Summer's End: A Novel : To their respective families, Jack Wells and Amy Legend are outsiders. A free-spirited man-of-all-trades, Jack takes life as it comes - not at all like his supremely organized mother, the admiral's widow, and his methodical lawyer sister. Amy, a professional athlete with exquisite taste and golden beauty, has a glamorous career a world apart from her bookish older siblings and college professor father. When Jack's mother marries Amy's widowed father, they invite all the children to spend the summer at the Legends' retreat in northern Minnesota. They never imagine just how well Jack and Amy are going to get along - as affection unexpectedly flares into a burning attraction that threatens to damage already fragile familial bonds. Agreeing to deny their desire until the vacation is over - caught between long-simmering conflicts and clashing personalities - Jack and Amy find, nonetheless, that they are falling deeply in love. And passion this strong couldn't possibly wait until summer's end . . . no matter what the consequences.