This was the perfect summer read. The story pulls you in and keeps you interested. It makes you laugh and cry, both in good measure. There is a sequel to this novel, Lowcountry Summer, which I have had as an audiobook for more than a year. I am now inspired to listen to the next installment of this story, and hope it will be just as good. I am definitely attached to these characters now and want to see what happens to them.