The Summer Country

The Summer Country The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet a sweeping, dramatic Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion set in colonial Barbados.1854 From Bristol to Barbados Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous merchant clan merely a vicar s daughter, and a reform minded vicar s daughter, at that Everyone knows that the family s lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheiritance Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned.When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation people whisper of ghosts.Why would her practical minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills so eager that they invite Emily and her cousins to stay with them indefinitely Emily finds herself bewitched by the beauty of the island even as she s drawn into the personalities and politics of forty years before a tangled history of clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom.When family secrets begin to unravel and the harsh truth of history becomesandplain, Emily must challenge everything she thought she knew about her family, their legacyand herself. New Download [ The Summer Country ] Author [ Lauren Willig ] – rarefishingbooks.co.uk Lauren Willig s THE SUMMER COUNTRY is a sumptuous read, evoking M.M Kaye s lush and sweeping tales of nineteenth century colonial life Set in the island location of Barbados, Willig attains the ideal aim of the historical fiction genre educating the reader about a little known part of history while thoroughly engaging them in the stories of the characters I read THE SUMMER COUNTRY slowly doling out exquisite chapters one at a time because there are too few books written today that harken Lauren Willig s THE SUMMER COUNTRY is a sumptuous read, evoking M.M Kaye s lush and sweeping tales of nineteenth century colonial life Set in the island location of Barbados, Willig attains the ideal aim of the historical fiction genre educating the reader about a little known part of history while thoroughly engaging them in the stories of the charact
I want to thank Haper Collins for this ARC I do love Historical novels but did find this one a little slow in the beginning Trying to go back and forth from the year 1812 to the year 1854 Barbados and keep the characters straight was a tad tricky B
FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JUNE 6.A run down sugar plantation was the last thing Emily thought her uncle would leave to her, but Emily was thrilled about it even though her cousin wasn t.If you enjoy learning about past cultures, delving into life in another country and century, and finding out family secrets that were kept for years, THE SUMMER COUNTRY should be on your summer reading list You will definitely get a vocabulary work out THE SUMMER COUNTRY is another beautiful, enjoyable, well res FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JUNE 6.A run down sugar plantation was the last thing Emily thought her uncle would leave to her, but Emily was thrilled about it even though her cousin wasn t.If you enjoy learning about past cultures, delving into life in another country and century, and finding out family secrets that were kept for years, THE SUMMER COUNTRY should be on your summer reading list You will definitely get a vocabulary work out THE SUMMER COUNTRY is another beautif
I love the writing style of Ms Willig The flow of this story, I can t even explain the emotions I went through reading this When those a ha moments hit you and you re totally shocked So many turns I did n
I was going to give this book a 1 star rating i didnt like the characters or the story or the setting then since i couldnt put it down i thought maybe it deserved a 2 star rating and then i finished it a
Another amazing historical fiction from Lauren Willig, she never disappoints This was a time and location I knew little about and the story kept me quickly turning page after page and not wanting to put it down I felt totally immersed in colonial Barbados 5 stars. Lauren Willig has done it again A book that takes place in two different times, with two different casts of characters, but the story is exceptionally well written. Willig always does a fantastic job at dual timeline historical fiction, and The Summer Country lives up to my expectations as a Willig fan Setting one 1812 Barbados Third person narration with the most emphasis on Jenny, a slave, and Charles, a landowner who had been sent to England for education and has only recently returned As Charles is trying to get a grasp on running the sugar cane plantation after his father s death, he also has to figure out his tempestuous younger brother Robert Ma Willig always does a fantastic job at dual timeline historical fiction, and The Summer Country lives up to my expectations as a Willig fan Setting one 1812 Barbados Third person narration with the most emphasis on Jenny, a slave, and Charles, a landowner who had been sent to England for education and has only recently returned As Charles is trying to get a grasp on running the sugar cane plantation after his father s death, he also has to figure out his tempestuous younger brother Robert Mary Anne, the heiress next door who, according to her guardian uncle is mad and his burgeoning feelings for Jenny, Mary Anne s devoted slave Can Jenny and Charles ever be together Setting two 1854 Barbados Emily and her cousin Adam and his wife Laura who is also Emily s BFF have just arrived in Barbados because when their grandfather passed away, Emily inherited Peverills, a plantation in Barbados But why did Emily inherit it And wh
Round up to 4.5 stars I loved the setting of this novel Review to come at AAR. Aside from enjoying the story line and characters, the author s knowledge of Barbados in the 19th century, and the use of slaves was enlightening Emily goes to Barbados to discover why her grandfather left her Peverill s, a sugar plantation that was no longer in usable condition
