Book Review: Nora Roberts’ One Summer

Posted April 20, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Nora Roberts’ One Summer

One Summer


Nora Roberts

contemporary romance in Paperback edition that was published by Silhouette on May 1, 1993 and has 220 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Irish Hearts, Montana Sky, Carnal Innocence, Playing the Odds, Second Nature, Nora Robert, Serena * Caine, Daniel * Ian, Rebellion, Alan * Grant, The Witness, The Search, Time and Again, Shadow Spell, Blood Magick, The Next Always, The Last Boyfriend, The Perfect Hope, Irish Rebel

Second in the Celebrity Magazine romance series with the focus on Bryan Mitchell and Shade Colby.

In 1986, One Summer won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award.

My Take

An interesting look at America through a summer road trip with a fascinating look into the minds of two photographers. I very much enjoyed reading their point of view in how they chose the photographs they would take and how they approached their subjects.

The Story

Bryan Mitchell probes for the underlying character of the celebrities she photographs while Shade Colby is more interested in the underlying grit of life. Somehow they have to merge their talents while on a summer road trip shooting a pictorial essay of America.

Life-style wanted his “strong, sometimes concise, sometimes ambiguous” emotional pictures but they had to be balanced by the softer view of a woman — Bryan Mitchell.

The Characters

Bryan Mitchell is laid back and easygoing, respected photojournalist; always willing to take the easy path. Shade Colby is a celebrity photographer and eschews compassion, always seeing the negative with the rocky path her unconscious preference.

Together, they want to find the underlying story of their subjects, little realizing they will discover their own underlying stories.