Book Review | Cherokee Summer by Susan Antony @SusanAntonyCS #yalit #romance #sweetromance #bookrevi
Title: Cherokee Summer
Author: Susan Antony
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
When Ace leaves home to spend the summer in Cherokee, North Carolina the last thing she expects to find is a boyfriend—until she meets Cherokee Tribe member John Spears. As Ace and John's friendship blossoms, they find their life experiences mirror each other and they fall in love. Despite hurdles thrown by well-meaning family members and jealous frenemies, the star-crossed lovers remain committed to their mutual belief that the universe has drawn them together. However, when Ace sends John a strange text and then suddenly disappears, the two must rely on their trust in each other to save both their lives and their love.
Ace wishes with all her might she didn’t have to spend the summer away from her friends but she doesn’t have a choice. Little does she know her life’s about to change forever. Once in Cherokee, North Carolina she meets handsome John Spears and they become fast friends. Young love soon blossoms between them. Both families try to keep them apart but for these young lovers, they belong together. When John disappears, Ace must follow her heart or else disastrous consequences will tear them apart.
Ahh, young love. Cherokee Summer is a wonderful story about falling in love with someone and following your heart, no matter what heritage you come from. Both Ace and John have issues with their families and drama is everywhere. From Ace’s alcoholic mother to John’s traditional grandmother, a clash of cultures feeds animosity between the families but not between the two lovers.
My favorite parts of the book, besides the sweet romance, has to be the portrayal of a young Native American straddling traditional and modern cultures. The author amazed me with her sensitivity to the traditions of John’s tribe while focusing on the here and now. The strife and conflict were well done.
As far as young adult romances go, this one is on the sweet side. Plenty of drama to create relativity for teens, I found myself transported to my own teens when I fell for a handsome Native American boy. The start is a little slow but once it got going, there was plenty of action. The ending was brilliant.
If you’re looking for a sweet romance before the warm weather hits, pick up Cherokee Summer today! Looking forward to reading more from Susan Antony.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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Susan Antony is an IT by day, hip-shaker and writer by night, artist whenever possible, and an internet addict. She lives in the sunny south with her teenage son and two Cairn Terriers.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N