Avalon Summer is a coming-of-age summer romance set in 1965 in the resort town of Avalon, Santa Catalina Island. On the brink of adulthood, three men and four women experience love, heartbreak, and self-discovery against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the Watts race riots, and Top 40 radio.
Sil: Surfer, womanizer, and draft dodger. His motto, "never in love, only in heat", is about to be challenged.
Candy: The beautiful young actress, driven by ambition, and haunted by the past.
J. T.: A black man trying to succeed in a white man's world, and tempted by forbidden love.
Donna: Looking for love in all the wrong places, and harboring a dark secret.
Lynn: She came to Avalon for a change of scenery, but found romance instead.
Waxie: Easy-going teen now torn between his family and the girl he loves.
Jimmy: Sensitive and brooding, he has this one last summer to mend a broken heart before going off to war.
Their lives will intersect in Avalon, and they will discover truths about themselves, life, and love on the Island of Romance.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. Memorable characters, good plot. It makes me wish I could have lived on Avalon Island during the mid-60s, a much different time than now. If you enjoy coming of age stories, consider this one.