A Song for Summer
Eighteen-year-old ellen never expected the Hallendorf school to be, well, quite so unusual. After all, her life back in england with her suffragette mother and liberated aunts certainly couldn?t be called normal. but buried deep in the beautiful Austrian countryside, ellen discovers an eccentric... show more
Eighteen-year-old ellen never expected the Hallendorf school to be, well, quite so unusual. After all, her life back in england with her suffragette mother and liberated aunts certainly couldn?t be called normal. but buried deep in the beautiful Austrian countryside, ellen discovers an eccentric world occupied by wild children and even wilder teachers, experimental dancers and a tortoise on wheels. And then there is the particurally intriguing, enigmatic, and very handsome Marek, part-time gardener and fencing teacher. ellen is instantly attracted to the mysterious gardener, but Hitler?s reich is already threatening their peaceful world. only when she discovers Marek?s true identity and his dangerous mission does ellen realize the depth of her feelings for him?and the danger their newfound love faces in the shadow of war.
Publish date: May 10th 2007
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, World War II
, School Stories
, Boarding School
These days I'm not much of a romance reader, but I have been known to make an exception for Eva Ibbotson. Why the exception? Well, I suppose it's because the positives usually outweigh the negatives. Her somewhat formulaic (but sweet and gentle) romances are typically paired with reasonably good ...
My guilty pleasure. I'm never blown away by these books, but they're always fun while I'm reading...
If you ever get a chance to read [b:A Song for Summer|294924|A Song for Summer|Eva Ibbotson|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1311649251s/294924.jpg|1882530], for Godssake run away.I haven't had such a visceral negative reaction to a heroine since Twilight. I picture her something like this:"My name is ...
This was definitely the best of the three I read by Eva Ibbotson. Slight content advisory at the end, which bothered me, but the rest of the book was good enough that I ignored that part. (June 2008)I was reading old reviews awhile ago and saw that I said at the time I liked this better than A Count...
This was nothing like what I expected it it be, which was more like her kid's books. Thankfully, they are now marketing these to an older audience, but it was packaged for "youth" when I picked this one up at the library.Most off-putting was the smut that was thrown in over and over again. And it wa...