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The Last Summer - Judith Kinghorn
The Last Summer
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I was almost seventeen when the spell of my childhood was broken...It was the beginning of summer and, unbeknown to any of us then, the end of a belle epoque... In July of 1941, innocent, lovely Clarissa Granville lives with her parents and three brothers in the idyllic isolation of Deyning Park,... show more
I was almost seventeen when the spell of my childhood was broken...It was the beginning of summer and, unbeknown to any of us then, the end of a belle epoque... In July of 1941, innocent, lovely Clarissa Granville lives with her parents and three brothers in the idyllic isolation of Deyning Park, a grand English country house, where she whiles away her days enjoying house parties, country walks and tennis matches. Clarissa is drawn to Tom Cuthbert, the housekeeper's handsome son. Though her parents disapprove of their upstairs-downstairs friendship, the two are determined to see each other, and they meet in secret to share what becomes a deep and tender romance. But soon the winds of war come to Deyning, as they come to all of Europe. As Tom prepares to join the front lines, neither he nor Clarissa can envision what lies ahead of them in the dark days and years to come. Nor can they imagine how their love will be tested, or how they will treasure the memory of this last, perfect summer.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451416636 (0451416635)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 433
Edition language: English
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
Wow. I really loved this book. Made me cry.You can read the full review of this book on my blog here.I apologize because I recognize that it is very irritating to have to go to someone's blog to find their review. I made this decision because, unfortunately, Goodreads has made certain decisions abou...
Marcia
Marcia rated it
5.0 The Last Summer
The only thing that I didn't like about this book is that it ended. I could have read on and on about Tom and Clarissa. Set in a time right before World War I changed the world. When servants and noblepeople knew "their place" So much heartache and missed chances.
Daisy : Reading My Escape
Daisy : Reading My Escape rated it
5.0
FRIGGIN' LOVE THIS BOOK! Gosh, I can't imagine what Tom and Clarrissa need to go thru in order to be together...Full of drama, happiness even sadness during war times. The story is beautifully written. They love each other and yet they are apart! One moving and powerful novel. Finally, when they fou...
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