This historical novel takes us to Barbados and shows us a tangled story of love and betrayal In the 1854 portion of the story, Emily Dawson has traveled with her cousin Adam and his wife Laura to Barbados because she learns that she has inherited a sugar plantation from her grandfather She finds Peverills to be a burnt out, derelict place when she finally gets a chance to see it And it is supposedly haunted by the ghost of the Portuguese Girl a child who died when the plantation was burned This historical novel takes us to Barbados and shows us a tangled story of love and betrayal In the 1854 portion of the story, Emily Dawson has traveled with her cousin Adam and his wife Laura to Barbados because she learns that she has inherited a sugar plantation from her grandfather She finds Peverills to be a burnt out, derelict place when she finally gets a chance to see it And it is supposedly haunted by the ghost of the Portuguese Girl a child who died when the plantation was burned by rebelling slaves They are taken in by Mrs Davenant who owns the neighboring plantation Beckles Emily
Once again, I am blown away by another amazing tale of historical fiction from Lauren Willig she never disappoints The Summer Country is a dual timeline novel set in colonial Barbados in 1854 1812 This novel was well researched and I learned so much about Victorian era colonial Barbados This was a time and location I knew little about and the story kept me quickly turning page after page, not wanting to put it down I felt totally immersed in the time period and was so invested in the lives Once again, I am blown away by another amazing tale of historical fiction from Lauren Willig she never disappoints The Summer Country is a dual timeline novel set in colonial Barbados in 1854 1812 This novel was well researched and I learned so much about Victorian era colonial Barbados This was a time and location I knew little about and the story kept me quickly turning page after page, not wanting to put it down I felt totally immersed in the time period and was so invested in the lives of these characters This book is meant to be savored, bit by bit, chapter by chapter A little slow at the start, but it sucks you in and keeps you turning the pages in no time Switching back and fo
I think this book has such potential, the stories and characters were interesting but the pace was so slow it was difficult to continue The amount of typeos didn t help either. Update I think this book is as successful and thoughtful a look at race from a White point of view could be It s a great generational mystery, where the true mysteries are not who is whose parent, but what a character s motivations were, and how that will effect the future Really well done, and a pleasure to read.Willig reading satisfaction Hers is the kind of writing you can dive into and forget everything else One major caveat with this outing the exoticism Willig uses to attract the rea Update I think this book is as successful and thoughtful a look at race from a White point of view could be It s a great generational mystery, where the true mysteries are not who is whose parent, but what a character s motivations were, and how that will effect the future Really well done, and a pleasure to read.Willig reading satisfaction Hers is the kind of writing you can dive into and forget everything else One major caveat with this outing the exo
Lauren Willig s THE SUMMER COUNTRY is a sumptuous read, evoking M.M Kaye s lush and sweeping tales of nineteenth century colonial life Set in the island location of Barbados, Willig attains the ideal aim of the historical fiction genre educating the reader about a little known part of history while thoroughly engaging them in the stories of the characters I read THE SUMMER COUNTRY slowly doling out exquisite chapters one at a time because there are too few books written today that harken Lauren Willig s THE SUMMER COUNTRY is a sumptuous read, evoking M.M Kaye s lush and sweeping tales of nineteenth century colonial life Set in the island location of Barbados, Willig attains the ideal aim of the historical fiction genre educating the reader about a little known part of history while thoroughly engaging them in the stories of the charact
I want to thank Haper Collins for this ARC I do love Historical novels but did find this one a little slow in the beginning Trying to go back and forth from the year 1812 to the year 1854 Barbados and keep the characters straight was a tad tricky B
FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JUNE 6.A run down sugar plantation was the last thing Emily thought her uncle would leave to her, but Emily was thrilled about it even though her cousin wasn t.If you enjoy learning about past cultures, delving into life in another country and century, and finding out family secrets that were kept for years, THE SUMMER COUNTRY should be on your summer reading list You will definitely get a vocabulary work out THE SUMMER COUNTRY is another beautiful, enjoyable, well res FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JUNE 6.A run down sugar plantation was the last thing Emily thought her uncle would leave to her, but Emily was thrilled about it even though her cousin wasn t.If you enjoy learning about past cultures, delving into life in another country and century, and finding out family secrets that were kept for years, THE SUMMER COUNTRY should be on your summer reading list You will definitely get a vocabulary work out THE SUMMER COUNTRY is another beautif
I love the writing style of Ms Willig The flow of this story, I can t even explain the emotions I went through reading this When those a ha moments hit you and you re totally shocked So many turns I did n
I was going to give this book a 1 star rating i didnt like the characters or the story or the setting then since i couldnt put it down i thought maybe it deserved a 2 star rating and then i finished it a
