The Summer Country

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  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • The Summer Country
  • Lauren Willig
  • English
  • 14 February 2018
  • 0062839020

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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 becomes and plain, Emily must challenge everything she thought she knew about her family, their legacy and herself. Free Download eBook The Summer Country by Lauren Willig – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Summer Country

  1. Camille Maio says:

    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 nineteent...

  2. Lisa Zetes says:

    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 k...

  3. Elizabeth of Silver& says:

    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.Emily, her cousin, and his wife traveled to Barbados to meet a few people and to see the plantation We meet the family from 1812 and the opulence of their home, food, and life style and then turn to 1845 and meet friends of the family The connection between the time periods was smoothly done I...

  4. Kimberly Mussell says:

    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 not see coming Kept me on my ...

  5. Natalie says:

    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 and discovered that i couldnt give it anything less than 5 stars ...

  6. Rachel Adrianna says:

    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.

  7. Sharlene says:

    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.

  8. Bethany says:

    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, Ma...

  9. Shannon Dyer says:

    Round up to 4.5 stars I loved the setting of this novel Review to come at AAR.

  10. Ellen says:

    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 condit...