Summer in the Spotlight ~ Review

Summer in the Spotlight
Prince Edward Island Shores #3
By Liz Johnson

In the final book of the Prince Edward Island Shores series, a hurricane is about to destroy Kelsey Ahern's plans for the future when it hits the island. The greatest damage is to the Victoria Playhouse, the playhouse where she shared the stage with her late grandmother. With the very real possibility that the playhouse will never be reopened, Kelsey is looking at unemployment and the loss of her best memories of her grandmother. 

But Kelsey isn't about to let the playhouse go so easily. It draws visitors to Victoria and is a center point of the community. Determined to do all she can to save the playhouse, she seeks out Levi Ross for help.

Levi has hardly spoken since he was fifteen years old when his father left, but not before breaking something inside him. Levi is willing to do whatever he can to help Kelsey. Something about her makes him want to do more, be more than what his father's words shaped him into. But to save the playhouse could cost him his dream. Or it could very well give him a new dream to pursue.

A Summer in the Spotlight is a book about discovery - who or what determines our worth? Kelsey and Levi have let the past shape them into who they are today. They've both developed strengths, but there is always that niggling fear, that voice that whispers that all the efforts they make will never allow them to be enough. This is a summer to silence the voices, to remold what the past has shaped, and a chance at finding love if they are brave enough to accept it. 

This is the third book in the series but can easily be read as a standalone. This is an engaging book from the first page as a hurricane bears down on them. From there, it never lets up, slowly revealing the layers that make Kelsey and Levi who they are. I have to admit, I really connected with Levi's character as he struggled to make his voice be heard, not just to others but to his own self. I highly recommend this book - it would make an excellent choice for a book club selection.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion, all thoughts expressed are my own.

About the Book:
A hurricane may have destroyed her livelihood on Prince Edward Island, but she's determined to save her community

Kelsey Ahern has performed at the Victoria Playhouse on Prince Edward Island every summer since she was seven. But when a hurricane destroys the building, it's not just her memories that are in jeopardy. Her future as a teacher and drama coach are too. She teams up with Levi Ross, the facilities director at the high school, to produce a benefit show to raise money to rebuild the theater. He has a reputation for being able to fix anything, and Kelsey is sure there's more to the quiet man than meets the eye.

For his part, Levi has admired Kelsey for years, but he can't seem to find the words to tell her. When a popular weatherman arrives in towlln to cover the aftermath of the hurricane and takes an interest in Kelsey and her show, Levi realizes that the time has come to speak up--or lose the heart of the woman he longs for.

Join New York Times bestselling author Liz Johnson for a season of rebuilding, restoration, and romance with this final book in the Prince Edward Island Shores series.

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