Saturday, April 15, 2023

An Invincible Summer by Mariah Stewart – A Book Review

 An Invincible Summer is the first book in the Wyndham Beach Series. This contemporary women romantic fiction series revolves around three best friends since high school ~ Maggie Lloyd, Lydia Bryant and Emma Harper. The main character in Book 1 is Maggie

A summer scene at the beach


An Invincible Summer by Mariah Stewart
In An Invincible Summer, recently widowed Maggie Lloyd returns to her hometown of Wyndham Beach on the Massachusetts coast for her fortieth high school reunion. Even though it seems to have been a lifetime ago that she was there, she picks right up with her two dear friends, Lydia and Emma. The friends have a wonderful time catching up, until the night of the reunion dinner where she comes face to face with Brett Crawford and deep emotions are once again stirred.

Brett and Maggie were the town's golden couple seemingly destined for one another. But a shattering secret drove them apart those 40 years ago. 

Lydia and Emma, having left their beach community for college, returned  to Wyndham Beach where they married and each had a child.  Maggie left, married someone other then Brett, and raised two daughters in Pennsylvania. 

Just before leaving Wyndham Beach for her home in Philadelphia, Maggie learns that the home she grew up in, sold years ago after her parents were gone, is now for sale.  A few weeks later, realizing how much she has missed her Wyndham Beach community, Maggie decides it's time to put sad memories behind her by selling the Philadelphia house and buying  her old family home in Wyndham Beach. Her oldest daughter goes with her to try and forget the nasty divorce she just went through. 


Even though it is wonderful to be back in the home she grew up in, with the friends who meant so much to her, and having a chance to start over, returning home also means facing her rekindled feelings for her first love. Can Maggie and Brett get past the terrible secret that has been buried all these years and open their hearts to the future? 

An Invincible Summer is a story of timeless friendship and endless love.

An Invincible Summer by Mariah Stewart
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  1. I really like the premise of three women in their late 50s (I presume) who were best friends in high school getting the “old gang” back together in their hometown. This sounds like a series I would enjoy. Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. I am finding this trilogy about these three women friends absolutely delightful and fascinating. I think you would enjoy the Wyndham Beach Series too, Margaret. The next two books in the series will be reviewed soon. :)

  2. As you know, romantic fiction is my favorite genre. I can also see why it would appeal to a reader who enjoys a touch of mystery. I'm sure I will enjoy this book, and the series. Thank you for the recommendation and review!

  3. This story line interests in. As someone who kinda did the same thing - except my brother bought our family home (although I had dibs too, but life got in the way) - I often think about the turns we make in life, where they led us, versus where we would be if we had chosen differently - so to go back is intriguing to me. I would enjoy this book.

    1. I am sure you would enjoy this book, Barbara. And both the other two in this trilogy. I will be reviewing the others soon. :)

  4. This sounds very interesting. Sometimes I'm just in the mood for some light fiction and this sounds like it would fit the bill. Thank you for the recommend.

    1. I think you would really enjoy this series, Mary Beth. My usual genre is mystery, but I really was 'taken' with this series.

  5. Oh this sounds like a book I would really enjoy. Lighthearted and very easy to get into is sometimes just what I really really need!

    1. Thanks, Olivia. Hope you get to read this series.


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