The Forever summer

A USA Today bestseller!

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A captivating tale of family secrets and strong women.
— People Magazine

The discovery of long-buried secrets brings three generations of women together to Cape Cod for the summer homecoming of a lifetime. 


Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: on the cusp of thirty she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and her father’s hard-won admiration. But with one careless mistake at work, Marin suddenly finds herself unemployed and alone. Before she can summon the courage to tell her parents, a young woman appears, claiming to be Marin's half-sister. Seeking answers, Marin agrees to join her on a soul-searching journey to Cape Cod, to meet the family she didn’t even know she had.

As the summer unfolds at her grandmother’s beachside B&B, it becomes clear that her half-sister’s existence is just the first in a series of truths that will shake Marin’s beliefs—in love, and in her own identity—to the core. Filled with shocking revelations, heartfelt romance, and resilient women banding together against the most unexpected twists of fate, THE FOREVER SUMMER is an emotionally resonant page-turner, and a delicious escape for any season. 

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Secrets revealed, love lost and found, and the abiding strength of family fill these pages with a particular wisdom and humor. Put up your feet, sip a cocktail, and let Jamie Brenner surprise and delight you with the first great read of summer.
— Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of ALL THE STARS IN HEAVEN
An engaging and emotional read with characters who stay with you, this is a good fit for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, beach reads, and women’s stories.
— Booklist
An emotional roller coaster ride that will have you addicted and wanting to read more. This book is truly the perfect literary escape for any season.
— Redbook
Engaging and not too fluffy, an excellent choice for summer vacation reading.
— Kirkus Reviews
The Forever Summer is an emotional, hot-topic page turner and a summer must-read.
— Bookbub
Tuck this soap opera into your beach bag!
— Good Housekeeping
This novel is the perfect recipe for a captivating summer read, mixing together equal parts of an emotional core and suspenseful plot development, adding a dash of heart-wrenching tears and topping it off with dynamically crafted characters.
— Romantic Times Magazine
This celebration of family in all its varieties is such a pleasure to read that you’ll want to make a reservation at the Beach Rose Inn, where happiness and redemption are discovered among the twists and thorns of life.
— Nancy Thayer, NYT bestselling author of SECRETS IN SUMMER
In THE FOREVER SUMMER, Jamie Brenner has created a witty and memorable tale of love lost and found, secrets hidden and revealed, and the family ties that transcend everything. Readers of Elin Hildebrand and Jane Green should reach for this moving and atmospheric story.
— Pam Jenoff, NYT bestselling author of THE ORPHAN'S TALE
Like finding sea glass in the sand, Brenner’s tale of a family drawn together by blood ties but hobbled by secrets captivates. She brings the quirky beach community of Provincetown to delicious life, while the final chapters left me rapt and choking back tears.
— Fiona Davis, author of THE DOLLHOUSE
Filled with memorable characters and with a plot that doesn’t let up, THE FOREVER SUMMER is a beautiful exploration of the meaning of family and the many facets of love - a perfect summer read.
— Anita Hughes, author of SANTORINI SUNSETS
A poignant portrait of a family in turmoil, striving to make peace with the past and forge forward into the future. Brenner is a natural storyteller with a gift for creating true-to-life characters. You’ll definitely want to curl up with this one!
— Emily Liebert, author of SOME WOMEN
This irresistible story is much like summer itself; you won’t want it to end. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand are sure to fall in love with Jamie Brenner’s THE FOREVER SUMMER.
— Brenda Janowitz, author of THE DINNER PARTY
With The Forever Summer, Brenner has established herself as a must-read summer author. I fell in love with the untraditional families coming together in charming Provincetown and the secrets that ultimately made them stronger. A vacation read that’s as essential as sunblock!
— Karin Tanabe, author of THE GILDED YEARS
Love and relationships are tested in this charming tale of sisterhood and resilience set against the beautiful backdrop of a Cape Cod summer.
— Zoe Fishman, author of INHERITING EDITH
Brenner’s writing is crisp and smart. Her strength lies in the masterful way she layers secrets and sentiment in order to create a truly original summer story.
— Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of TWO-FAMILY HOUSE
I loved this book and I anticipate that Brenner will join the ranks of the Summer Greats- Jane Green, Elin Hildebrand, Nancy Thayer, Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner.
— Andrea Katz of Great Thoughts, Great Readers