Since I loved Miranda Beverly-Whittemore's Bittersweet so much, I was thrilled to pick out her new book, June, as one of my summer reads. June alternates between two stories: one which belongs to twenty five year old Cassie Davers and takes place in the present, and the other belonging to her grandmother, June, and transporting you back six decades. The premise of the story is that Cassie learns that she has been named as the heir to iconic actor Jack Montgomery's $37 million fortune (a man that she has never met!) Cassie is told that she is related to Jack, which is shocking to both her and also to Jack's own daughters. As she begins to delve into how and why this happened, Cassie learns that Jack and June's paths did cross during a time in a small town in Ohio where Jack was filming a movie and June grew up. Could Cassie possibly be Jack's granddaughter? And what other secrets did her grandmother hide from her?
June was a good book, and it was right up my alley with the whole Hollywood scandal theme! It's definitely a great choice for someone who is a fan of historical fiction like I am. Admittedly, I was more interested in June's story than Cassie's, but I loved going back and forth between both women's accounts. It took me a while to get into the book so it's definitely something that you need to commit to, but the last 100 or so pages were absolutely addicting.
* I received this book free of charge from Blogging for Books. All opinions are my own.*