Full Book Title: Summer Girl, A Novel
Author Name: Linda Watkins
Book Synopsis: "Does first love, true love, ever really die?" Andi Martin asks herself that question as she sits on the porch of the Sloane Cottage, her mind flooded with memories of the summer of '65 and a boy, once loved, but never forgotten. Jake Chambers is also on a collision course with the past as he returns to Cutter Island for the first time in more than a decade. And, as the ferry approaches the wharf, he finds his mind filled with thoughts of a summer long forgotten and a girl destined to haunt him forever. From award-winning author, Linda Watkins, comes a story of love, loss, survival, and, most of all, hope...SUMMER GIRL, A Novel. "...take a deep breath; because Summer Girl isn't formula writing about a summer fling, but a deeper story of coming of age, sexual abuse in families, and methods of survival that enter the picture of a blossoming interpersonal relationship, making Summer Girl an unexpectedly complex read." ~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Author Bio: Born on the east coast, Linda Watkins grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Upon graduation from college (Carnegie Mellon, '70), she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived and worked for most of her adult life. In 2006, she packed her belongings and, along with her 3 rescue dogs, took the plunge and moved to a remote island off the coast of Maine. It was there that she wrote her award-winning first novel, Mateguas Island. Her success continued with the next two novels in the series, Return to Mateguas Island and Ghosts of Mateguas, both award-winners. Linda currently resides in Sedona, AZ and has just completed a work of literary fiction, Summer Girl, A Novel and a novella entitled Sarah & Zoey. For more information about her and her work, please visit her website at www.lindawatkins-author.com, her blog, www.lindawatkins.biz, or her book website, www.mateguasisland.com.
Publisher Name: Gatekeeper Press