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Bethany just wanted to get a job and get away from home for the last summer before college. Her aunt’s café seemed like the perfect place. Of course that was before she met Sean with his angel’s voice and devil’s eyes. And it was before Danny, who keeps paying mysterious calls, came into her life. It might be her last summer as a girl, but does she want to become a woman w Bethany just wanted to get a job and get away from home for the last summer before college. Her aunt’s café seemed like the perfect place. Of course that was before she met Sean with his angel’s voice and devil’s eyes. And it was before Danny, who keeps paying mysterious calls, came into her life. It might be her last summer as a girl, but does she want to become a woman with a man that has secrets?


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Bethany just wanted to get a job and get away from home for the last summer before college. Her aunt’s café seemed like the perfect place. Of course that was before she met Sean with his angel’s voice and devil’s eyes. And it was before Danny, who keeps paying mysterious calls, came into her life. It might be her last summer as a girl, but does she want to become a woman w Bethany just wanted to get a job and get away from home for the last summer before college. Her aunt’s café seemed like the perfect place. Of course that was before she met Sean with his angel’s voice and devil’s eyes. And it was before Danny, who keeps paying mysterious calls, came into her life. It might be her last summer as a girl, but does she want to become a woman with a man that has secrets?

24 review for Summer People

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Jauregui

    Now, I’m not a fan of romance in any form, not classic, not historic and definitely not paranormal. But I was pleasantly surprised, while there are romantic elements in Summer People, it’s not what I’d call a romance. No, not at all. To make this clearer -- I LOVED it!! Litherland’s writing evokes the lyric prose of Ray Bradbury, Patricia McKillip and John Bellair’s classic, The Face in the Frost. As I read Litherland’s words, I could literally see the café and smell the pastries, teas and coffee. Now, I’m not a fan of romance in any form, not classic, not historic and definitely not paranormal. But I was pleasantly surprised, while there are romantic elements in Summer People, it’s not what I’d call a romance. No, not at all. To make this clearer -- I LOVED it!! Litherland’s writing evokes the lyric prose of Ray Bradbury, Patricia McKillip and John Bellair’s classic, The Face in the Frost. As I read Litherland’s words, I could literally see the café and smell the pastries, teas and coffee. Yet there was always a sense of something lurking, behind the peaceful scenes of summer and oncoming fall that Neal painted of this New England town. Something ancient and whether for good or evil, the undercurrents slip between the characters -- hidden pasts and secrets that lie just out of sight, amid sunlit leaves and under the streetlights at night. Of music that speaks of beauty and darkness. Litherland starts off with the peaceful scenes of early morning in the cafe and then slides us subtly into a world of magic and mystery, of the potential of young love, love triangles and awakenings, and then, little by little, shares with us the darkness that lies behind a smile and a promise. Nope, you don’t get a spoiler, you have to read this lovely tale yourself. It’s just the right length to sit in front of a crackling fire, tea at your elbow, and savor the plot and prose before you go to bed and dream of magical lands just out of sight, just past the trees and meadows of the mundane world. I have just one small criticism of the story. It wasn’t long enough!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Terése

    This was the very first story by Mister Litherland that I read start to finish. Above all, I want to note that the prose is gorgeous. It sucked me so far into the world of the story, I lost the words on the page and merely saw things as they happened. The dark ambiance and the rich characterization had my heart pounding in time with the main character's as I wondered just what fate she might meet. Put simply, it was a quick read that kept my attention beginning to end. The energy of the first pa This was the very first story by Mister Litherland that I read start to finish. Above all, I want to note that the prose is gorgeous. It sucked me so far into the world of the story, I lost the words on the page and merely saw things as they happened. The dark ambiance and the rich characterization had my heart pounding in time with the main character's as I wondered just what fate she might meet. Put simply, it was a quick read that kept my attention beginning to end. The energy of the first paragraphs is sustained throughout to the very last line. I highly recommend it to anyone who is, like me, tired of the saturation of paranormal romance in the market and looking for an author who won't pull punches. Litherland's descriptions are visceral and realistic, and will stay with you long after the story is done. Summer People sets the bar high for sophisticated storytelling, and brings palpable tension to the reader that increases in intensity with every subsequent page. I would implore everyone to take a chance with this one; it is well worth it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rae Gee

    Neal Litherland's "Summer People" harkens back to the Gothic tales of yore. With mystery, suspense, witchcraft and the paranormal, this novella will bring on memories of the likes of Stoker and Shelley. The prose also goes some way to reminding me of Brite's "Lost Souls", something which isn't a bad thing. If you're taking a short journey somewhere and need something to keep you entertained, give this one a go. Neal Litherland's "Summer People" harkens back to the Gothic tales of yore. With mystery, suspense, witchcraft and the paranormal, this novella will bring on memories of the likes of Stoker and Shelley. The prose also goes some way to reminding me of Brite's "Lost Souls", something which isn't a bad thing. If you're taking a short journey somewhere and need something to keep you entertained, give this one a go.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Normally I do not read or enjoy romance stories. However, this novella was a unique blend of more than just romance. It was a blend of supernatural and the lost art of the Gothic style. It is a short but enjoyable read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kat

    Basic plot: What happens when a young woman attracts the attention of the fey? The characters and plot are pretty straightforward in this story, but there are no things new under the sun. It's not terribly long, not really even novella length, but worth every moment of the reading. This story's value lies in the quality of the telling. Bethany is a young woman getting ready to join adulthood, Sean is a musician and Bethany's sort-of boyfriend, Rachel is Bethany's worldly aunt, and Danny is a hand Basic plot: What happens when a young woman attracts the attention of the fey? The characters and plot are pretty straightforward in this story, but there are no things new under the sun. It's not terribly long, not really even novella length, but worth every moment of the reading. This story's value lies in the quality of the telling. Bethany is a young woman getting ready to join adulthood, Sean is a musician and Bethany's sort-of boyfriend, Rachel is Bethany's worldly aunt, and Danny is a handsome mystery man. Litherland's prose is at its poetical best in a tale like this. He has a way with descriptive language that can cause a reader to forget the simplicity of the story and get caught up in the beauty of the words telling it. Characters and their actions become richer and more fraught with meaning. The overall effect brings to mind Irish folklore about the fair folk, and the love the Irish have for all things music and poetry. Toss in a bit of fairy folklore, mix it with a tourist town setting that expects the summer people to come and go, and the tale becomes a satisfying blend of all the elements of writing.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Moonbow

  7. 4 out of 5

    Bethany Michaels

  8. 5 out of 5

    Joy

  9. 4 out of 5

    Steven

  10. 5 out of 5

    Hayden Williams

  11. 5 out of 5

    Erik Kort

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Lawrence

  14. 4 out of 5

    Yvonne

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kandi Wilson

  16. 5 out of 5

    Emily McClain

  17. 5 out of 5

    Raquel

  18. 5 out of 5

    Linda

  19. 4 out of 5

    Laurie Southard

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  21. 4 out of 5

    Candace Cullum

  22. 5 out of 5

    McPhaul M.

  23. 5 out of 5

    DZMM

  24. 4 out of 5

    Scott

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