Girls of Summer by C.E. Hilbert {Book Review}

 **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All thoughts are my own.



Sinister Secrets. Family Betrayal. A Fortune at Risk


Charlotte Dixon loves her life in Manhattan, but her world is decimated, and she finds herself severely in debt when she discovers her mother skimming money from her gallery.


When Charlotte receives the news that her estranged father has passed away, she finds herself in small-town South Carolina, forced to partner with her half-sister in running the baseball team and family business. If she can make it through 365 long days of running her daddy's business, she'll inherit half his multi-million dollar fortune—money she desperately needs to rectify the sins of her mother.


But can a big city girl overcome small-town sass and the unwelcome guidance of too-handsome-for-his-own-good general counsel Mac Taylor, or will this uptown girl discover she is truly a southern girl of summer at heart?



C.E. Hilbert lives in sleepy town outside Columbus, OH in a 120-year-old fixer-upper with her Golden Retriever, Georgie. She believes that life goes best with Jesus, cookies made with real butter, summers watching baseball and winters filled with hockey. C.E. Hilbert lives in sleepy town outside Columbus, OH in a 120-year-old fixer-upper with her Golden Retriever, Georgie. She believes that life goes best with Jesus, cookies made with real butter, summers watching baseball and winters filled with hockey



In Girls of Summer, we meet half-sisters Charlotte and Georgie who are being forced to live and work together following the death of their father. If they can make it one year, they are both set to receive half of their father's fortune... a fortune that Charlie very much needs. But it seems like surviving the year might be harder than they think in this unique suspense. 

This is a new to me author, but I was intrigued by the idea of this story. Certainly a unique premise that drew me in. I must admit, I did struggle a bit to get into the story at first. I am not certain why, but I felt like I was missing something as I started the story... but not being part of a series, I cannot pinpoint as to how or why I felt that way. Honestly, it could have been more my busy state of mind as I started reading than anything to do with the story itself. 

Still, despite that initial disconnect, it was an enjoyable story filled with family drama and secrets, loads of suspense and yes, some romance too. It was well written and I so enjoyed the unique story. If you enjoy Christian suspense, this is one worth checking out. I look forward to reading more from this author. 


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