The Summer Country

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  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • The Summer Country
  • Lauren Willig
  • English
  • 10 January 2017
  • 0062839020

About the Author: Lauren Willig

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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 becomesandplain, Emily must challenge everything she thought she knew about her family, their legacyand herself. New Download The Summer Country by Lauren Willig For Kindle ePUB or eBook – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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14 thoughts on “The Summer Country

  1. Bkwmlee says:

    It s not often that I come across a book where I fall in love almost instantly not just with the characters, but also with the setting, the story, the writing basically everything about the book from the first page to the very last It s also increasingly rare nowadays for me to get so swept up in a book that I lose track of time and next thing I know, I ve finished the book in practically one sitting and at 480 pages, this was certainly no small feat In her newest releaseThe Summer Coun It s not often that I come across a book where I fall in love almost instantly not just with the characters, but also with the setting, the story, the writing basically everything about the book from the first page to the very last It s also increasingly rare nowadays for me to get so swept up in a book that I lose track of time and next thing I know, I ve finished the book in practically one sitting and at 480 pages, this was certainly no small feat In her newest releaseThe Summer Country , author Lauren Willig delivers a beautifully written, sweeping historical saga that felt epic in scope and magnitude,...

  2. 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 really liked how Ms Willig ended one chapter 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 really liked how Ms Willig ended one chapter with a comment and started the next chapter with that comment but in a different time period.Some of the characters were quite devious, and as the pages turned we find out there wasto the family than what was known or heard and something about the plantation and about the Davenant family that someon...

  3. Berit☀️✨ says:

    .Lauren Willig will completely captivate you with this sweeping family saga A beautiful story that spans over four decades Steeped in family history, family secrets, and family ties The story is set in Barbados and introduces you to two sets of characters living 40 years apart 1850to Emily s beloved grandfather has passed away and left her a sugar plantation on the island of Barbados So Emily travels from England to Barbados with her cousin Adam and his wife.Lauren Willig will completely captivate you with this sweeping family saga A beautiful story that spans over four decades Steeped in family history, family secrets, and family ties The story is set in Barbados and introduces you to two sets of characters living 40 years apart 1850to Emily s beloved grandfather has passed away and left her a sugar plantation on the island of Barbados So Emily travels from England to Barbados with her cousin Adam and his wife to check out this plantation that nobody had any idea of What follows is Emily discovering family history and secrets with deep ties to Barbados In 1812 Charles and Jenny find themselves in a torr...

  4. 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 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 th...

  5. 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 keep the ch...

  6. Tammy says:

    I read a lot of historical fiction and noticed the genre seems to be WW2 heavy I just finished The Summer Country and absolutely loved it Yes, it s historical fiction but a subject not widely known Lauren Willig s research shines through as she expertly blends fact with fiction One of my favorite books is The Thorn Birds and The Summer Country has that same pull for mesweeping family saga that I don t want to put down and characters that stick with me long after I finish The Summer Count I read a lot of historical fiction and noticed the genre seems to be WW2 heavy I just finished The Summer Country and absolutely loved it Yes, it s historical fiction but a subject not widely known Lauren Willig s research shines through as she expertly blends fact with fiction One of my favorite books is The Thorn Birds and The Summer Country has that same pull for mesweeping family saga that I don t want to put down and characters that stick with me long after I f...

  7. Literary Soirée says:

    This is my first Willig, a gorgeous narrative set in exotic Barbados in 1812 and 1854 Emily Dawson inherits Peverills, a sugar plantation destroyed by an uprising of slaves Owners of the adjacent plantation want desperately to own it Why As the multigenerational story unfolds, the truth reveals forbidden romance between owner and enslaved, terrible betrayal, a brave fight for freedom, and enough island Victorian atmosphere to absorb you for days An eye opening look at British slavery in the This is my first Willig, a gorgeous narrative set in exotic Barbados in 1812 and 1854 Emily Dawson inherits Peverills, a sugar plantation destroyed by an uprising of slaves Owners of the adjacent plantation want desperately to own it Why As the multigenerational story unfolds, the truth reveals forbidden romance between owner and enslaved, terrible betrayal, a brave fight for freedom, and enough island Victorian atmosphere to absorb you for days An eye ...

  8. Faith says:

    In 1854, Emily Dawson, the spinster daughter of an English vicar, has inherited a plantation in Barbados from her grandfather When she arrives to claim her inheritance she finds that Peverills was destroyed in a slave revolt in 1816 and was never restored It s owner sold the plantation to Emily s grandfather The book also flashes back to the story of the intertwined inhabitants of Peverills and another plantation Beckles in 1812 1816 This book is in part historical fiction about slavery in B In 1854, Emily Dawson, the spinster daughter of an English vicar, has inherited a plantation in Barbados from her grandfather When she arrives to claim her inheritance she finds that Peverills was destroyed in a slave revolt in 1816 and was never restored It s owner sold the plantation to Emily s grandfather The book also flashes back to the story of the intertwined inhabitants of Peverills and another plantation Beckles in 1812 1816 This book is in part historical fiction about slavery in...

  9. Kelly says:

    This epic family saga is set in colonial Barbados It begins when Emily Dawson from England inherits an abandoned sugar plantation from her grandfather It follows a dual time line with Emily s story and approximately 40 years earlier I did have a bit of trouble at the beginning keeping track of all the characters By 75 pages in or so, I was totally immersed in the story I loved the unique setting and learned a bit about slavery in colonial Barbados This story is full of surprising family se This epic family saga is set in colonial Barbados It begins when Emily Dawson from England inherits an abandoned sugar plantation from her grandfather It follows a dual time line with Emily s story and approximately 40 years earlier I did have a bit of trouble at the beginning keeping track of all the characters By 75 pages in or so, I was totally immers...

  10. Susan Peterson says:

    The Summer Country is a sweeping saga of love, family, betrayal, and secrets, set in Barbados in the 19th century I knew next to nothing about this time and place in history, a time of turmoil and rebellion, of slaves a...

  11. 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 toes and it was so hard to put down I wantof...

  12. 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 for the feeling ...

  13. Davida Chazan says:

    Barbados isn t on my bucket list of places I would like to visit, but thankfully, Willig gave me a virtual visit through this book Take a look at my bookreview of this novel to see if I found this literary vacation a pleasant one or not

  14. 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 and wanting some rum punch and nee...