All Summer Long: A Novel
All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank is a thought provoking read. A woman goes through inner struggles as to what will happen to her and her husband as well as their future. She’s at the point in life where everything is quickly falling apart and her husband has no idea…they have plans to move and like every other woman, the main character has doubts. Will it be good or bad…and will they survive the storm to come? This new summer title brings the realities of life and the unpleasantness of failure. All Summer Long is the first novel I have read by this talented writer. I liked following the character’s journey and thoughts as the plot unfolded. However, the story itself seemed a bit too depressing with the anxiety of work, the uncertainty of the future, and the unknown of what may or may not happen to the marriage.
Readers will find themselves completely lost in Oliva Ritchie’s problems. Her issues feel like they were mine and that I was the one shouldering all of her worries. Taking a huge step into the unknown is a fear that everyone has. Here, Dorothea Benton Frank has masterfully covered the life of a marriage between two opposites. Drama, intrigue, and a bit of humor can be found within this well-developed and well-written story. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the characters were believable and the plot carried an emotional journey that felt real. I recommend this new novel to readers everywhere. All Summer Long is a must read for all.
|Page Count||384 pages|
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