Book Review: The Summer Sisters by Sara Richardson

About the Book:

Title: The Summer Sisters

Author: Sara Richardson

Series: Juniper Springs

Page Length: 351

Publication Date: July 26, 2022

Publisher: Forever

Synopsis: The Buchanan sisters share everything—even ownership of their beloved Juniper Inn. As children, they spent every holiday there, until a feud between their mother, Lillian, and Aunt Sassy—one that would last for decades—kept them away. 

When plans for a grand re-opening of the inn coincide with Sassy’s 70th birthday party, youngest sister, Rose, decides it’s time for a family reunion. Only she’ll need help from a certain handsome hardware store owner to pull off the extravagant celebration . . .   

And when Lillian’s return brings family secrets flooding into the open, will the Buchanan sisters find the strength to heal the pain of the past and maybe even . . . find love? 

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My Review:

This is a sweet, feel-good story about sisterhood, family, and finding love. The story takes place about six months after the conclusion of Home for the Holidays and follows the sisters as they prepare to open their beloved Juniper Inn in Juniper Springs. Can I live there? Juniper Springs has that wonderful small-town charm, complete with meddling friends, neighbors, and family, and a community where everyone knows everybody else’s business. There’s a wonderful sense of community, which I always love in small settings.

I loved the Buchanon sisters as well as their aunt and mother. It’s so interesting to see so many vibrant and dynamic women support one another and work out old miscommunications and fractured relationships. These women are at different stages in their lives, and different things are important to each of them. I thought the author did a great job of bringing these women to life and showing all of their different perspectives.

The Summer Sisters is the second book in the Juniper Springs series, and though it follows the same characters from the first book, I think it could be read as a standalone. The romances aren’t the major focus of the story, but I still enjoyed them. If you like a slow-burn, slow-building love story, you’ll probably enjoy these.

Overall, I thought this was a charming family-centered story with amazing relationships, a wonderful setting, and sweet romances. Thanks to Forever for providing me with a copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.



Favorite Parts:

  • The themes of sisterhood and family.
  • The small-town community and charm.


This is a fun story if you’re looking for a sweet or cozy read, if you like Hallmark-esque books, or if you like stories with tons of small-town charm.

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