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Big Summer

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

A delightful story of friendship, forgiveness and figuring out what matters most.



Plus-size influencer Daphne Berg is shocked when rich-mean-girl Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life. It’s been six years since the fight that ended their friendship. When Drue begs Daphne to be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is speechless.

The wedding weekend starts on a perfect summer Friday night on a Cape Cod beach. Daphne meets a super cute guy and Drue’s rehearsal dinner is picture perfect. That is until a family feud erupts and Drue disappears into her room.

Daphne wakes up the morning of the wedding to find that the cute guy has disappeared and that something terrible has happened to the bride. It’s up to Daphne to drill into Drue’s past, and to find out the complicated truth about the perfect Drue Cavanaugh.


BIG SUMMER is a delightful story friendship, forgiveness and figuring out what matters most. Author Jennifer Weiner has woven a intricate tale of high drama that will have you speeding through the pages. Daphne’s character was engaging. You cannot help but love this oversized woman who evolves from being fat-shamed to being proud and loud about her size. She makes the most of the cards that she has been dealt.

My favorite part was learning about Daphne’s Sunday suppers with her dad. What a absolutely charming idea of picking a different NYC restaurant with exotic cuisine each week and spending the day together traveling, sharing and studying the cuisine. Wish I had thought of making memories like this with my father.

Jennifer Weiner is a graduate of Princeton University and a contributor to the New York Times opinion section. She lives with her family in Philadelphia and has written seventeen books and most recently published Mrs. Everything.

Thanks to Netgalley and for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher Atria Books

Published May 5, 2020

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