The Book of Summer The Book of Summer

The Book of Summer

A Novel

    • 4.0 • 30 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

“Michelle Gable has moved in on [Elin] Hilderbrand’s home turf with a humorous and smartly written story of two generations of love and vacations.” —Wall Street Journal

From New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment comes a novel about summer in Nantucket and a guestbook that reveals family secrets.

The ocean, the wild roses on the dunes and the stunning Cliff House, perched atop a bluff in Sconset, Nantucket. Inside the faded pages of the Cliff House guest book live the spellbinding stories of its female inhabitants: from Ruby, a bright-eyed newlywed on the eve of World War II to her granddaughter Bess, who returns to the beautiful summer estate.

For the first time in four years, physician Bess Codman visits the compound her great-grandparents built almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Bess must now put aside her complicated memories in order to pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave. It’s not just memories of her family home Bess must face though, but also an old love that might hold new possibilities.

In the midst of packing Bess rediscovers the forgotten family guest book. Bess’s grandmother and primary keeper of the book, Ruby, always said Cliff House 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 imagined.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
May 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
4
MB

Customer Reviews

No No Nannette ,

The Boom of Summer

I’d give it 5 stars except for the ending.

PotatooOooOOooooOoOOoooOooOOO ,

Amazing read!

This book was quite interesting and I fell in love with all of the characters. Gable does an excellent job at allowing readers to vividly see what is happening. It seems like with each of her books her skill becomes greater and greater. This was money well spent!

Cut wood ,

Gets better

At first, I wasn't sure if I would keep reading. Seemed a bit fluff. But it got interesting about one third through and was very good to the end.

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