The Days of Summer
- Publisher: Atria Books: June 2006; Belle Bridge Books: 2012
- Genre: Women's Fiction
- Available Formats: eBook, Print and Audio
One fateful night, a deadly accident at a Los Angeles intersection changes the lives and fortunes of three innocent women — Kathryn, Laurel, and Julia Peyton — destined to be caught in a tangled web of obsession, revenge, and unruly passion. Wealthy California oil magnate Victor Banning also lost his son and daughter-in-law that night, an accident caused by his own selfish actions and dark secrets. Afterward, Victor aspires to raise their sons Jud and Cale to be just like him: hungry predators in a dog-eat-dog world…until years later, everything changes when they meet Laurel Peyton.
Spanning thirty years and three generations of Peyton women and Banning men, The Days of Summer follows both deeply affected families as they recover from the emotional heartbreak of tragedy and loss — only to cross paths once again in the most unexpected of ways. Provocative and lyrical, it explores the depth of blood ties, the mistakes we make in the name of love, and our ability to hope, forgive, and find the courage to change.