This book is easy to fall in love with, it’s delightfully warm and captivating, with gripping notes of intrigue. Saskia returns to her grandparents home of Rosewood after two years spent avoiding her family, can she survive a golden wedding anniversary celebration intact, or will devastating secrets be revealed? Each chapter is headed by excerpts from books or diaries written by Saskia’s grandfather Nathanial. The rest of the family spill out from the pages and make their presence known, while Rosewood sits encircling them all within loving walls. Sophie Pembroke spins a mystery into an enthralling web, human frailties exist yet don't overpower, and stunning vintage dresses waft across the pages. ‘The Last Days of Summer’ is so very readable and engaging, so it’s the perfect companion to steal away with for a few hours. ~ Liz Robinson
'This is a compelling summer read which should be on everyone's to read list - The Reading Shed Escape to the beautiful world of Rosewood this summer The only feel good summer read you'll need, The Last Days of Summer is perfect for fans of Harriet Evans, Debbie Johnson and Lucy Diamond. Saskia has always loved Rosewood. It was her family home, her sanctuary and her memories of it are vividly alive even after two years of being absent. Never did she think she would be standing in the rose garden afraid to cross the threshold and own up to the past she had run away from. So much about Rosewood hasn't changed, everyone still dresses for dinner, sips cocktails on the terrace, her father cooks every delicious meal and her beloved grandfather still tells spellbinding stories. But the cold reception from her grandmother, Ellie's complete avoidance of her and the judgmental gaze of Edward, her grandfather's new assistant (who seems to know more than enough about her past), are all new to Kia. All Kia needs to do is attend her grandparent's Golden Wedding Party and make it to the train station without her secret coming out. What could possible go wrong in just one weekend?
Closing date: 03/07/2018
Praise for Sophie Pembroke:
'You know you've found a great book when you are left with a warmth in your heart and a smile on your face!' - @Mommyreading (Twitter)
'A lovely story about all the things we value - friends, home and our connections to the past - but sometimes lose sight of. Highly recommended' - Rosee (Goodreads) on 'An A to Z of Love'
'Room for Love turned out to be just as delicious and enjoyable as the cover. I absolutely LOVED it! It was sensational and I would definitely love to read more from the lovely author. She definitely has a smooth way with words, and Nate was just one of the many delights of this story.' - Becca's Books
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||4th May 2017|
|Publisher:||HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance,|
Sophie Pembroke has been dreaming, reading and writing romance ever since she read her first Mills & Boon as part of her English Literature degree at Lancaster University, so getting to write romantic fiction for a living really is a dream come true! Born in Abu Dhabi, Sophie grew up in Wales and now lives in a little Hertfordshire market town with her scientist husband, her incredibly imaginative seven-year-old daughter, and her adventurous, adorable baby boy.In Sophie’s world, happy is for ever after, everything stops for tea, and there’s always time for one more ...More About Sophie Pembroke