A Dorset Summer Kindle Edition
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- Publication Date : June 12, 2020
- File Size : 487 KB
- Print Length : 278 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Runcible Pen Press (June 12, 2020)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B08B4V7W1W
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 9619486900
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,848,213 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Since I'm terribly attracted to England and everything English, I loved the descriptions of the quiet, peaceful Dorset countryside. I found myself cycling along the rural roads with Phoebe, feeling the sunshine and the breeze in my face right alongside her. The small village with its unique characters came to life and made me want to travel back in time and visit.
One of the things that seperates good historical fiction from the greats, for me, is the author's ability to relate the past to the present in a non obtrusive way. Cook does this extremely well here. PTSD. Society expectations. Desire. All things a modem reader can relate.
This is a beautifully layered tale of first love, loss, choices, and the hope of redemption. The writing is clean and elegant, thoroughly absorbing.
Top reviews from other countries
Their kind landlord and his son, James, are gentlemen farmers who can trace their ancestry back to the Plantagenets. Usually, men are attracted to vivacious Phoebe not quiet Lavinia, but not James who can offer her a secure future.
The first time the cousins visit the beach a naked man with a scarred back walks towards them from the sea. Fate crosses Lavinia’s path with the traumatized army officer who survived the first world war and has nothing to offer her.
Lavinia cannot stop thinking about the recluse and longs to get to know him. As the saying goes, ‘the heart has its reasons’.
A Dorset Summer is a lyrical, poignant novel with unforgettable, believable major and minor characters which I recommend without reservation.
Susan D Cook is a new author, at least to me, but goodness she is accomplished.
You will find a poignant sense of place, accurate descriptions of rural Dorset and a beautifully observed first love affair in this book. Unlike some self-published books it has been edited and presented to an impeccable standard.
As for the end of the story - well!!
Thoroughly recommended - I hope she's going to write some more.