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A Summer to Remember by Victoria Cooke


Sam lives by the mantra that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.  

After the tragic loss of her husband, Sam built a new life around friends, her cat Coco and a career she loves. Fending off frequent set-ups and well-meaning advice to ‘move on’, Sam is resolutely happy being single.

But when Sam gets seconded to her firm’s Boston office for the summer, it is more than her career that is in for a shake-up. A spur of the moment decision to visit the idyllic beaches of Cape Cod could end up changing her life forever.


Maybe your heart can be happy again on a different continent.

This is a fun story about lost love and finding happiness again.  

Sam is lost without her husband and refuses to date anyone again. Ethan has lost his wife and tried to forget by dating too many women.  Will they be able to move on with each other?

Why is it that when you want something bad enough and work hard enough for it, it doesn’t come until the worst possible time?

Set in London, Boston and Cape Cod, the story brings Sam to Boston for her dream summer marketing job in Boston and on the way she meets new friends on a trip to the beach.  Though Sam and Ethan don’t hit it off at first, the slow build up of their relationship is sweet. When Sam breaks it off knowing she lives across the ocean, she is offered a permanent job in Boston. Will she stay or go?

Sam has been a widow for 8 years and her tendency to run away from everything is a bit childish and annoying. On the other hand, Ethan, who has been a widower for some time, is the calmness to her anxiety and his little girl Lexi is a smart cookie. Of course, I can’t leave out Harry and Barney who are believers in true love and give a great lift to the story. 

Thank you to Ms. Cooke for giving me the opportunity to review this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Victoria CookeVictoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.

Her third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018.

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