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5 stars for The Summer of Sorrow and Dance by @LizFlaherty1 #romance #laterinliferomance #bookreview



Title: The Summer of Sorrow and Dance

Author: Liz Flaherty

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Book Blurb:


In the midst of a summer of change, they’re both searching for an anchor.


Dinah is a mom, a giver, and a doer, so she’s used to change, but this summer is kind of overdoing that. The diner where she’s worked for half her life is closing, her college-age kids aren’t coming home for the summer, and a property on nearby Cooper Lake is calling her name, bringing long-held dreams of owning a B & B to the fore. Newcomer Zach Applegate is entering into her dreams, too.


Divorced dad, contractor, and recovering alcoholic Zach is in Fallen Soldier, Pennsylvania, to visit his brother and to decide what’s coming next in his life. He doesn’t like change much, yet it seems to be everywhere. But he finds an affinity for remodeling and restoration, is overjoyed when his teenage sons join him for the summer, and he likes Dinah Tyler, too. A lot.


Dinah and Zach each experience sorrow and tumult but go on to dance in the kitchen. Together, they have something, but is it enough?


My Review:


Time for the second of the New Year Teddy's Timely Reviews! Here is a book that can cross generations with ease.


For most of us, fam(ily) is just who we hang with. Here, fam(ily) is more than who we are related to. If you are looking for a lot to enjoy, this is the romance for you..


The cast is vast and the book is epic if you like romance. Dinah's life is a roller coaster ride that just is fun to follow.


Zach's battle is a great base to his story. If you love big family, then you will want to read this.


My first try with this author and I was surprised with how good it was. A really detailed work that takes you deep into the emotional depths of two tragic people.


If you like this author, then you want to buy this. If you like later in life romance, then this is a good one for you. If you are over 30, then this may just be the book for you.


TBH (To be honest), kinda makes me excited that in 15 or 20 years, I can find romance.


A great book and one I recommend.


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


USA Today bestselling author Liz Flaherty started writing in the fourth grade when her Aunt Gladys allowed her to use her portable Royal typewriter. The truth was that her aunt would have let her do anything to get her out of her hair, but the typewriter and the stories it could produce caught on, and Liz never again had a day without a what if… in it.


She and Duane, her husband of at least forever, live in a farmhouse in central Indiana, sharing grown children, spoiled cats, and their grandkids, the Magnificent Seven. (Don’t get her started on them—you’ll be here all day.)


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Reviewed by: Teddy (edited by Nancy)

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Liz Flaherty
Liz Flaherty
Jan 26, 2023

Thanks for the review!

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Jan 26, 2023
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You're so welcome!

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