From the author of the classic multimillion bestseller The Shell Seeker, comes Rosamunde Pilcher's September, a story of homecomings and heartbreaks, friendships, betrayals, forgiveness, and love.
The basis for the TV mini-series of the same name, now available on streaming platforms.
A place you will never forget
Rosamunde Pilcher's Scotland...where the fields flourish with greenery, the bills bloom with purple, and the lochs glitter with the bright blue of the sky.
A time you will never forget
September...when the heather is in full flower, the first chill of autumn cools the air, and the countryside stirs with the hunt, balls, dinner parties, and dance.
A novel you will never forget
A main selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club
Pilcher is one of the best current practitioners of literate commercial fiction. Here again she limns appealing characters with civilized manners who live in beautiful settings; she describes tastefully furnished rooms, magnificent gardens and elegant clothes in loving detail--but without the loud dropping of brand names. The story moves leisurely among large estates in the author's native Scotland, posh London digs and quaint village cottages. A lavish coming-out party for the daughter of one of the leading families of a town in the Scottish Highlands brings together characters whose lives change in various ways during the novel's four-month span. The Airds and the Balmerinos of Strathcroy and their friends and relatives in London, Majorca and the States are the focal point of the love affairs, domestic complications, estrangements, reconciliations and other gently momentous events. Though the tensions of the plot seem a bit contrived--the secrets of a glamorous woman returned to her childhood home too late to find peace, the circumstances of a bloody incident in Northern Ireland, the meddling of a mentally disturbed, malign woman--the novel will keep readers deeply involved. And those familiar with The Shell Seekers will be pleased to find one of its minor characters playing a major role here. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selections.
As always, her descriptions of landscape are lyrical, her good people depicted with insight and compassion, and I yearn to eat and bathe and sleep in the houses she describes.
Fell in love with the characters
So enjoyed the characters. The plot held my attention, and most of all the scenery was so well written I feel like I was there.
Not enough stars to rank this book!
Love everything about it!