Release date - 9th May 2017
Book length - 417 pages
Publisher - St. Martin's Press us.macmillan.com
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - The Book of Summer
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Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family's Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she s purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave.
The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of Cliff House as told through the voices of Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed and idealistic newlywed on the eve of WWII, the home's definitive guestbook, and Bess herself. Bess's grandmother always said it was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother s words in ways she never contemplated.
THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable is a wonderful story centred on family, secrets, and the connections one can forge with a special place in their lives.
When Cliff House is close to being reclaimed by the water, Bess Codman is forced to return home to try and persuade her eccentric mother, Cissy, to leave the house to its fate and leave peacefully - a job which is much easier said than done. As mother and daughter begin to get to know each other more, we start to understand that Cliff House is so much more than a house - it is their history, their memories, and their secrets.
Switching from the past to the present, with the help of newspaper articles and entries into the Book of Summer (a book where everyone who visits the home leaves an entry), a story of two generations unfolds, which will make you nostalgic and consider your own family history.
In THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable, the writing is truly beautiful, and the setting really shines brightly in this story, equally matched by its colourful characters. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable, and look forward to reading more from this author.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4*******
Michelle Gable is the NY Times bestselling author of A PARIS APARTMENT, I'LL SEE YOU IN PARIS and the forthcoming THE BOOK OF SUMMER. A College of William & Mary graduate, Gable currently resides in Cardiff by the Sea, California with her husband, two daughters, one lazy cat, and a very feisty rabbit. For more information:
Website - michellegable.com
Twitter - twitter.com/MGableWriter
Facebook - www.facebook.com/michellegable
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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