Review & Giveaway: Firefly Summer

Firefly Summer

Firefly Summer
By Nan Rossiter
Kensington Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9781496705037, July 26, 2016, 352pp.

The Short of It:

Tragedy and heartache can ruin a family but for the Quinn sisters, their love for one another helps them come to terms with the events of the past.

The Rest of It:

The Quinn family spent summer after summer at Whit’s End, their summer house on the Cape. With four sisters and one brother they were a formidable bunch but their time on the Cape was always magical and memorable. But in the summer of 1964, eight-year-old Easton drowns under the watch of one of his sisters and the events of that night forever haunt them.

The Quinn sisters, now grown and all living on the Cape, find themselves leaning on one another as they deal with health scares, crumbling marriages, new relationships, addiction and the overwhelming grief they carry with them from that fateful night.

Rossiter is known for writing stories with heart. Firefly Summer is no exception. The setting, the food, their conversations and their real-life struggles make this the perfect summer read.

I’ve had the pleasure of reading all of Nan Rossiter’s novels and they are all wonderful. You can’t  go wrong with any of them. They center around family and she always has these wonderful settings. Check out her website for more information.

Guess what? The author has offered up a copy to giveaway! See details below.


This giveaway is for one copy of Firefly Summer and is open to the US and Canada. A winner will be chosen randomly by me. The book will come directly from the publisher/author Only one entry per person. Giveaway closes on July 31, 2016 (pacific). I will contact the winner for his/her mailing address.



Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
Disclosure: This post contains Indiebound affiliate links.

9 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway: Firefly Summer”

  1. I have to admit that after I read one of her books, I didn’t think I would like any others – I was soooo wrong! I’ve read all of her other books and LOVED them. I am excited about this new one. I can’t wait to read it! I’m looking forward to another wonderful book by Rossiter 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!

    1. I hear ya. I feel the same way about Women’s fiction. Rossiter’s books are a little more family based which I enjoy. There is usually a love interest but the family ties are what draw me back. I can’t lie. The food and drink bring me back too. She always includes food and cocktails and with this last one I think I gained a pound or two.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! Congrats on having an 18 year old! I have always been a Nan Rossiter fan, looking forward to her new book!!

    1. Thank you! How have you been? Sorry for the late reply. My Mac has a virus and it’s affected my time online. This summer just flew by for me. I am in serious denial over school starting this week.

  3. Stories with heart… I like that 🙂 It’s not something that hasn’t been done before, this story, but I’m still curious. Must be your review…

    1. Nan Rossiter has written quite a few books. Some of the stories resonate with me more than others but she always, always writes from the heart. She has a real knack for families and all the stuff that goes with them. And she likes food and cocktails which always make an appearance in her books.

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