Another amazing historical fiction from Lauren Willig, she never disappoints This was a time and location I knew little about and the story kept me quickly turning page after page and not wanting to put it down I felt totally immersed in colonial Barbados 5 stars. Lauren Willig has done it again A book that takes place in two different times, with two different casts of characters, but the story is exceptionally well written. Willig always does a fantastic job at dual timeline historical fiction, and The Summer Country lives up to my expectations as a Willig fan Setting one 1812 Barbados Third person narration with the most emphasis on Jenny, a slave, and Charles, a landowner who had been sent to England for education and has only recently returned As Charles is trying to get a grasp on running the sugar cane plantation after his father s death, he also has to figure out his tempestuous younger brother Robert Ma Willig always does a fantastic job at dual timeline historical fiction, and The Summer Country lives up to my expectations as a Willig fan Setting one 1812 Barbados Third person narration with the most emphasis on Jenny, a slave, and Charles, a landowner who had been sent to England for education and has only recently returned As Charles is trying to get a grasp on running the sugar cane plantation after his father s death, he also has to figure out his tempestuous younger brother Robert Mary Anne, the heiress next door who, according to her guardian uncle is mad and his burgeoning feelings for Jenny, Mary Anne s devoted slave Can Jenny and Charles ever be together Setting two 1854 Barbados Emily and her cousin Adam and his wife Laura who is also Emily s BFF have just arrived in Barbados because when their grandfather passed away, Emily inherited Peverills, a plantation in Barbados But why did Emily inherit it And wh
Round up to 4.5 stars I loved the setting of this novel Review to come at AAR. Aside from enjoying the story line and characters, the author s knowledge of Barbados in the 19th century, and the use of slaves was enlightening Emily goes to Barbados to discover why her grandfather left her Peverill s, a sugar plantation that was no longer in usable condition
This historical novel takes us to Barbados and shows us a tangled story of love and betrayal In the 1854 portion of the story, Emily Dawson has traveled with her cousin Adam and his wife Laura to Barbados because she learns that she has inherited a sugar plantation from her grandfather She finds Peverills to be a burnt out, derelict place when she finally gets a chance to see it And it is supposedly haunted by the ghost of the Portuguese Girl a child who died when the plantation was burned This historical novel takes us to Barbados and shows us a tangled story of love and betrayal In the 1854 portion of the story, Emily Dawson has traveled with her cousin Adam and his wife Laura to Barbados because she learns that she has inherited a sugar plantation from her grandfather She finds Peverills to be a burnt out, derelict place when she finally gets a chance to see it And it is supposedly haunted by the ghost of the Portuguese Girl a child who died when the plantation was burned by rebelling slaves They are taken in by Mrs Davenant who owns the neighboring plantation Beckles Emily
Once again, I am blown away by another amazing tale of historical fiction from Lauren Willig she never disappoints The Summer Country is a dual timeline novel set in colonial Barbados in 1854 1812 This novel was well researched and I learned so much about Victorian era colonial Barbados This was a time and location I knew little about and the story kept me quickly turning page after page, not wanting to put it down I felt totally immersed in the time period and was so invested in the lives Once again, I am blown away by another amazing tale of historical fiction from Lauren Willig she never disappoints The Summer Country is a dual timeline novel set in colonial Barbados in 1854 1812 This novel was well researched and I learned so much about Victorian era colonial Barbados This was a time and location I knew little about and the story kept me quickly turning page after page, not wanting to put it down I felt totally immersed in the time period and was so invested in the lives of these characters This book is meant to be savored, bit by bit, chapter by chapter A little slow at the start, but it sucks you in and keeps you turning the pages in no time Switching back and fo
I think this book has such potential, the stories and characters were interesting but the pace was so slow it was difficult to continue The amount of typeos didn t help either. Update I think this book is as successful and thoughtful a look at race from a White point of view could be It s a great generational mystery, where the true mysteries are not who is whose parent, but what a character s motivations were, and how that will effect the future Really well done, and a pleasure to read.Willig reading satisfaction Hers is the kind of writing you can dive into and forget everything else One major caveat with this outing the exoticism Willig uses to attract the rea Update I think this book is as successful and thoughtful a look at race from a White point of view could be It s a great generational mystery, where the true mysteries are not who is whose parent, but what a character s motivations were, and how that will effect the future Really well done, and a pleasure to read.Willig reading satisfaction Hers is the kind of writing you can dive into and forget everything else One major caveat with this outing the exo

✓ Library information on services The Summer CountryKindle Ebook By Lauren Willig – rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • The Summer Country
  • Lauren Willig
  • English
  • 14 January 2017
  • 0062839020