Summary Book Review At Summer's End by Courtney Ellis:
Download or read book At Summer's End written by Courtney Ellis and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2021-08-10 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A sparkling debut from a new author we’re all going to want more from.”—Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things When an ambitious female artist accepts an unexpected commission at a powerful earl's country estate in 1920s England, she finds his war-torn family crumbling under the weight of long-kept secrets. From debut author Courtney Ellis comes a captivating novel about finding the courage to heal after the ravages of war. Alberta Preston accepts the commission of a lifetime when she receives an invitation from the Earl of Wakeford to spend a summer painting at His Lordship's country home, Castle Braemore. Bertie imagines her residence at the prodigious estate will finally enable her to embark on a professional career and prove her worth as an artist, regardless of her gender. Upon her arrival, however, Bertie finds the opulent Braemore and its inhabitants diminished by the Great War. The earl has been living in isolation since returning from the trenches, locked away in his rooms and hiding battle scars behind a prosthetic mask. While his younger siblings eagerly welcome Bertie into their world, she soon sees chips in that world's gilded facade. As she and the earl develop an unexpected bond, Bertie becomes deeply entangled in the pain and secrets she discovers hidden within Castle Braemore and the hearts of its residents. Threaded with hope, love, and loss, At Summer's End delivers a portrait of a noble family--and a world--changed forever by the war to end all wars.
Author :Mary Alice Monroe Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2016-04-26 ISBN 10 :9781501122842 Pages :464 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (284 users download)
Summary Book Review The Summer's End by Mary Alice Monroe:
Download or read book The Summer's End written by Mary Alice Monroe and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-04-26 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this next novel in the Lowcountry Summer series, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe returns to the charm and sultrybeauty of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, and the Muir family--three half sisters bound by love for their grandmother and the Carolina lowcountry--in an unforgettable tale of family bonds and love as strong and steady as the tides.
Summary Book Review Summer's End by Danielle Steel:
Download or read book Summer's End written by Danielle Steel and published by Dell. This book was released on 2009-06-03 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deanna was eighteen when she married a handsome Frenchman, attorney Marc-Edouard Duras. Now, at thirty-seven, she should be happy with Marc, her elegant home in San Francisco, and their teenage daughter, Pilar. But one summer changes it all when she realizes her failing marriage is a trap she must escape.
Summary Book Review Summer's End by Joel A. Sutherland:
Download or read book Summer's End written by Joel A. Sutherland and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2017-03-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One terrifying summer can stay with you forever. It’s the summer before high school and Jacob and his friends are determined to make it a memorable one. This may be the last couple of months they have together; once school starts, they’ll be going their separate ways. Ichiro’s family is moving to Japan. And while Jacob and the twins, Hayden and Hannah, are staying behind in Valeton, they’ll be going to different high schools. When they discover an old abandoned home on a remote island of their Muskoka community, things suddenly take an unexpected turn. The kids find themselves inexplicably drawn to the house that had once been a sanatorium for children with tuberculosis and learn that it has some haunting secrets to hide.
Download or read book Summer's End written by Dianna Hardy and published by Bitten Fruit Books / Satin Smoke Press. This book was released on 2016-06-19 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pippa knew her life all but ended seven months ago when she answered the phone call no one ever wants to receive: her husband had been in a fatal car accident. Struggling to bring up her three kids, she finds herself turning to Jimmy, her younger brother's best friend. He has his own crosses to bear, but his long-held torch for Pippa never went out. All they need to do, is take a leap of faith...
