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 becomes and plain, Emily must challenge everything she thought she knew about her family, their legacy and herself. Best Read The Summer Country [ author ] Lauren Willig [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • The Summer Country
  • Lauren Willig
  • English
  • 24 June 2018
  • 0062839020

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 r...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 re...

  6. Katie Chase says:

    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, wher...

  7. Rebecca says:

    Thank you to my friend, Gigi, for securing me an early preview copy of this book All opinions are my own.

  8. Julie Salinas says:

    This story takes us to the 1800 s, about 50 years are between two story lines A young woman of modest means from England to re herself the heiress to a property in Barbados This story reminded me of the Thornbirds, and I was surprised that was mentioned in the post book discussion The characters are imagined, but based on real people and events.The question throughout, and what keeps the reader involved, is the question of what happened in the past, what happened to the plantation I enjoyed This story takes us to the 1800 s, about 50 years are between two story lines A young woman of modest means from England to re herself the heiress to a property in Barbados This story reminded me of the Thornbirds, and I was surprised that was mentioned in the post book discussion The characters are imagi...

  9. Beth says:

    ARC provided by Edelweiss.I loved Willig s Pink Carnation series, and while this wasn t as humorous or light hearted, The Summer Country was just as compelling, interesting, and well researched as I expected from Willig Her attention to historical detail is amazing and she r...

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