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Summer of ’69

Summer of ’69
  • Author(s): Elin Hilderbrand
  • Location(s): Nantucket
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1969

Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century . . . Every year the Levin children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother’s historic island home, but this year it’s not to be. Blair,...

Summer of My German Soldier

Summer of My German Soldier
  • Author(s): Bette Greene
  • Location(s): Arkansas
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): WW2

When the train pulls into the station in Jenkensville, Arkansas, Patty Bergen senses something exciting is going to happen. German prisoners of war have arrived to make their new home in the prison camp. To the rest of the...

Summer of Reckoning

Summer of Reckoning
  • Author(s): Marion Brunet
  • Location(s): Provence
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Winner of the prestigious French mystery prize 2018 Grand Prix de Littérature policière. A psychological thriller set in the Luberon, a touristic French region that evokes holidays in magnificent pool-adorned villas. For those who live there year-round, it often...

Summer on a Sunny Island

Summer on a Sunny Island
  • Author(s): Sue Moorcroft
  • Location(s): Malta
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

This summer, sparks are flying on the island of Malta… When Rosa Hammond splits up from her partner Marcus, her Mum Dory suggests a summer in Malta. Not one to sit back and watch her daughter be unhappy, Dory...

Summer on the Bluffs

Summer on the Bluffs
  • Author(s): Sunny Hostin
  • Location(s): Martha's Vineyard
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Welcome to Oak Bluffs, the most exclusive black beach community in the country. Known for its gingerbread Victorian-style houses and modern architectural marvels, this picturesque town hugging the sea is a mecca for the crème de la crème of...

Summer on the Italian Lakes

Summer on the Italian Lakes
  • Author(s): Lucy Coleman
  • Location(s): Lake Garda
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The feel-good read of 2019, perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond and Karen Swan. Bestselling Brianna Middleton has won the hearts of millions of readers with her sweeping – and steamy – love stories. But the girl behind the...

Summer on the Turquoise Coast

Summer on the Turquoise Coast
  • Author(s): Lilac Mills
  • Location(s): Turkey
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It’s never too late to start living your life… Nina likes her life exactly as it is. Happy(ish) in her teaching job, and with no love interests on the horizon, she knows she can’t get hurt if she doesn’t...

Summer People

Summer People
  • Author(s): Julie Cohen
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Marriages end with a whisper, not a bang. Not an argument, which is after all about passion, waves crashing on a shore, but with the small pockets of coldness that an argument creates. It’s like islands. They don’t sink...

Summer Resort

Summer Resort
  • Author(s): Esther Kinsky
  • Location(s): Hungary
  • Genre(s): Animals
  • Era(s): 20th Century

“Summer Resort”, the first novel by noted translator Esther Kinsky, is set in a village somewhere on the endless Hungarian plain. It is the hottest summer in memory, and everyone in the village dreams of the sweet life in...

Summer’s Lease

Summer’s Lease
  • Author(s): John Mortimer
  • Location(s): Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

‘Amusing, entertaining … and a cracking good read’ Sunday Express ‘And summer’s lease hath all too short a date’ – Sonnet 18, William Shakespeare It’s high summer when Molly Pargeter drags her amiably bickering family to a rented Tuscan...

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