The Summer We Came to Life

The Summer We Came to Life

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Baker & Taylor
After their best friend Mina dies, Samantha, Isabel and Kendra find themselves lost, and using Mina's journal as a guide, they embark on a journey that strengthens their bonds of friendship and teaches them to follow their hearts.

Harlequin
Every summer, Samantha Wheland joins her childhood friends?Isabel, Kendra and Mina?on a vacation, somewhere exotic and fabulous. Together with their mixed bag of parents, they've created a lifetime of memories. This year it's a beach house in Honduras. But for the first time, their clan is not complete. Mina lost her battle against cancer six months ago, and the friends she left behind are still struggling to find their way forward without her.

For Samantha, the vacation just feels wrong without Mina. Despite being surrounded by her friends?the closest thing she has to family?Mina's death has left Sam a little lost. Unsure what direction her life should take. Fearful that whatever decision she makes about her wealthy French boyfriend's surprise proposal, it'll be the wrong one.

The answers aren't in the journal Mina gave Sam before she died. Or in the messages Sam believes Mina is sending as guideposts. Before the trip ends, the bonds of friendship with her living friends, the older generation's stories of love and loss, and Sam's glimpse into a world far removed from the one in which she belongs will convince her to trust her heart. And follow it.

Baker
& Taylor

After their best friend Mina loses her battle with cancer, Samantha, Isabel and Kendra, best friends since they were seven years old, find themselves lost, and using Mina's journal as a guide, they embark on a journey that strengthens their bonds of friendship and teaches them to follow their hearts. A first novel. Original. 20,200 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Every summer, Samantha Wheland joins her childhood friends?Isabel, Kendra and Mina?on a vacation, somewhere exotic and fabulous. Together with their mixed bag of parents, they've created a lifetime of memories. This year it's a beach house in Honduras. But for the first time, their clan is not complete. Mina lost her battle against cancer six months ago, and the friends she left behind are still struggling to find their way forward without her.

For Samantha, the vacation just feels wrong without Mina. Despite being surrounded by her friends?the closest thing she has to family?Mina's death has left Sam a little lost. Unsure what direction her life should take. Fearful that whatever decision she makes about her wealthy French boyfriend's surprise proposal, it'll be the wrong one.

The answers aren't in the journal Mina gave Sam before she died. Or in the messages Sam believes Mina is sending as guideposts. Before the trip ends, the bonds of friendship with her living friends, the older generation's stories of love and loss, and Sam's glimpse into a world far removed from the one in which she belongs will convince her to trust her heart. And follow it.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, c2011
ISBN: 9780778312918
0778312917
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 21 cm

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