Looking for a more complex summer read?
The criteria Anthem Book Review used to choose Seven Summer Books for Women is different than most summer reads. Reviewer Francine Meija doesn’t recommend fluffy romance books. She writers:
I want hard, complex characters. Complexity is fine by me. I keep a minimum of 3 books with me, a fun read, a ‘my choice deep read,’ and a book I am usually reading for a review. Don’t limit yourself to only romance novels during the summer months, nor limit to only newly released books, but if you so choose to, great, JUST READ, something, anything!
If romance summer reads are what you are looking for, my recommendations will do you little good. Although love is a factor, deep, complex relationships between- mother and child, men and women are at the core of the books I am recommending. All of the“Seven Books of Summer Recommendations” I have read and adored. Whatever your literary preference, I offer my own suggestions for women, you lovers of the written word.
I’m delighted In the Context of Love is included in this stellar list:
- Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain
- Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
- The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
- In the Context of Love by Linda K. Sienkiewicz
- Snow in May by Kseniya Melnik
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
Hop on over to Anthem Book Review’s Seven Summer Reads for Women to read her comments on her recommended books.
Linda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of In the Context of Love, about one women’s need to tell her story without shame. Adult contemporary fiction
2016 Sarton Women’s Fiction Finalist
2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist
2016 Readers Favorite Book Finalist
2016 USA Book News “Best Book” Finalist
Angelica Schirrick had always suspected there was something deeply disturbing about her family, but the truth was more than she bargained for.
“With tenderness, but without blinking, Linda K. Sienkiewicz turns her eye on the predator-prey savannah of the young and still somehow hopeful.” ~ Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller, Deep End of the Ocean