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The Summer of Songbirds - lifelong friends band together to save their beloved summer camp.

Daphne, an attorney, is thirty years old and has triumphed after a difficult childhood. Her salvation has been the close friendships she has with Lanier and Mary Stuart. The three women met when they were six years old, the age children could start going to Camp Holly Springs. The youngest campers are called Songbirds. The camp is still owned by Daphne's Aunt June. But after years of thriving, the impact of the pandemic has left the camp with serious financial issues and its future is in jeopardy. After Mary Stuart's wedding, it's Lanier's turn. But as the next wedding is being prepared for, the three women and June work to save their beloved camp. Relationships and friendships become strained but through it all, the women are determined to save the place that means the most to them.

I was thrilled to discover that the talented Kristy Woodson Harvey decided to set her latest book in the world of summer camp and the enduring friendships created there. My summers at camp hold many of my best memories and the friendships made remain today - decades later. The Summer of Songbirds was such an enjoyable book, bringing back many nostalgic feelings about summers past. Yet it is more than a look back as much of the story takes place in the present and the three women are at the stage where they are planning for the future, dealing with life's difficult decisions. Pull up a beach chair and dig in.

Many thanks to Gallery Books for the opportunity to read this delightful book in advance of its publication.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Women's Fiction.

Publication Date: July 11, 2023.

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