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One Cornish Summer

One Cornish Summer

Author(s): Liz Fenwick

Location(s): Cornwall

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary



This novel was the #TFBookClub pick for July/August 2018.  The book club discussion is on this link.

Against the beauty of Cornwall, a story of two women struggling with their past: one cannot remember hers, the other cannot forget…

When Hebe receives a life-changing diagnosis at only 53, she struggles to make sense of what it will mean for her, her job and the man she loves. With memories slipping away by the day, she flees to the one place she has always felt safe and peaceful – Cornwall, and the house her family spent so many summers in.

Lucy is having her own crisis, and seizes the chance to follow her aunt to Cornwall. Curious about what has driven Hebe there after so many years, she also has to battle with the secret she has kept since her family’s last summer there more than ten years ago.

Both women will learn that memories live in our hearts and that sharing secrets can set you free… But can they find their way back to the things that are truly important to them?

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Author: tripfiction

This novel was the #TFBookClub choice for July/August 2018 and you can read the comments on this post. There was a good deal of positive feedback about both the storyline and the interesting setting!...

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A Captivating Read

Author: lewiskm@hotmail.co.uk

The Book Hebe, a middle aged academic is living with a life limiting condition. As she deteriorates she becomes haunted by her past, emotionally struggling with the effects of her disease. Likewise Lucy ,...

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A good read.

Author: hdsteel22@gmail.com

I enjoyed this family saga which is set in Cornwall. Hebe, an academic in her fifties, receives a life-changing diagnosis of Alzheimer’s that has her fleeing to Cornwall, the place where she feels safe....

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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