Summary Book Review Sisters of Summer's End by Lori Foster:
Download or read book Sisters of Summer's End written by Lori Foster and published by HQN Books. This book was released on 2019-06-11 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the summer ends, friendship begins… When single mom Joy Lee abandoned her old life to take a job at a lakeside resort, she found something that her family’s wealth and influence could never buy: peace of mind. Not easy to come by for the once-burned divorcée who keeps everyone at a distance. But when her new friend, Maris, dares her to take a chance with the drive-in’s charismatic new owner, everything changes for Joy and her young son. A difficult childhood has left Maris Kennedy with definite priorities. Her job running Summer’s End, the camp store and café, comes first. Always. Nothing could ever make her risk that hard-won security—especially not her free-spirited colleague. But the more she encourages Joy to open herself up to new experiences, the more Maris begins to wonder what she, too, might be missing. Learning how to trust will bring Joy and Maris together. And soon they form a friendship that leaves them as close as sisters—and open to love where they least expect it…in Summer’s End. Don't miss The Honeymoon Cottage, an all-new romantic family saga by Lori Foster where locals of a quirky small town help an on-the-shelf wedding planner find her own happily-ever-after.
Download or read book Happy Memories written by L. Adams and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2003-08-01 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Terrell Michael O'Shannon worked at Suttons sawmill as a foreman and Colleen Bridgett Kelly was a governess for the Sutton children. There they met and fell in love in a storybook romance and later a solid marriage. Their aspirations to have a large farm and many sons to help them work it took an unexpected turn. They had three daughters, twins Lorna and Jenny, and six years later Sarah. In time they ultimately accumulated many acres, but the extent of their farming ended up with a horse, a dog, some chickens and barn cats. Their lives were fulfilled and their joys were many through the years. Lorna married a lawyer. They live in Glenwick, about fifty miles from home and have four children. Jenny lives about a half mile from home and has one daughter. Sarah built her house in the back acres of the old homestead, and has two children. Now the grandchildren arrive. Read the next seven books in this series to learn about where their lives take them through the years.
Summary Book Review The Collected Short Fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman by Bruce Jay Friedman:
Download or read book The Collected Short Fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman written by Bruce Jay Friedman and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An “irresistible” collection of short fiction by an author who “has been likened to everyone from J. D. Salinger to Woody Allen” (The New York Times Book Review). Hailed by Newsweek as “a bona fide literary event,” The Collected Short Fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman brings together dozens of the New York Times–bestselling author’s greatest stories, which originally appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, and other magazines. “Readers who feel short stories are too high-flown—too literary, arcane, and serious—will find counterbalance in Friedman, whose stories have uncomplicated structures, obvious gists, intelligible metaphors, and unambiguous endings and come wrapped in humor. This compilation of his output in the short story form between 1953 and 1995 has a thematic arrangement, with categories such as ‘Mother,’ ‘Crazed Youth,’ and ‘Sex.’ Some of the more outstanding pieces are ‘The Subversive,’ about the narrator’s air force buddy whom the narrator believed to be the most all-American guy he ever met until his friend commits a crazed act ‘The Gent,’ concerning a man who succumbs to a seduction by his best friend’s daughter; and ‘The Night Boxing Ended,’ in which ringside heckling goes way out of bounds.” —Booklist “From poignant bildungsroman to sly satire, from wicked comedy to surrealistic farce, this virtuosic collection covers more than four decades’ worth of short stories . . . Friedman explores themes such as loneliness, aging, fear, parenthood and ethnicity, spinning tales in an expertly modulated voice.” —Publishers Weekly “Friedman [is] more interesting than most of Malamud, Roth, and Bellow . . . What makes him more important is that he writes out of the viscera instead of the cerebrum.” —Nelson Algren, The Nation “Pure delight.” —Newsday
Summary Book Review One Season of Sunshine by Julia London:
Download or read book One Season of Sunshine written by Julia London and published by Pocket Books. This book was released on 2020-06-30 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While on the search for her birth mother, a young woman falls in love with a widower only to discover that his late wife may have been the key to finding out about her own mysterious past. Determined to discover the truth of her identity, elementary school teacher Jane Aaron heads to Cedar Springs, Texas, to find her birth mother. While staying in the small town, she’s hired by Asher Price, a wealthy advertising executive whose wife was killed in a car accident two years ago, to look after his thirteen-year-old daughter, Riley, and five-year-old son, Levi. Around town, Jane learns that Asher’s late wife may not have been the perfect mother teenaged Riley makes her out to be. As the months pass, Jane finds herself growing fiercely attached to the children and soon, she and Asher begin to fall in love, as well. Though he refuses to speak about his late wife, rumors and whispers around town causes Jane to suspect that her birth mother may have been involved in the same car accident that claimed Asher’s wife. As Jane’s investigation takes her down winding and complicated paths, her relationship with Asher becomes strained. Will the truth bring the pair closer together or drive them apart forever? With New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s signature “nuanced characters, subtle wit, and elegantly sexy style” (Booklist), this compelling story of family and romantic love “will steal your heart” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Summary Book Review Growing up Jeanie by Marita Juarez:
Download or read book Growing up Jeanie written by Marita Juarez and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2021-03-16 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about a young girl who was born in the city of San Bernardino, California and at 10 years old is moved to a farm life in Cloverdale Oregon. It follows her through some big environment changes.
