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by Jan Maxwell,Patricia Gaffney

The Goodbye Summer is an unforgettable novel about daring to love, braving a loss, and setting yourself free, by Patricia Gaffney, the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, The Saving Graces. Poignantly exploring one woman’s inner growth and self discovery over the course of a season of profound change, The Goodbye Summer is women’s fiction at its finest—heartbreaking, healing, emotional, and real. As Nora Roberts so aptly puts it, Patricia Gaffney “reminds us what it’s like to be a woman.”
Download The Goodbye Summer CD: A Novel epub
ISBN: 0060548509
ISBN13: 978-0060548506
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Literary
Author: Jan Maxwell,Patricia Gaffney
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio; Abridged edition (April 13, 2004)
ePUB size: 1673 kb
FB2 size: 1178 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 101
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I agree with the reviewer who said Gaffney could write about a trip to the grocery store and she'd read it and love it. I feel the same way. I, too, love Gaffney's wry sense of humor and her ability to show me the world in a different way. That said, it doesn't really surprise me that some readers were bored, because this IS a quiet, character-driven story that develops slowly, and some readers just don't have the patience for that. One last comment: I liked this book so much I used it as an example of great writing at a talk I recently gave to a group of writers here in the Houston area. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone who loves women's fiction or who aspires to write women's fiction.
This was another addictive book written by Patricia Gaffney. She created characters that you cared about and wanted to follow to the end of the book and even further. I found myself thinking of the characters long after I had finished the book. The plot was interesting and poignant. Another winner from Ms. Gaffney.
I loved it
Really like everything Patricia Gaffney writes.
I started reading this book while my daughter was in the hospital and because it belonged to the library there I couldn't take it home. I just had to finish it so I bought a Kindle copy and my only regret is that there weren't more pages to read. It was a fantastic story.
I love this book, I had owned it before and given it away. It is one I want to read again.
I would not call this a sensual romance though there is a small amount sex in it. It takes place mostly in a small town (there is one road trip in it). The heroine is a shy women living with her extremely outrageous grandmother, barely making ends meet. Her grandmother breaks a bone in a fall and insists on recuperating in a rest home/nursing home which has opened in the mansion which used to belong to the wealthiest family in town. The heroine develops relationships with all of the residents in the home through her grandmother and her music. She helps heal emotional wounds in the residents and eventually has her own emotional wounds healed and finds what has been missing in her life.

It contains lots of offbeat older characters so if you have good relationships with the older people in your life you are much more likely to enjoy this than people who have little taste for company of the elderly. People who find the elderly boring should avoid this book..don't read, don't buy it, and don't review it.

The love story between the heroine and an emotional shattered young man is low key, at times bittersweet, and ultimately heart warming.

This the first full length novel I read by this author who I discovered from her novellas that were included in collections that contained the short J D Robb In Death/Eve Dallas stories. I am glad to see this author's publisher is putting older stuff out as e books because it was sadly very difficult to find copies of this author's endearing funky work a mere 2 years ago.
This book has been sitting on my shelf for a while; I think I got it from my mom years ago, and never really looked at it until now. I figured it was finally time to get it off my shelf. I haven't read anything by Patricia Gaffney before, and this sounded interesting, so I gave it a try!

This was an interesting read. It didn't suck me in and I don't think it was an amazing book, but I liked it. It kept me interested in reading and I wanted to figure out what happened to the characters. Caddie lives with her grandmother until her grandmother goes to Wake House because she injured her leg. Caddie is living alone for the first time in a while and doesn't quite know how to adjust. As the book goes on, we see Caddie grow and become slightly more confident in herself. She forms new relationships with other residents of Wake House, like Thea, Magill, and Cornel. She struggles with finding her independence, but ultimately, this summer transforms her life completely.

Overall, it was a good book, but not great. There wasn't really anything wrong with it, but it didn't have the 'wow' factor I was hoping for throughout the story.