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  • Sequel to The Summer House Party

    Summer of Love by Caro Fraser is a sequel to The Summer House Party. It is August of 1949 when Meg, Dan, Sonia, Laura, Avril and Max gather at Harry Denholm’s home, Chalcombe in Kent. Meg has spent the summer decorating the house for him. They are out enjoying a picnic, when Avril tells ten-year-old Max a secret about his mother, Meg and stepfather, Dan. This one events leads to a tragedy that will change their lives. Laura, Avril and Max grow up in the 50s where decisions and actions made by their parents and relatives affect their lives. Avril resents Laura and will do what it takes to achieve her goals. The lovely and ingenuous Laura is looking for love and finds it with someone unexpected and unaccepted. Max nurses his resentment and anger as he grows up. Discover what happens to them in Summer of Love. Summer of Love is a sequel to The Summer House Party, but it stands on its own. The past is never really in the past. The actions of others as well as our own continue to haunt a person throughout their life (especially in this digital age). The story takes place from 1949 through 1963 in England. I thought the Summer of Love was well-written and an engaging book. The book has a steady pace and the transitions are smooth (as you switch between characters). The author created complex characters whose lives are interwoven courtesy of their parents. Avril is a resentful woman who dislikes the attention her mother pays to Laura. Laura is raised as Avril’s sister, but her mother was their nanny. Max is a happy kid until a cruel girl reveals a secret that forever changes his life. The characters are not necessarily likeable (they are relatable), but I was drawn into their stories and wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next. Summer of Love is a character driven novel. We follow the characters in their life’s journey as they face love, heartbreak, happiness, grief, success and failure. I like how the author worked in the happenings of the 50s and 60s into the story and into the characters lives. Some of the issues/events mentioned are racism, drugs, homosexuality, birth control, changing fashions, and unwanted pregnancy. I also liked the inclusion of music from the era. While many of the storylines are wrapped up in the book, the ending is left open. I wonder if Caro Fraser will continue their stories in another novel or has she left their outcome up to our imagination.

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  • Perfect British beach read!

    A dazzling Downton Abbey set in post-WWII England. 5/5 Cheers to NetGalley and Head of Zeus for the Arc. Opinions are mine. #SummerOfLove #NetGalley

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  • Disappointed

    As a sequel, they are usually not as good as the first - however I wasn't expecting it to be that bad! Unfortunately it did not live up to the hype.

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