The Heart of Summers

Fate has a very odd sense of humor.

Otherwise, why would Brynley Meeker meet one of the most handsome men she’s ever seen smack in the middle of the dairy aisle … while his son is having a meltdown, and the mystery guy looks ready to pass out.

Sometimes life is all about being in the right place at the right time — even when it can seem all sorts of wrong.

Folk musician, Joe Summers thought he had his life under control. It only took a spur of the moment trip to the grocery store to show him how wrong he was. Can he afford to change everything based on a chance encounter? After all, his son, Brody, is counting on him. He took a chance with Brody’s mom, and it had disastrous consequences. Inviting Brynley into their lives could make things even worse.

Brynley has been through a lot. The last thing she wants to do is harm Joe Summers or his adorable son. It’s hard not to take his reluctance personally. Perhaps they could all use a few changes in their lives. If Brynley can convince Joe to listen to his heart instead of his fear, things would be perfect.


If you love a family-centered, feel-good, clean and wholesome novel, The Heart of Summers may be exactly what you’re looking for.


The Heart of Summers is a complete novel and can be read as a standalone. However, reading other books in the series will provide additional context.

What Readers Say

“I laughed and cried right along with the characters. I was a first time Mary Crawford reader but this well not be my last.” Amanda on Heart Wish

“Can you give more than 5 stars!! Joy and Tiers has become one of my favorites. You will fall in love with Heather and Ty! This is a realistic couple who you will move you to the core as you follow their journey.” Michelle Storer on Joy and Tiers

“The characters were very relatable and very human in their responses to situations. This author is very good at bringing the reader into the story and identifying with her characters. Jade and Declan were both just normal people, with flaws, who were desperately seeking to find themselves.” Rea on Hearts of Jade

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