The Last Summer Review and Giveaway!

Welcome to the blog tour for The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce!

About the Book

For twenty-something Sara Witherspoon and her group of friends, a perfect Southern summer includes lake house getaways, wedding planning, outdoor concerts, and a dash of romance. But for this unique gang of seven friends who love each other like family, this year, summer rolls in with a host of changes for everyone.

When Sara’s longtime crush and closest friend, Luke, begins seriously dating another girl in the group, she’s forced into a situation of dealing with hurt and jealousy, while outwardly trying to support her friends.

Throw an unexpected handsome pilot from North Carolina into the mix, as well as an old flame, and Sara’s life gets even more complicated.

As time unfolds, Sara and the others are presented with the reality of what a season of change can do to close friends.

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Bling! Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2017
PAGES: 236

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My Perspective

If I was moving into a new city and search for a group of new friends, the characters in this book would be it. I felt like part of their circle just from reading the book. They were friendly, looked out for each, funny, and most importantly, Godly. Think a Christian version of Friends. It is a group like this that I am always praying my daughter will have one day. These friends really made the story for me. Just a close knit bunch that put others first and were always around to listen and offer a shoulder.

Aside from that, I felt this book would be perfect for those individuals whom, like Sara, have a close friend that is of the opposite sex, that they have started to develop some feelings for. Sometimes you’re scared to tell that person how you really feel and then it’s too late. What do you do at that point? The author did a great job of showing Sara’s feelings, and her internal struggle with what to do. And I liked how she chose not to have the group of friends take sides. I don’t think I would have liked the book as much had it been written that way.

It was an all around good read – great for summer time! And I cannot forget to mention that this book has not one, but two swoony males in it! I hard a difficult time deciding which was my favorite because they both had great qualities in them. But in the end, I had to go with my heart, just like Sara did. You’ll have to read the book to figure it out! I do hope you enjoy it. 🙂

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Brandy Bruce is a mother, a wife, a book editor, an author, and someone who seriously loves dessert. Originally from Texas, she now makes her home in Colorado with her husband and three children. She’s the author of Looks Like LoveThe Romano Family Collection, and The Last Summer.

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As part of the The Last Summer blog tour, Brandy Bruce is giving away this great SUMMER PRIZE PACK to one winner! (US addresses only) Enter the giveaway here!


Tour Schedule

July 3 – Reading Is My SuperPower (kickoff)
July 4 – A Baker’s Perspective
July 5 – Christian Bookaholic
July 6 – Melony Teague
July 7 – Reading Is My SuperPower (review)
July 8 – Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
July 9 – Fiction Aficionado
July 10 – Northern Belle

14 thoughts on “The Last Summer Review and Giveaway!

  1. OOOH! This sounds GOOD! I love friendship stories! Does she resolve the trouble with the guy in a satisfying (not necessarily “happily-ever-after” way?

  2. Thanks for the perspective and the chance to win a great SUMMER PRIZE PACK. 🙂

    The Last Summer sounds like a great read and one I can’t wait to get my hands on.

  3. “The Last Summer” sounds like a great read for the summer. Really enjoyed the description of the book and I’m looking forward to reading it.

  4. I had a situation like the charcter in the story. It was difficult. I’m glad I went out on a limb. Nothing ventured nothing gained.

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