More Happiness for THAT SUMMER!

When a new book is poised to come out, I always hold my breath until the four big trade journals weigh in: Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, and RT Book Reviews.

The first of the lot just came in this week– and it couldn’t be more positive.

According to RT Book Reviews, That Summer “is a story that will linger in your mind”.

Here’s the full paragraph:

That Summer (3)“Willig stretches her writer’s wings as she crafts a double love story stretching from Victorian England to the present day. With its alternating viewpoints, this is more than a love story or a mystery; it’s a tale exploring the lives of two women and how secrets create and destroy relationships. Willig cleverly leads readers into two mysteries, answering some questions, but leaving others untouched. Willig brilliantly demonstrates how the truth can bring freedom and understanding. This is a story that will linger in your mind.”

(And, yes, I may have re-read this a time or two today as I was trying to gear myself up to work on the next book.)

Thank you, RT!!


  1. Ella on April 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    It is going to be a very long month and a bit waiting for your book to come out… This will be the first book I have ever bought right as it was released. So excited!

    • Ella on April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Congratulations by the way! What a review!

      • Lauren on April 25, 2014 at 10:19 am

        Thanks, Ella! I’m so thrilled that you’re looking forward to it so!

  2. Betty S. on April 24, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    What a wondeful review! I’m anxious for the release. Does leaving some questions untouched open the door for a sequel?

    Congratulations, Lauren!

    • Lauren on April 25, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Thanks, Betty! No sequel to this one (although there is a deleted epilogue that will probably be posted on the website at some point).

  3. Suzanne on April 25, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Congratulations Lauren!! I am really looking forward to the 1st of June. It is being released here in Australia in kindle on the same day as the US release. A really big breakthrough!! Not many US books manage to achieve that. Here’s hoping that it is a good sign that your books are gaining in popularity here and your future endeavours get even more recognition.

    • Lauren on April 25, 2014 at 10:20 am

      Oh, yay! I’m so glad to hear it will be out the same day. Thanks, Suzanne!

  4. Sue G on April 27, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Congrats Lauren!
    You must be so thrilled with the RT review!!!!
    Looking forward to reading That Summer!

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