Book Reviews of The Goodbye Summer

The Goodbye Summer
The Goodbye Summer
Author: Patricia Gaffney
ISBN-13: 9780061137198
ISBN-10: 0061137197
Pages: 460
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 17 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I've read this book in my spare time, and I really enjoyed the story. I became so attached to the main character, Caddie, that I did cry in this book. Any book that can make me cry is an A++ in my mind!
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Helpful Score: 1
Probably my least liked of Gaffney's novels. Trite and annoying characters, trite and annoying plot. She can do so much better!
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Great summer read I've enjoyed all her books
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A sweet story but a little slow going.
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A great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book ! I fast became a Patricia Gaffney fan after reading 'The Saving Graces.'
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A music teacher who lives with her grandmother finds herself writing biographies of elderly people. Lovely characters.
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This is a book about a 32 year old woman living with her grandmother and going through life changes that many woman have gone through earlier. Caddie's Nan goes into an assisted living facility, Wake House, and you will meet a great group of older characters with unique and familiar personalities. I enjoyed the book very much.
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Unforgettable novel about daring to love,braving a loss & setting yourself free.
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Caddie Winger, is jolted out of her comfy, self made nest and is forced to look at the world with new eyes. She begins to take charge of her future, by making a new best friend, taking risks she never dreamed she could and navigating the depths and shallows of true love and crushing heartbreak.
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This book is okay. Not a fast read, but worth the effort.
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This is a very endearing story about one girls life altering summer. A must read!!
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For thirty-two year-old Caddie Winger, one summer can make the whole world look different. Jolted out of her comfy, self-made nest and forced to look at the world with new eyes, caddie begins to take charge of her furture-making a new best friend, taking risk she never dreamed she could, and navigating the depths and shallows of true love and crusing heartbreak. And in the course of one extraordinary season, Caddie will learn how to trust other people...and ultimately, how to trust herself.
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I thought this book was horrible. It was boring and the story was just kind of dumb. I had a hard time getting through it but I stuck with it hoping it would get better. Unfortunately, I was disappointed.
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Caddie discovers one summer can make the whole world different for a 32 year old as she makes new friends and takes risks she never dreamed she could due. Finds love and heartbreak, and finally learns to trust others and herself.
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How much can one summer change a person's life? For thirty-two year old Caddie Winger, one summer can make the whole world look different. A piano teacher who gives lessons to the neighborhood children, Caddie still lives with her grandmother and is extremely happy with her present life.

Caddie's mother died when she was nine, and she was raised by her grandmother. Now, their roles are reversed, and it's Caddie who cares for her Nana. When her grandmother breaks her leg and insists on going into a convalescent home, Caddie finds herself being pulled out of her comfy, self-made nest. Living on her own for the first time since college, she uncovers some startling truths from her past.

Jolted, she looks at the world through new eyes and begins to take charge of her future. As she makes a new best friend, takes risks she never dreamed she could, and navigates the depths and shallows of true love and devastating heartbreak, Caddie learns how to trust other people and, ultimately, how to trust herself.

This is the third book by Patricia Gaffney that I've ever read, and I have truly enjoyed all three books that I've read. I loved the portrayal of the characters in The Goodbye Summer and have to say that this book was lovely to read. The Goodbye Summer by Patricia Gaffney is a definite five star read for me, and I'm certainly going to put it on my keeper bookshelf. Definitely an A+! book for me and I look forward to reading more from Patricia Gaffney very soon! :)
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One remarkable summer can change a life forever.
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A great read by Ganffney, Caddie Winger at 32 takes a summer to make the whole worl d loook different.
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For thirty-two-year-old Caddie Winger, one summer can make the whole world look different. Jolted out of her comfy, self-made nest and forced to look at the world with new eyes, Caddie begins to take charge of her future -- making a new best friend, taking risks she never dreamed she could, and navigating the depths and shallows of true love and crushing heartbreak. And in the course of one extraordinary season, Caddie will learn how to trust other people ... and, ultimately, how to trust herself.
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From the author of the bestselling The Saving Graces.

"How much change can one summer bring? For 32 year old Caddie, one summer can make the whole world look different. Jolted out of her comfy, self-made nest and forced to look at the world with new eyes, Caddie begins to take charge of her future - making a new best friend, taking risks she never dreamed of, and navigating the depths and shallows of true love and crushing heartbreak. And in the course of one extraordinary season, Caddie learns how to trust other people, and ultimately, herself."

A sweet, sad story. More sweet than sad - even tho Caddie loses people she loves, she reaches out and finds other friends/family who help her get thru the pain.
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For 32 year old Caddie Winger, one summer can make the whole world look different. Jolted out of her comfy, self-made nest and forced to look at the world with new eyes, Caddie begins to take charge of her future--making a new best friend, taking risks she never dreamed she could, and navigating the depths and shallows of true love and crushing heartbreak. And in the course of one extraordinary season, Caddie will learn how to trust other people....and, ultimately, how to trust herself.
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Great book, quick read
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Brand new and unread.
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by Bestselling author of Saving Graces