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Summer of Good Intentions, by Wendy Francis

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The Summer of Good Intentions is an ideal summer read. It is full of ever-changing family dynamics and ailments. It focuses from the POV of three sisters and their families, as well as their mother and father (the parents are separated).

Every summer the family travels from their various homes and head to their summer home in Cape Cod to visit each other and reconnect. This year in particular is more dramatic, heartbreaking, and touching than the times in the past.

There were parts in the book that were summarized when I felt that there should have been more focus and I was surprised that three sisters could get together without one dramatic episode of arguing or jealousy…had that happened then it would have been a bit more realistic for me rather than the illnesses that occurred. Other than that, I did find it to be an enjoyable read. I would recommend as a satisfying summer read.