Author: Sophie Pembroke
Published by Carina UK on June 9, 2016
Genres: General Fiction, Women's Fiction
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: Carina UK, NetGalley
Book Rating: 9/10
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?
Interesting, intriguing, and thought-provoking!
This is an engaging novel that touches on the importance of familial dynamics, secrets, loss, forgiveness, love, the power of truth, and the importance of home.
The characters are well-developed, complex, and flawed. And the plot builds nicely, unravelling piece by piece, keeping you captivated until the very end.
This is a compelling story that, ultimately, reminds us that all our lives are sprinkled with a little bit of fiction.
It is a very enjoyable, easy read and I would definitely recommend it.
This book is due to be published on June 9, 2016.
Thank you to NetGalley, especially Carina UK, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.