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Mason introduces four friends with secrets. The friends are from different classes of life in the southern US around the turn of the twentieth century. Each book in the series, I assume, will follow each of the friends. While the author says these are stand-alone books best read in order, I have to caution serial readers that the instigating event is not solved in this story, and in fact, a cliffhanger of sorts compels you into the next book. When a friend thought long-dead reveals herself to one of several witnesses to her youthful accident, secrets thought well-buried are exhumed.
Now housekeeper, grown up, married and expecting a fourth child, Mercedes is shocked to her core when Simone, daughter of a wealthy family, returns from the grave, sure that something is still out to get her, and begs for help. Mercedes was always the friend who could solve their problems, but this mystery--why Simone was kidnapped and who still wanted her buried--is beyond her abilities. In the meantime, a family secret comes to light for Mercedes.
Mason's stories are lengthy, sometimes rambling, but well-researched and presented with a few typical errors. The characters are interesting and the settings worthy of the old school Harlequins. For those who wonder about southern manners on the eve of World War I, The Long Shadows is a treat.
With a beautiful setting, adventurous characters, and a mystery to solve, you can be sure to get pulled into the storyline easily. So get your sweet tea, find a rocking chair on a porch (or just sit outside and enjoy the fresh air), close your eyes, and find yourself in the Old South right next to Mercedes. Be sure to block out extra reading time so you can read as much of it, if not all of it, as you can.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
(Thanks to the author and JustRead Book Tours for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
In the first of Robin E. Mason’s Seasons series, we are introduced to Mercedes. She is definitely the mama of this group of four friends, the glue that holds them together while holding their secrets. But sometimes holding secrets can be too much for one person.
As Mercedes endeavors to figure out what happened to Simone, she uncovers information about her friends, and ultimately, herself. Her life changes in ways she could never have guessed when Simone comes back to Saissons.
Mason takes immersing the reader in time and place to heart. I was transported to the life of both servants and upper class during a time of change in America. That combined with the many mysteries in The Long Shadows of Summer make the page count high (over 500 pages!). There were a few details and even story threads that could have been left out, and I was a bit disappointed there were still some unanswered questions at the end of the book, but then again, those belong to Scarlett, Pearl, and Simone who all get a chance to tell their own story.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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