Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Summer of Good Intentions

Top Three Reasons This Should Be On Your Summer TBR List:

1. Cape Cod is a fabulous summer setting.
2. Sister novels are typically full of drama, secrets, heated arguments, and heartfelt moments.
3. Annual summer beach trips conjure nostalgia.

Cape Cod summers are supposed to remain reassuringly the same, but everything falls apart when three sisters and their families come together for their annual summer vacation—and they are carrying more secrets than suitcases.

Maggie is the oldest. She feels responsible for managing the summer house and making sure everything is as it always has been. But she’s hurt that her parents’ recent divorce has destroyed the family’s comfortable summer routines, and her own kids seem to be growing up at high speed. Is it too late to have another baby?

Jess is the middle sister. She loves her job but isn’t as passionate about her marriage. She’s not sure she can find the courage to tell Maggie what she’s done—much less talk to her husband about it.

Virgie is the youngest, her dad’s favorite. She’s always been the career girl, but now there’s a man in her life. Her television job on the west coast is beyond stressful, and it’s taking its toll on her—emotionally and physically. She’s counting on this vacation to erase the symptoms she’s not talking about.

The Herington girls are together again, with their husbands and kids, for another summer in the family’s old Cape Cod house. When their mother, Gloria, announces she’s coming for an unscheduled visit—with her new boyfriend—no one is more surprised than their father, Arthur, who has not quite gotten over his divorce. Still, everyone manages to navigate the challenges of living grown-up lives in close quarters, until an accident reveals a new secret that brings everyone together in heartbreak… and then healing.

We have one copy of The Summer of Good Intentions to give away to our readers. Thanks Simon and Schuster! This giveaway is open to residents of the US. You must be 18+ years of age to win. Reading Lark is not responsible for lost or damaged packages. The book will be shipped by the publisher.

The giveaway runs from August 10-17. Winner will be notified via email on August 18.


  1. Well, I agree with your top three! I always like the East Coast/Cape Cod setting for these types of sister novels. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. I agree with your top three reasons to read this book. I read to escape and since I've never visited Cape Cod the setting would be one of my main reasons to read this book. :)

  3. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd like to read this because it looks interesting and I would like to expand my horizons


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