Book Review: Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny

Title Summer Constellations

Author Alisha Sevigny Published Date May 1, 2018 Rating ♥♥♥♥♥  


Julia Ducharme is ready for a fresh start. Her little brother has finally recovered from a serious illness, and now she just wants to enjoy peak season at the campground her family owns. Maybe this will be the year her annual summer fling with Dan Schaeffer becomes something more? But her summer dreams are quickly shattered. First, Dan arrives for vacation with a new girlfriend in tow, and then Julia discovers this may be her last summer in the only home she’s ever known. Crushing medical bills have brought her single mom to the brink of bankruptcy, and a wealthy developer is sniffing around the campground. He sees what Julia sees: lush woods, a pristine lake, miles of trails for adventure. Unlike Julia, he thinks this is the perfect spot for a casino resort. Heartbroken and afraid, Julia looks to the stars for some perspective. Taking her telescope down to the dock one night, she has a chance encounter with a guitar-playing boy who offers some helpful advice. Too bad this handsome stranger is the developer’s son, Nick Constantine. As plans for a resort move forward, Julia is desperate to find a solution that doesn’t mean leaving the lake. Nick, in turn, is desperate to separate himself from his father’s aggressive business tactics. He promises that, together, they can thwart the sale. But can Julia trust him to conspire against his own father? And could she ever she trust him with her heart? SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS is a story of lost summers, hidden treasure and love written in the stars. It is also a thoughtful reflection on what it means to love — and leave — one’s childhood home.


This book was a sweet summer romance. It is a feel-good story that makes you appreciate life a little bit more.I really enjoyed the story and the characters! I enjoyed this book because it has good background characters as well as the main ones. There are good details in the book. It’s not just focused on the love story which some tend to do. It’s a story about Julia, she just graduated high school and is living on her parents campground get ready for the summer rush. Than she met Nick, who she disliked but he turned out to be someone she had a lot in common with.  


Alisha Sevigny holds a degree in Sociology and Professional Writing from the University of Victoria, is a film school graduate and former literary agent. A shameless romantic, Alisha and her husband have travelled the world together. On a trip to Panama, Alisha fell in love with the country, culture, and their national emblem, the Golden Frog. She was inspired to write her first Young Adult novel, KISSING FROGS. Born and raised in Kitimat, British Columbia, Alisha has always had a strong connection to the environment and conservationist spirit. Her second book, SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS, about one woman’s fight to save her family campground while trying not to fall for the land developer’s son, comes out May 1st, 2018.

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