Happiness for THAT SUMMER

This is always a nerve-wracking time of year for me, when the first reviews of my upcoming book start coming in.

I’m sighing a deep breath of relief right now, because…

That Summer just got a Perfect Ten on Romance Reviews Today!

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Jani Brooks of RRT writes: “Once started, THAT SUMMER will not allow readers to put it down. I promise you. It’s A Perfect 10 from page one to the poignant, heartwarming endings of both stories. Humor, history, a wee bit of mystery, and brilliant characters in both centuries will guarantee a fun and satisfying read.”

My other favorite line from the review? “I should know better than to start one of Lauren Willig’s books on a Sunday morning. THAT SUMMER is riveting, and I read almost straight through to one o’clock Monday morning!”

I do love keeping people up past their bedtimes.

Thank you so much, Jani!

The first of the Amazon Vine reviews (Amazonians?) also gave That Summer two thumbs up, opining, “Humor, romance, a good brush with creepy characters and situations now and again, secret hiding places, art treasures, and an old house with a story to tell…. If you’re in the mood, then I know the book to recommend: Lauren Willig’s That Summer.”


(Author side note: I am intrigued that both reviews mention humor right off that bat like that. When I was writing That Summer, I didn’t think of it as a particularly funny book. In fact, I was worried that it was a bit dark. But I guess, when it comes down to it, humor is just so much a part of the way that I see the world that it’s impossible to keep out.)

You can read an excerpt of That Summer here.

That Summer is available for preorder from Amazon, B&N, Books A Million, Indiebound, Powell’s, and wherever else books are sold.


  1. Suzanne on April 19, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Congratulations!!! I have my pre-order in and can’t wait to read it.

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