Blog Tour & Review – Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner

Summer Longing

by Jamie Brenner

Published May 5, 2020

by Little, Brown and Company



About the book

Ruth Cooperman arrives in beautiful beachside Provincetown for her retirement, renting the perfect waterfront cottage while she searches for her forever home. After years of hard work and making peace with life’s compromises, Ruth is looking forward to a carefree summer of solitude. But when she finds a baby girl abandoned on her doorstep, Ruth turns to her new neighbors for help and is drawn into the drama of the close-knit community.

The appearance of the mystery baby has an emotional ripple effect through the women in town, including Amelia Cabral, the matriarch who lost her own child decades earlier; Elise Douglas, owner of the tea shop who gave up her dream of becoming a mother; and teenage local Jaci Barros who feels trapped by her parents’ expectations. Ruth, caring for a baby for the first time in thirty years, even reaches out to her own estranged daughter, Olivia, summoning her to Provincetown in hopes of a reconciliation.

As summer unfolds and friends and family care for the infant, alliances are made, relationships are tested, and secrets are uncovered. But the unconditional love for a child in need just might bring Ruth and the women of Provincetown exactly what they have been longing for themselves.

With heartfelt storytelling, Summer Longing is Jamie Brenner’s eagerly anticipated return to Provincetown; another unforgettable tale about motherhood, friendship, and finding your way home.




“Brenner’s novel about a retiree’s second act in Provincetown is a delightful escape wherever you are.”―People magazine

“A baby left on a doorstep begins Summer Longing, and the mystery pulls us along by the heartstrings to find out what happens to the endearing, maddening, fascinating families in a dreamy coastal town.”―Nancy Thayer, best-selling author of Girls Of Summer

“Jamie Brenner’s latest glittering read is her best summer book yet, a combination of page-turning plot and heartfelt human connection that will stay with readers long after the last sunset of the season. With Summer Longing, Jamie Brenner draws a world of hope and second chances that will leave readers wondering, with newfound optimism, what the next chapter might hold for their own lives.”―Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of Slightly South of Simple

“Fans of Elin Hilderbrand, beaches, summer, and family are sure to enjoy this perfect-for-your-vacation read.”―Booklist

“This touching, nuanced summer yarn delivers the goods.”―Publisher’s Weekly

“Summer Longing is Jamie Brenner at her best: an emotionally honest story about motherhood, friendship, and belonging.”―

“Lots of summer sun warms this light, charming beach read.”―Kirkus Reviews





My thoughts

The thing you need to know about Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner is that it was my very first read by this author. She has 6 previously published books, all with phenomenal reviews. What rock have I been hiding under? ( I have no clue either but if we find it, be darn sure I am breaking it with my Animal Crossings shovel). You see, this is exactly the reason I love to do book tours, I am introduced to so many authors that I’ve not read before, and as embarrassing as it is to admit, I am always overwhelmed with the ending results.

Beautiful beachside Provincetown, where people go to escape. Thats exactly what is happening this summer when Ruth Cooperman retires and stays in a rented cottage while she searches for her permanent home. But when a baby is left on her doorstep, Ruth immediately leans on her new neighbors for help, and is rapidly drawn to their charm as well as all the drama they bring along with them. As the summer slowly unfolds each of these ladies learn a little more about life and love while they all pitch in to care for a small abandoned child.

There is so many wonderful character lines going on in this book and Jamie Brenner weaves them all together so masterfully to create a unputdownable summer read. This story brings together a delightful cast of women who all have secrets, wants and needs that are all bound together by the love and care of a small child. There is mystery, romance, and plenty of drama to keep the pages turning, and you will find yourself both laughing and crying as you tear though the pages. This is an extremely uplifting and heartwarming read that will make you want to move to Provincetown and look for these ladies, and become friends with them yourself, trust me, you’ll be sad when it’s over.  I will be buying all of Jamie’s previous novels now, just so you know. This was brilliant. 5 stars, and a new auto-buy author for me!

I just would like to thank Jamie Brenner, Suzanne Leopold of Suzy Approved Book Tours and Little, Brown and Company for the copy of this book for my unbiased and honest opinion for review.





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About the Author

Jamie Brenner is the author of the national bestseller THE FOREVER SUMMER (Little, Brown). She grew up in suburban Philadelphia on a steady diet of Norma Klein, Judy Blume, and Judith Krantz novels. After studying literature at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Jamie moved to New York City where she started her career at HarperCollins Publishers, then later Barnes& and before becoming an author. Her next novel, SUMMER LONGING, will publish on May 5, 2020. Jamie lives in New York City and spends her summers traveling to the beach towns that inspire her novels.

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2 thoughts on “Blog Tour & Review – Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner

    1. Wow Chris thanks so much for the compliment, that means the world to me! I hope you love her as much as I do! Thanks for reading my review and commenting.



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