Book Reviews of That Summer Place: Old Things / Private Paradise / Island Time

That Summer Place: Old Things / Private Paradise / Island Time
That Summer Place Old Things / Private Paradise / Island Time
Author: Jill Barnett, Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs
ISBN-13: 9781551664491
ISBN-10: 1551664496
Publication Date: 8/1/1998
Pages: 377
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I like this sappy, romantic trio of stories that take place in the same summer vacation home on an island near Seattle over several years and involve three different couples. Each couple is unique. In "Private Paradise," a widow with a teenage son accidently ends up sharing the house with a divorced father of a rebellious pre-teen. The kids decide that their parents would make a perfect couple. In "Old Things," a single mom, workaholic divorcee of two girls rents the home to spend quality time with her two daughters and meets the guy she had a heavy crush on when she stayed at the house as a teen and he lived with his uncle. Thirty years later and still a bachelor, he is spending time at his late uncle's island home and lets her believe he is the island handyman instead of a high powered Seattle executive. In "Island Time," a staid widower is staying at the house while planning a new marina for the island and a quirky, Hispanic marine biologist is hired by his assistant to do the environmental study which will allow the plans for the marina to go ahead if she approves them. The young woman is broke, out of work, has two chihuahuas, a tangerine colored Volkswagon bug that barely makes it off the ferry before it breaks down, and loves spicy salsa music, food, skimpy outfits, and she finds her boss is not too bad either.
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Helpful Score: 1
Three excellent stories of a vacation home that wondeful things happen in.Great end of summer read!
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This house and 3 seperate summers. It nice to see how everything gels together
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This book was a light read. Unusual. 3 great authors!
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This is an excellant 3 story book. It all takes place on a summer getaway island called Rainshadow lodge. It makes you wish that there was really such a place.
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Awsome!!!!
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Three great stories of life love and the bumps no one tells you about.
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3 good stories. Each a quick read.
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excellent stories - Received it on Thursday, finished this morning Monday!! A good summer read!!
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A very good read - series of 3 stories in one book
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great read-wonderful for summer!
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They were all short romances. Quick reads.
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It has 3 differant romance stories. They take place in an ol Victorian House.
People tend to fall in love, when they stay there. great stories.
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