The Summer of Annah: A Midsummer’s Wish


WOMEN'S FICTION:  Annah-Belle Henderson casts a love spell, never expecting the young nephew of her best friend would be the Prince Charming the spell provides her with. But Eric Ashworth has a face gods can only dream of. He’s charming, intriguing, and everything Annah-Belle wants in a man. He’s also twenty years younger than she is, and that’s not the only obstacle they’ll have to conquer. When the past comes knocking on Annah-Belle’s door, she’ll have to make some difficult choices if she’ll ever find true love. 

The characters appear very realistic, in particular Annah-Belle. She stands out from other romance heroines, not just because of her age but also because of her interesting personality quirks, and her insecurities anyone can relate to. The one downside to the story is that there seems to be too much going on: too many people to keep track of, too many co-workers, and all that leaves little time for the romance between Annah-Belle and Eric to develop. On top of that, the plot was also fairly predictable. Despite that, this was an enjoyable, romantic read that shows romance isn’t defined by age. 

Majanka Verstraete