Summary Book Review Before Summer Ends (Mills & Boon True Love) by Susan Mallery:
Download or read book Before Summer Ends (Mills & Boon True Love) written by Susan Mallery and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2021-04-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A long, hot summer with her secret crush... What could possibly go wrong?
Summary Book Review Hole In One by Walter Stewart:
Download or read book Hole In One written by Walter Stewart and published by HarperCollins Canada. This book was released on 2014-11-25 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When old Charlie Tinkelpaugh is killed on the third hole of the Bosky Dell golf course, a series of ever-more-strange events is set in motion, and only Carlton Withers, inept golfer and sometimes-employee of the Silver Falls Lancer, can put the pieces of the puzzle together. With the help of his colleague-slash-girlfriend, Hanna Klovack, and local Ojibwa elder Joe Herkimer, a.k.a. Running Elk, Withers must unravel the complex web of clues that lead to Tinkelpaugh’s murderer . . . and that may also reveal who is behind the illegal sale of the Bosky Dell golf course to a local development corporation. Hole in One is the second Carlton Withers mystery set in the idyllic Kawartha Lakes district of Ontario.
Summary Book Review The Lost Boys of Montauk by Amanda M. Fairbanks:
Download or read book The Lost Boys of Montauk written by Amanda M. Fairbanks and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[A] riveting account of a fishing boat and its four young crewman lost at sea in 1984 off the coast of Montauk in eastern Long Island--a "fishing town with a drinking problem," as the locals have it--and the stunning repercussions of that loss for the families and friends of the four missing men and, indeed, the entire storied summer community of the Hamptons"--
Summary Book Review From Princess to Prisoner by Linda C. McJunckins:
Download or read book From Princess to Prisoner written by Linda C. McJunckins and published by Xulon Press. This book was released on 2006-05-01 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: McJunckins presents the account of a daughter who relinquished her freedoms as a college student to an arduous life as a slave among strangers.
Summary Book Review All at Sea by Louis R. Harlan:
Download or read book All at Sea written by Louis R. Harlan and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2001-11 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The tale of (Louis R.) Harlan's transition from adolescence to manhood is related memorably in All at Sea: Coming of Age in World War II. Laced with vignettes depicting the author's naval mistakes, his escapades with and in pursuit of women, and his difficulty in returning to civilian life after the war, All at Sea is a welcome change of pace from more standard, stoic tales of wartime heroism. Harlan's frankness isn't limited to the details of his bouts with ineptitude as a young naval ensign. He also makes pointed observations about the importance of World War II compared to conflicts that have taken place since then, and about the evolution of his own racial attitudes as a product of the South suddenly thrown into settings in which he saw African Americans from a different perspective.
Download or read book Bates written by Thomas Bates and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2015-10-16 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bates, An Ancient Family Name, is a historical narrative of one branch of the Bates family. It begins in AD 1245 and follows the Clement Bates family branch to the present. The second half of this book deals with the military experiences of Clement Bates’ direct descendants, Robert S. Bates in World War II; the years between 1945 and the Viet Nam War of Robert Bates’ family and the life and military experiences in Viet Nam of Robert’s son, Thomas. The narrative is a monologue of Thomas in his later years to his four grandsons two of whom are on the verge of starting out on their own life adventures.