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The Summer Without You by Karen Swan
  

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Ro (Rowena) with a forced separation from her long-time boyfriend gets the chance to rent a house in The Hamptons. She is a budding photographer building up her business. Boyfriend Matt has gone to Cambodia for six months. She finds herself in the middle of a property development threat, meets a wonderful man and his two children, befriends an elderly lady and generally mixes in with the inhabitants of this famous area. There is lots of local background, the erosion of the sand dunes and great characters. It’s long, perhaps a bit too long, but it’s a fun read with a good plot.

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The Summer Without You by Karen Swan

Rowena Tipton isn't looking for a new life, just a new adventure, something to while away the months as her long-term boyfriend presses pause on their relationship before they become engaged. But when a chance encounter at a New York wedding leads to an audition for a coveted houseshare in The Hamptons - Manhattan's elite beach scene - suddenly a new life is exactly what she's got. Stretching before her is a summer with three eclectic housemates, long days on white sand ocean beaches and parties on gilded tennis courts. But high rewards bring high stakes and Rowena soon finds herself caught in the crossfire of a vicious intimidation campaign. Alone for the first time in her adult life, she has no-one to turn to but a stranger who is everything she doesn't want - but possibly everything she needs. A gorgeously escapist summer read from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Christmas at Tiffany's

Reviews

The perfect summer read * Novelicious.com * The Summer Without You is delicious, glamorous and purely sinful. * I Heart Chick Lit blog * I truly managed to escape into the novel . . . it's the perfect read for summer day at the beach (or the Hamptons!) * GirlsLovetoRead.com * This is a glamourous, sexy read that you really can't miss, it is absolutely one of this summer's must-reads! * On My Bookshelf blog * Bright, breezy, escapist fun * Sunday Mirror * A perfect read for lazing around the pool * Bella * Great escapism * Red magazine * Great beach read. * Sunday Express * Pure escapism * Marie Claire *


About the Author

Karen Swan began her career in fashion journalism - working at Tatler, Vogue and YOU magazines, as well as consulting to companies like Thomas Pink - before giving it all up to raise her three children and ADHD puppy, and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. She moved out of London in 2006 and now lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the Downs.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd May 2014

Author

Karen Swan

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
576 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Romance

ISBN

9781447255208

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