Maggie Griffin's comfortable life in Boston, with a challenging teaching job, a lifelong friend as roommate and a handsome boyfriend is starting to unravel. A potential layoff, her friend's upcoming wedding and the boyfriend's new coworker all come together to throw things a bit off-kilter. Then a trip home to Mystic, Connecticut, to help her friend with wedding plans brings her ex-boyfriend, Cameron, into the picture. It certainly makes for an interesting summer.
Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon is a wonderful summer read. It made me feel like summer was already here. I enjoyed following Maggie as she makes her way through many changes on a path to a more fulfilling life. While there is a bit of a romantic storyline, it's more about Maggie's relationships with friends and family, and her quest to figure out what she wants out of her future.
This was an easy, light read but definitely engaging and it even dealt with some serious topics along the way. I found the dichotomy of Maggie's life view and her sister's to be engrossing, as her sister is married with some very challenging kids, and Maggie is just in the dating phase of life. Each seems to be envious of the other, yet they also recognize the challenges that each face in their phase of life as well.
If you're looking for a great summer read, I highly recommend Mystic Summer.
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