The Summertime Girls (Paperback)
When two lifelong friends reunite for one more summer in small-town Maine, they must bridge the gap caused by the dreams and secrets that tore them apart... Ally Morris and Beth Abbott were beyond inseparable. From the very first time they met, the girls knew they'd found a once-in-a-lifetime friendship. But sometimes, life can't help but get in the way. As time goes by, disappointments and petty resentments begin to alter what they once thought was forever. Ally's boho lifestyle leaves her drowning in confusion and cheap whisky, while a terrible secret threatens to shatter Beth's carefully controlled world. By the time they need each other most, Ally and Beth are nearly strangers to each other. When a family crisis prompts Beth to contact Ally for help out of the blue, the girls reunite in Maine. But the distance between them is overwhelming. To save their friendship, Ally and Beth will have to confront painful moments in their past and redefine who they are--before their incredible connection fades away for good...
About the Author
Laura Hankin has been published in The Washington Post, has written regularly for numerous websites, and, since graduating from Princeton, has become all too familiar with the confusing experience of being a twenty-something in NYC, where she's done everything from starring in an off-Broadway show to planning flash mob marriage proposals. The Summertime Girls is her debut novel.