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The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War
  • Author(s): Helen Simonson
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her...

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The Summer Country

The Summer Country
  • Author(s): Lauren Willig
  • Location(s): Barbados
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th century

A brilliant, multigenerational saga in the tradition of The Thorn Birds and North and South, New York Times bestselling historical novelist Lauren Willig delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet—a sweeping Victorian epic of lost love, lies,...

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The Summer Girls

The Summer Girls
  • Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
  • Location(s): South Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house. In this enchanting trilogy set on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe captures the complex relationships between Dora, Carson, and Harper, three half-sisters scattered across the...

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The Summer Guest

The Summer Guest
  • Author(s): Justin Cronin
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

On an evening in late summer, the great financier Harry Wainwright, nearing the end of his life, arrives at a rustic fishing camp in a remote area of Maine. He comes bearing two things: his wish for a day...

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The Summer Guests

The Summer Guests
  • Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
  • Location(s): North Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Late August is a beautiful time on the Southern coast—the peach trees are ripe, the ocean is warm, and the sweet tea is icy. A perfect time to enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch. But beneath the calm...

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The Summer House

The Summer House
  • Author(s): Philip Teir
  • Location(s): Finland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The light greenery of the early summer is trembling around Erik and Julia as they shove their children into the car and start the drive towards the house by the sea on the west coast of Finland where they...

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The Summer House in Santorini

The Summer House in Santorini
  • Author(s): Samantha Parks
  • Location(s): Santorini
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

One summer in Greece will change everything… Anna’s running away. From a failed relationship, a dead-end career and a complicated family life. On the island of Santorini, with its picturesque villas, blue-tiled roofs, and the turquoise waters of the Aegean...

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The Summer List

The Summer List
  • Author(s): Amy Mason Doan
  • Location(s): Lake Tahoe
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In the tradition of Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters, The Summer List is a tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reunites them decades later—until the clues expose a...

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The Summer of Second Chances

The Summer of Second Chances
  • Author(s): Madeleine Whickham (Sophie Kinsella)
  • Location(s): Devon
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Present day

Lottie is about to discover that even when you think you’ve lost everything, hope and romance can be just around the corner . . . It takes time to build your life. To get into a long-term (OK, a...

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The Summer of the Spanish Woman

The Summer of the Spanish Woman
  • Author(s): Catherine Gaskin
  • Location(s): Jerez
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): First half 20th Century

Set at the beginning of the last century, and spanning the First World War and the Spanish Civil War, this is a gripping story of family pride, forbidden love, secrets and lies. When her grandfather dies without leaving a...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020