At the Edge of Summer

At the Edge of Summer

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Young love blossoms in the French countryside but must stand up to the challenges of distance and WWI in the sweeping second novel from the author of "Letters from Skye." 1911: Fifteen-year-old Clare Ross is sent away from her home in Scotland to Mille Mots. There she finds solace in a friendship with Luc. But with the return of her grandfather, Clare is forced to leave Luc and the comforts of Mille Mots. 1914: Clare decides to help the war effort by volunteering in a Paris studio, making facial prosthetics for injured French soldiers. When a particularly surly young man comes through the clinic, his face is unrecognizable to Clare, but there's something very familiar about him. In the midst of war, and after so many years apart, will Luc and Clare be able to recapture the connection they had that first summer together?
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2016].
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780345547897
Characteristics: 336 pages ;,25 cm.

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lilypad_1
Jun 06, 2018

I liked the book, lots of historical facts, texture and insight into what life was like post WW-not a party for anyone. The female main character got to be something more than girlfriend and wife, led her own life, came into her own talents, learned to trust herself.

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ownedbydoxies
Dec 04, 2017

What I really find valuable in this writer's books is the amount of effort she puts into research to fill out the story-line. In this case it's the masks made for wounded servicemen at the end of WW1 - and if you google the subject you can find many photos of the incredible difference the artists made in designing and fitting these masks. It's incredible. Her research adds so much depth to her story-lines in each of her books and for me, that's what sets her apart.

samdog123 Oct 06, 2017

While I enjoyed Brockmole's 'Letters from Skye, I found that the characters in this book weren't very well-rounded and the plot seemed a bit old. Still, it was a light, entertaining read.

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todraudt
May 20, 2017

I adored this book and even after many months the thought of the masks keep returning. A wonderful read!

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trudat
Jun 29, 2016

A well-woven and enjoyable story, although it progresses a little slowly and reads a bit like a Lifetime movie at times. Overall an easy read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction/light romance.

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