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Contemporary literature is a fairly new genre for me I love the portrayal of life and growth that comes from a read like this Each character is battling their own inner demons and what I love most is that this isn t just a happy fairy tale ending It is life It is up and downs, fights and make ups, struggles and victories.This novel looks at the life of Ama, her rise as a successful African American woman and the decisions she made that affected the lives of those around her Ama and her husb Contemporary literature is a fairly new genre for me I love the portrayal of life and growth that comes from a read like this Each character is battling their own inner demons and what I love most is that this isn t just a happy fairy tale ending It is life It is up and downs, fights and make ups, struggles and victories.This novel looks at the life of Ama, her rise as a successful African American woman and the decisions she made that affected the lives of those around her Ama and her husband Omar have lived a wonderful life and during that life they had three god daughters brought into their lives Ama decides that her infamous house on Oak Bluffs will be inherited by one of her three god daughters But who will inherit this childhood home All of the females in this novel have a fiery inner strength They come from backgrounds of oppression, loss and struggle Learning about each of their childhoods, how they were connected to Ama and each of the secrets they held kept me intrigued throughout the story I did enjoy this novel with its uplifting feel but outside of the unique connections each god daughter had with Ama and Omar there wasn t a lot that made this completely stand out for me Some areas in the beginning do drag and the climaxes at the end left me feeling rushed instead of satisfied Don t let that dissuade you This would make for a great beach read, especially for the underlying themes Thank you to the Book Club Girls, HarperLux and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this novel for an honest and unbiased opinion Summer on the Bluffs by Sunny Hostin is a great, refreshing, heartwarming book about heart, love, relationships, family, and secrets.This is an excellent book that centers around Ama and Omar and their wonderful life and summer house together in Martha s Vineyard The reader then gets to see a mystery unfold in the adoption of three goddaughters Perry, Olivia, and Billie We learn of their relationships with each girl, and with each other Fast forward to current day, all the girls are brough Summer on the Bluffs by Sunny Hostin is a great, refreshing, heartwarming book about heart, love, relationships, family, and secrets.This is an excellent book that centers around Ama and Omar and their wonderful life and summer house together in Martha s Vineyard The reader then gets to see a mystery unfold in the adoption of three goddaughters Perry, Olivia, and Billie We learn of their relationships with each girl, and with each other Fast forward to current day, all the girls are brought to the summer house onetime to find out which one may inherit the gem will Ama takes the next step as a widow into staying abroad with her new love interest We learn all the girls have their own secrets as well as Ama and the late Omar Will the unearthing of long buried secrets bring the women together, or push them a apart A great, relaxing read with a great ending I loved the female characters They were real, flawed, like able, strong, and fierce This looks to be the beginning of a new series I look forward to additional books if they are as amazing as this read.5 5 starsThank you NetGalley and William Morrow HarperCollins Publishers for this ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion.I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to myand BN accounts upon publication Summer on the Bluffs by Sunny Hostin is a great, refreshing, heartwarming book about heart, love, relationships, family, and secrets.This is an excellent book that centers around Ama and Omar and their wonderful life and summer house together in Martha s Vineyard The reader then gets to see a mystery unfold in the adoption of three goddaughters Perry, Olivia, and Billie We learn of their relationships with each girl, and with each other Fast forward to current day, all the girls are brough Summer on the Bluffs by Sunny Hostin is a great, refreshing, heartwarming book about heart, love, relationships, family, and secrets.This is an excellent book that centers around Ama and Omar and their wonderful life and summer house together in Martha s Vineyard The reader then gets to see a mystery unfold in the adoption of three goddaughters Perry, Olivia, and Billie We learn of their relationships with each girl, and with each other Fast forward to current day, all the girls are brought to the summer house onetime to find out which one may inherit the gem will Ama takes the next step as a widow into staying abroad with her new love interest We learn all the girls have their own secrets as well as Ama and the late Omar Will the unearthing of long buried secrets bring the women together, or push them a apart A great, relaxing read with a great ending I loved the female characters They were real, flawed, like able, strong, and fierce This looks to be the beginning of a new series I look forward to additional books if they are as amazing as this read.5 5 starsThank you NetGalley and William Morrow HarperCollins Publishers for this ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion.I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to myand BN accounts upon publication This was a deeply moving story of an upper crust black family on Martha s Vineyard Ama and Omar had no children but they have three goddaughters Now, the three goddaughters gather at their home in Martha s Vineyard Each one eager to see who Ama will leave the house to All of them have hidden secrets they carry, including Ama This was a moving and suspenseful story of family and secrets I love stories like this and especially the setting on Martha s Vineyard I really enjoyed this There is This was a deeply moving story of an upper crust black family on Martha s Vineyard Ama and Omar had no children but they have three goddaughters Now, the three goddaughters gather at their home in Martha s Vineyard Each one eager to see who Ama will leave the house to All of them have hidden secrets they carry, including Ama This was a moving and suspenseful story of family and secrets I love stories like this and especially the setting on Martha s Vineyard I really enjoyed this There is alot to this story.Dawnny BookGypsy Novels N Latte Book ClubHudson Valley NY Mahogany Media Review ( Ebook ) ⚇ Summer on the Bluffs ⚇ Emmy Award winner, renowned lawyer and journalist, and View cohost Sunny Hostin makes her literary debut with this dazzling novel about a life changing summer along the beaches of Martha s VineyardWelcome to Oak Bluffs, the most exclusive black beach community in the country Known for its gingerbread Victorian style houses and modern architectural marvels, this picturesque town hugging the sea is a mecca for the cr me de la cr me of black society where Michelle and Barack Obama vacation and Meghan Markle has shopped for a house for her mom Black people have lived in this pretty slip of the Vineyard since the s and began buying property in the s, making this posh town the embodiment of old money Every summer, Esperenza Perry Soto, a beautiful and talented Afro Latina lawyer, escapes the fetid heat of New York City for the gorgeous weather, cool water, and stunning views Oak Bluffs offers Sharing a cottage on the beach, owned by her Ama , with her husband and two god sisters, Perry is looking forward to trading meetings and clients for days of languor and funWhen Memorial Day arrives and the season begins, some of the nation s wealthiest, most powerful, and famous from the worlds of politics, art, and entertainment meet to swim, dance, party, and chill While a few can t leave work behind, others indulge in a different kind of business affair But this summer on the Bluffs is different Ama is moving to the south of France to reunite with her college sweetheart She is going to give the house to one of her goddaughters and she has invited all three of them to spend the summer with her the way they did when they were kids Each of the women want the house desperately Each is grappling with a secret that they fear will make them lose Ama s approval and the house Summer on the Bluffs was a mixed bag for me In one regard, the four women at the center of the story are the pinnacle of strong women that have worked hard and achieved success They each have demons they struggle with in their life that makes you not hate them for being successful But I never really feel like I get to know any of them I just float along the surface of their lives without feeling their struggles with them And the book doesn t really feel like it builds a strong relationship Summer on the Bluffs was a mixed bag for me In one regard, the four women at the center of the story are the pinnacle of strong women that have worked hard and achieved success They each have demons they struggle with in their life that makes you not hate them for being successful But I never really feel like I get to know any of them I just float along the surface of their lives without feeling their struggles with them And the book doesn t really feel like it builds a strong relationship among the women, their stories are mostly told as if they coexisted instead of being intertwined, and it turns out that there isto their relationship than really seems And while I love Billie maybe because she s the free spirit I m not , Olivia seems angry at the world and so desperate to prove herself that she never sees her own potential Perry is a perfectionist in an unhappy marriage, and I can t say that I would make the same choices she did While I can handle all of those things, the one thing that drove me crazy about this book was the name dropping and excessive background building I m pretty sure I lost track of the number of artists, actors and musicians that are casually bandied about, along with fashion designers and politicians It felt like the author did it to try and elevate the circles these women circulated in, and it wasn t necessary I received and exclusive excerpt for the book Summer on the Bluffs by Sunny Hostin from the publisher The first 90 pages of this book, were just enough of a tease to get you interested in the outcome of the story so that you will buy the book to find out how this story ended I found the book to be very well written, a interesting concept and contained enough angst and jealousy to make me wonder about the outcome I look forward to the release of the book. Well hello summer Wow this book is a great way to kick off your summer I absolutely LOVED this book Summer on the Bluffs is a book that is hard to put down I am giving this book s Summer on the Bluffs is a life changing summer for Ama and her three