, thriller novelist Taylor Harris seeks somewhere to settle in and work on his latest novel. When he chooses the Eastmark Hotel, he does not know that the hotel's manager and driving force is Evelyn Scot, the woman he loved and lost fourteen summers before. In a series of painful and frustrating revelations, the separated lovers learn of all the things they have missed in one another's lives—and that someone intentionally kept them from communicating for many of those fourteen years.
As Taylor and Evelyn strive to explore and understand the years they spent apart and their lingering feelings for one another, Taylor's career and his renewed relationship draw unwanted attention from an anonymous fanatic who seems to know the author's every move—and who is bent on seeing that Taylor live up to his potential as a writer, even if it means eliminating all other distractions in the author's life. The writer's struggle with this new danger and the regrets of his past mirror Evelyn's own efforts to overcome the years of emotional uncertainty she experienced on her own and at the hands of her domineering and sometimes intimidating ex-husband, and the two learn they must depend on what they have together to help them through the troubles they each experience.
Featuring a colorful cast of primary and secondary characters and the insular beauty of the fictional Eastmark Hotel, Second Summer demonstrates the tenacity of true love and the lasting ways those who love and are loved touch one another's lives. Through Taylor's and Evelyn's relationships with one another and with their friends and family, this novel shows the intricacies of relationships and the bonds that transcend time and strife.
What readers are saying...
"What's not to like? There's romance, there's intrigue-- combined with excellent character development and a perfectly paced plot, this makes for one great read. I really enjoyed getting to know Evie and Taylor, now and then. Second Summer is well worth your time." Amazon reader Pam D.
"Loved the book. Started reading at 7:30 PM and finally finished at 1:30 AM. Just did not want to put it down. Could not wait to see what was coming on the next page. Cannot wait until the next one."
Smashwords reader Ann M.
"I so enjoyed reading this book, remembering true love still exists, true love is forever and time and trials cannot stop true love. The characters were real, the setting was real and I felt like I was part of the story. I can't wait for the next book to come out! Long live true love!"
Amason reader Bev M.
"I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Evie, Taylor, Nathan, Hal, Simon, and the other wonderful characters in Second Summer. This was the perfect book for some light reading on my e-reader during my morning commute to work on the bus & before bed. If you're looking for some romance with a bit of a twist, check out Salem Patterson's first novel! It's well worth the $0.99."
Amazon reader Heather
" Loved it. Totally worth a read, as the writing is witty and smart but still sexy. It will keep you company for a while so a total steal for 0.99 cents. Read it!"
Amazon reader J. Clark
Wonderfully written, this book will keep your attention and pull your heart strings all at once... I loved my little getaway with Taylor and Evie. This book is worth more than. 99. Awesome work for new authors! Written like they've been doing it years. Kudos, ladies!
Amazon reader Tara