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. Read The Summer Country – bluevapours.co.uk

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Summer Country book, this is one of the most wanted Lauren Willig author readers around the world.

The Summer Country  By Lauren Willig IBN : 0062839020 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • The Summer Country
  • Lauren Willig
  • English
  • 16 May 2017
  • 0062839020

10 thoughts on “The Summer Country

  1. Beata says:

    This was a perfect summer HF read for me exotic setting, a mystery and wonderful narration THE SUMMER COUNTRY had me invested from the start, with its story of a young English vicar s daughter who goes off to Barbados and finds out about her roots Descriptions of the life on a plantation are vivid, and the pre and post abolition attitudes and relations interestingly presented.I enjoyed this novel, and many thanks to my GR Friend Barbara who discreetly steered me towards a bit lighter read fo This was a perfect summer HF read for me exot...

  2. 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 ...

  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 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 fr...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 su...

  6. Libby says:

    Lauren Willig s attention to historical detail really shines in The Summer Country Barbados seen through the eyes of Emily Dawson in 1854 unspools like the opening petals of the frangipani Arriving as heiress to Peverills, one of the oldest plantations on the island, Emily delves into the mystery surrounding why her Grandfather Fenty left her an estate no one was aware he owned The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 and its timeline of effect info...

  7. 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 characters straight was a tad tricky But to Lauren Willig s writing skills I did become ...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 multige...

  10. Mellie Antoinette says:

    As my 4th Willigian tome, I have to say this is an incredibly good story The characters fit the stage, the stage outfitted the scene in beautiful tropical tones and the story swept you from beginning to end with the graceful ease of a windswept breeze Holding a slight edge, I would still vote The Ashford Affair as my favorite of Willig favorites excluding the Ladies W of course since their works as a unit are in a class all their...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *