For over a decade, Jennifer Weiner has been a go-to author for contemporary fiction that centers around women, and her latest, Big Summer, makes for a great summer or beach read.
As this story begins, it appears to head in one direction but takes an unexpected turn and continues to develop in ways that will keep readers guessing. Weiner’s heroine is Daphne Berg, a plus-size Instagrammer with a growing platform, who is reunited with an old frenemy and invited to participate in her paparazzi-worthy Cape Cod wedding.
The wedding weekend seems to be going as planned, but the surprising events that unfold leave Daphne evaluating her relationships and what it means to truly value herself and the life she’s built.
Raela Schoenherr is an editor at a Minnesota publishing company. Find her on Twitter at @raelaschoenherr.