goddaughters Perry, Olivia, and Billie Ama and her husband Omar built a beautiful house on the bluffs of Martha s Vineyard Perry, Olivia, and Billie grew up spending their summers in the Vineyards.Ama has been mourning the loss of Well hello summer Wow this book is a great way to kick off your summer I absolutely LOVED this book Summer on the Bluffs is a book that is hard to put down I am giving this book s Summer on the Bluffs is a life changing summer for Ama and her three goddaughters Perry, Olivia, and Billie Ama and her husband Omar built a beautiful house on the bluffs of Martha s Vineyard Perry, Olivia, and Billie grew up spending their summers in the Vineyards.Ama has been mourning the loss of her husband Omar She realizes she needs to get her affairs in order if something happened to her While getting this done she runs into her college sweetheart and falls in love He has asked her to move with him to France So Ama has invited her goddaughters to spend this summer with her like the way they did when they were kids Ama has planned to give the house on the bluffs to one of the girls Each girl wants the house desperately, but they fear their secrets will get out to Ama Unknown to her goddaughters, they aren t the only one with secrets I was delighted to receive my ARC of Sunny Hostin s Summer on the Bluff for a number of reasons The history of Oak Bluffs as an African American community has always fascinated me, and I have always respected Sunny Hostin as a co host on The View Thus, it was with great disappointment that I read the book Superficial in content, filled with name dropping, and lean on realistic character development, it s just another throw away beach read I can t imagine what limited audience this book would I was delighted to receive my ARC of Sunny Hostin s Summer on the Bluff for a number of reasons The history of Oak Bluffs as an African American community has always fascinated me, and I have always respected Sunny Hostin as a co host on The View Thus, it was with great disappointment that I read the book Superficial in content, filled with name dropping, and lean on realistic character development, it s just another throw away beach read I can t imagine what limited audience this book would appeal to I m only sorry I didn t read the book earlier because I would have urged Harper Collins not to publish it, particularly at this time in history when so many African Americans are suffering The people in this book are unsympathetic to those of any race What a waste of 385 pages It s unfortunate that the advance the company paid to Hostin and the printing costs couldn t have been donated to an organization that supports Black Lives Matter Free in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Goodreads Giveaways Thanks to William Morrow for listing.There is not enough out there about affluent black communities, and especially not about black women The way they are portrayed in media and literature always accentuates struggles, which are very important for people to learn about, or they re about a specific black person and his or her specific experiences.This novel encompasses a lotthan just that It focuses on a black woman, Free in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Goodreads Giveaways Thanks to William Morrow for listing.There is not enough out there about affluent black communities, and especially not about black women The way they are portrayed in media and literature always accentuates struggles, which are very important for people to learn about, or they re about a specific black person and his or her specific experiences.This novel encompasses a lotthan just that It focuses on a black woman, Amelia Ama Vaux Tanner, who worked her way up from New Orleans to Wall Street, and encourages and aids her goddaughters, now in their twenties and thirties, to do the same In the summers, she lives in Oak Bluffs, a community for affluent black people s summer homes in Martha s vineyard, but she s ready to retire from that life At the end of this summer, she will give the house to one of her goddaughters, Perry, Olivia, or Billie But first there are secrets that she has to make known to the girls, and others that they need to tell her They are all at difficult points in their lives and they have a lot to work through.If this sounds like every other contemporary novel out there, I guess it kind of is But somehow Sunny Hostin creates this story to be so muchHer characters are interesting and leave me wantingthroughout their whole stories There s Perry, with a rocky relationship and a burning desire for a baby when she can t seem to get pregnant Olivia, who experiences colorismhighly than the other two, and Billie, who explores what it means to be a black lesbian throughout the novel Each of these struggles, as well as Ama s own, are focused on in equal parts throughout the novel, and as the sisters come together for one final summer, I really enjoyed how each of them were portrayed.The only story I feel like was lacking a bit was Billie s She does not get as much screen time as her godsisters, and the issues she faces throughout the story are resolvedhaphazardly than everyone else s I wish we d seenof her relationship with Dulce when they were having snags, in a lot of the same way we saw Perry s relationship s ups and downs.Overall, though, I think Sunny Hostin is an excellent and very much needed new voice in contemporary fiction, and I hope she writesI definitely look forward to continuing the Oak Bluffs series when the next book comes out