Book Review: One S’more Summer

Amazon Synopsis: “For twenty long years, Gigi Goldstein has been pining away for her best friend’s guy. She knows it’s wrong and it has to stop, but she hasn’t been able to let go ever since they all met on the bus to summer camp back when they were seven years old. The same week that her best friends finally announce their wedding date, Gigi loses her high-profile design job. With all of her dreams unravelling, she runs to the last place she remembers being happy.

Taking the Head Counselor position at Camp Chinooka, Gigi hopes to reclaim the joy she felt as a camper, but the job isn’t all campfire songs and toasting marshmallows. Gigi’s girls are determined to make her look bad in front of the boys’ Head Counselor—the sexy but infuriating Perry—and every scrap of the campground is laced with memories.

When Gigi finally realizes she can’t escape the present by returning to her past, she’s forced to reexamine her life and find the true meaning of love. But will she be able to mend fences and forgive herself before she loses her one real shot at happiness?

If you love Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin, you’ll love this heartwarming debut from a fresh voice in contemporary chick-lit that offers a lighthearted and fun take on friendship, love, and how to recover from past mistakes.”

Length: 266 pages

Publisher and date: Ink Monster, LLC on May 30, 2017

Destiny’s Thoughts

Where I found the book: Another great Bookbub find. I think it’s really starting to understand my interests.

How it’s written: It’s written in first person from Gigi’s point of view. I’m honestly impressed at how well her present-day life at the camp and her past memories are nicely woven together to give you a better sense of how she ended up in her current situation. I read this book within two days just during my free time (I’m not a fast reader).

Why I like the book: The way Gigi and her fellow head counselor, Perry, wind each other up is entertaining and irritating. I was rooting for them from the beginning. 

I loved this for the same reason I enjoyed Some Lucky Woman. I realize I am drawn to the narrative of everything going wrong and a woman picking herself back up and finding love along the way. It’s a very independent story that warms my heart and makes me feel like I can conquer anything.


Final Thoughts: This is a great tale of finding yourself again and what a friendship can handle. 

If you want to buy this book, click here. The second novel in this series has been recently published and can be picked up here. A third book is available for preorder as well, release date for August 2018.

If you’ve read this book and would like to discuss it further, please leave a comment. I try to stay away from spoilers in this section but the comment section is fair game.


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