Ann DeFee Author
Romance, Fiction, Magical Realism
A Summer Place
The summer of 1973 is magical for Jazzy and Charlie. It’s a time to prepare for college while celebrating the end of high school. Jazzy has secretly loved Charlie for years, and now her dreams have come true—it’s young love at its most innocent.
Everything changes when Charlie accidentally discovers that his high school girlfriend is pregnant and her parents have sent her away. The rumor mill in that small South Texas town is alive and well, and Charlie is being treated like a pariah. The only bright spot in his life is Jazzy. They love each other and she’s willing to defy society, but then her dad steps in…
It’s 1993 and a high school reunion looms on the horizon. Jazzy has a successful career in California and she's engaged to her business partner, but she’s never forgotten that magical summer. When she bumps into Charlie in the airport she realizes she’s never stopped loving him.
Can these star-crossed lovers finally get it right? Not quite yet.
The summer of 2003 finds Jazzy testing the theory that you can go home again—her marriage is over and her teenage daughter doesn’t want to live in Texas. Can Jazzy and Charlie finally realize their destiny? Of course, and this time it’ll be forever.
Reader's Favorite Gold Medal Magic and Wizardry
NYC Big Book Award Fiction