Other Books in Series
This is book number 3 in the Silver Sisters series.
- #1: The Forget-Me-Not Summer (Silver Sisters #1) (Paperback): $7.99
- #2: The Brightest Stars of Summer (Silver Sisters #2) (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
In the third book in the middle grade series that Newbery Honor-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia raved is “brimming with hilarity and sisterly hijinks,” Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily Silver return to Cape Cod for a final, unforgettable summer.
The Silver Sisters are heading to Pruet again to visit Aunt Sunny and all the friends they’ve made in Cape Cod the past two years. Before they head East, the girls make a promise they hope will keep the sister drama to a minimum: no fighting.
But things get off to a rocky start when Marigold, after making it her mission to befriend Chloe, the famous director Philip Rathbone’s niece, discovers that Zinnie has swooped in and become besties with Chloe. Once again, Marigold’s little sister has intruded on her life.
With the divide between the girls growing deeper, Marigold, Zinnie, and Lily worry it’s impossible for them to go a summer without a big fight. The same silver moon may hang in the night sky each year, but the sisters below it are changing in ways they have yet to understand.
If they grow apart, more than a promise could be at risk. But if they grow together…the sky’s the limit.
About the Author
Leila Howland was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Georgetown University, Leila spent five years acting in New York, where she was a company member of the award-winning Flea Theater in Tribeca. The Forget-Me-Not Summer is her middle grade debut. She has also written two YA novels: Nantucket Blue, for which she was named a Publishers Weekly "Flying Start," and Nantucket Red. Leila now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, baby boy, and two dogs.
“Charming. [A] humorous yet thoughtful sister story.”
— Kirkus Reviews (on The Brightest Stars of Summer)
“Like Jeanne Birdsall’s The Penderwicks, this sequel to The Forget-Me-Not-Summer offers a view of a summer of delicious freedom to roam, opportunity for the girls to pursue their passions, and soul-searching. An idyllic romp filled with family, festivities, and forgiveness.”
— School Library Journal (on The Brightest Stars of Summer)
“The Forget-Me-Not Summer brims with hilarity and sisterly hijinks.”
— Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
“Howland gives more nuance than is often seen in middle-grade fiction. Reminiscent of the Penderwicks series. Readers will be drawn in, and once inside, they will find a book that might well become a favorite.”
— Booklist (starred review) (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
“Perfect for middle grades and a clean read for all ages, this summer-vacation novel is a breath of realistic fresh air and a welcome addition to any school or public library.”
— 5Q, 4P review, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
“Well-told with engaging characters.”
— Kirkus Reviews (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
“The real-life dynamics between the sisters [are] humorous and touching. This heartwarming story is hard to put down.”
— School Library Journal (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
“This entertaining tale of three California sisters roughing it with their Aunt Sunny in Cape Cod has humor, romance, a little drama and a worthwhile life lesson along with an engaging portrait of sibling ties.”
— Buffalo News (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)