Summer Shift by Lynn Kiele Bonasia
Ms. Bonasia holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts and an MA from Florida International University.
Booklist reviewed Bonasia’s Summer Shift, saying “she has a gift for vivid and inventive descriptions and a clear affection for and understanding of her characters, who come across as flesh-and-blood individuals as opposed to typical small-town eccentrics.” The magazine reviewer also points out that the author does, however, try to juggle a few too many subplots. Both statements ring true to me.
You’ll cheer the main character, Mary, on as she deals with past guilt, a new (but old) boyfriend, an aunt with Alzheimer’s, and a wait-staff at the local and popular restaurant she runs in Cape Cod. The writing is charming and friendly, just like many of the characters. The book is light enough, and certainly appropriately set, for a summer read, but will give you plenty to think about as well. Check it out.