Summer's Gift: A Novel (Paperback)

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A young woman takes a DNA test on a whim and discovers the birth father—and half sisters—she never knew. New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan returns with this dramatic and page-turning novel perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover and Lori Foster. 

A DNA test tells you who you come from, not who you are.

All her life, Summer Sutherland felt like the missing piece in a puzzle, left out and looking for the place she truly belongs. And when an at-home DNA test reveals her selfish mother and well-meaning grandfather lied about her father, Summer sets out to discover the truth.

Her new instant family comes with two half sisters: one who accepts her with open arms, the other resistant to the stranger staying in their house. But somehow Summer senses this is where she is meant to be—so she settles into her father’s Carmel home, ready to get to know them and find her place in the family she always wanted.

But while her newfound parent is thrilled to get to know Summer—and her romantic connection to his business partner, Cody, heats up—tensions rise within the family.

Will she ever fit in? Or should she return to her other life before tearing all their lives apart?

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan writes suspenseful contemporary romances about everyday people who do extraordinary things. Her deeply emotional love stories are filled with high stakes and higher drama, love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

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Praise For…

“Emotional. Complicated. Riveting. Welcome to the world of Jennifer Ryan." — Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

“Ryan is a master of the dysfunctional family unit, creating characters that draw you in and keep you engaged while immersing the reader in twisty stories that are overflowing with secrets and betrayals. Lost and Found Family is a complex, deeply emotional, and satisfying story that reinforces Jennifer Ryan’s immense storytelling skill and a book I recommend.” — The Romance Dish

Lost and Found Family is a rags to riches story in a totally unique package…Sarah just may be Jennifer Ryan’s most complex character to date…Ryan masterfully sets the scene for Sarah’s new world with grace, heart and integrity.” — Fresh Fiction

“[A] sweet and steamy romance story.” — Harlequin Junkie (Top Pick) on Lost and Found Family 

“Jennifer Ryan’s Sisters and Secrets should win an award for being the most unputdownable book of the whole year. The drama will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the emotional roller coaster will touch every emotion.” — Carolyn Brown, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

“Jennifer Ryan takes family drama to a new level in this tangled emotional web of a novel. Secrets come to light, love is rekindled, and redemption is found–all in the glorious golden sunshine of the Napa Valley. I loved it!” — Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063094154
ISBN-10: 0063094150
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: June 20th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English