Cold Summer

Cold Summer


Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.
Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.

But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.

Title:Cold Summer
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:322 pages

    Cold Summer Reviews

  • Stacee

    I'm a sucker for a good time travel book, so when Gwen emailed me about her book, I was all over it, without knowing more than that about it.Love love loved Harper and Kale. They're both such good peo...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    I'm not going to lie, the cover is what first drew me to this story, it is outright gorgeous and was pretty hard for me to resist. Once I read the description and saw that this would be told through t...

  • abby

    "The past is Kale's future."Kale lives in two world without fully belonging in either. In 2017, he's a high school drop out dealing with a fracturing family. His relationship with his parents has been...

  • Sarah

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing and Edelweiss.) “There’s no worse feeling that watching your friends die…” This was a YA time-travel story, a...

  • Wendy Higgins

    I beta read this for Gwen in the early days and I'm SO thrilled it's getting published!!...

  • Anna Priemaza

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be. I love time travel books, and COLD SUMMER blended the excitement of time travel beautifully with the complexities of PTSD, war, romance, friendship, and f...

  • Tricia Levenseller

    I was so lucky to be a beta reader for Gwen. I’d been eyeing this book for a VERY long time, and she doesn’t disappoint. I love her take on time travel. The whole idea that the past is actually th...

  • Kaylin

    2 StarsOverview: DNF @ 56% This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017, so color-me-disappointed. Our protagonist is Kale:Only probably not that healthy. Instead, Kale is a high-school drop-o...

  • Sarah Glenn Marsh

    Official comments (blurb!): A heart-wrenching ride through past and present, Cold Summer beautifully explores the bonds of family- the ones we're born into, and the ones we choose.Less official commen...

  • Cale Dietrich

    So this book was AWESOME. It’s addictive, romantic, and has an amazing, and original, hook in the form of a totally original spin on time travel. The set-up is that the protagonist, Kale, can travel...