Frozen Summer (Remembrance "Mem" Nye #2)
Remembrance Nye is still adjusting to life in western New York, but she is a strong girl. Her father is certain she will make it- it is Mem's mother, Aurelia, who has just given birth to a baby girl and began slipping into "spells" that they worry about. When it snows in summer, the crops fail and a woman named Mrs. Foster shows up, preaching repentance to a frightened Aurelia and showing Mem that frontier life is far from the bliss her father spoke of.
This is the second book out of three and, though I have read them all, I did so in a rather roundabout way: reading half of the first, then finishing it only when I received the third book as a gift from the wonderful tooth fairy. I then requested that the library get a copy of the second book. It did, and then I went on to read the third book- all this nearly five years ago.
As I have recently read several books from when I was younger and found them to be not quite as good as I remembered them, I was delighted to find that Mem was still a sympathetic character and her plight still believable.