Book Title: Summer Is Her Name: Born in Kentucky
Author: Betsy Houser
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Reviewer: Vonnie Faroqui
Summer Is Her Name relates the coming of age story of Summer Rogers. Follow Summer through her childhood on a farm in Appalachia, through painful losses, youthful infatuations, and disappointments. Share Summer’s college days, and join her during World War II as she earns money for school working in a defense plant. Travel with her around the globe and witness other cultures, places and people. Finally, return home with her to find true love and peace in the old Farmstead where she was born. This isn’t a typical romance coming of age book. It isn’t written in the typical fashion. The story doesn’t rise and fall following all of the conventional plot formulas. Summer Is Her Name reads like a life. I like life. I like it a lot. This book reminded me. . . of how much.
Visit WITS authors assistant, Vonnie Faroqui's, Ink Slinger's Whimsey blog for the full review and come back on Friday, June 3, 2011, for the Writers In The Sky Podcast interview with the author, Betsy Houser.