Review From User :
This won Book of the Month on my blog for July 2017:
The Summer of Impossible Things is the first book I've read by this author, despite her books having been recommended to me on many occasions. It's my usual excuse of so many talented authors, thousands of great books, and not enough hours in the day. If only time would slow down each time I decided to read a book.
Wow! The 'Author's Note' alone at the very beginning had me completely fascinated and bursting with anticipation and excitement. I was fascinated by the idea behind the book and gripped by this wonderful story. It had a feel of Back to the Future, Stephen King's 11.22.63 and a non-scary version of A Nightmare on Elm Street, due to what appeared to be the ability to bring things back from a dream.
I adored this story and the characters within it. For the days I was reading it, I struggled to think of anything else. I was consumed with concern about what the outcome of this story would be. My mind was working overtime trying to think of all the possibilities. I even found myself thinking about it instead of sleeping, as I felt torn between which outcome I thought would be best for everyone, and worried how I would cope if it didn't turn out as I hoped. I went through a variety of emotions throughout this journey, and yes, I did cry real tears.
I feel so lucky to have read this beautiful, emotional and thought provoking story that introduced the magic of time travel and a lot of love into my life. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves reading, whether you enjoy science fiction, time travel, romance, women's fiction, family sagas, thought provoking ideas, character led stories or books that make your heart ache and your eyes cry. This story has enough love and magic for everyone.
On that note, I'll leave you with this quote from the book:
"When humans believe in stories extraordinary things happen."
If you could change the past, would you?
Thirty years ago, something terrible happened to Luna’s mother. Something she’s only prepared to reveal after her death.
Now Luna and her sister have a chance to go back to their mother’s birthplace and settle her affairs. But in Brooklyn they find more questions than answers, until something impossible – magical – happens to Luna, and she meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977.
At first Luna’s thinks she’s going crazy, but if she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in doing anything – everything – to save her mother’s life, will she have to sacrifice her own?