That Summer

That Summer

Large Print - 2014
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2009: Julia Conley inherits a house from an unknown great-aunt and goes back to England for the first time since the car crash that killed her mother when she was six. While sorting through the house, she discovers a painting hidden in an old wardrobe and a window onto the house's history begins to open. 1849: When Imogen Grantham's much older husband hires a young artist to paint her portrait, none can guess what the hands of fate have set in motion.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410469700
1410469700
Branch Call Number: LP WILLIG
Characteristics: 591 pages ; 23 cm

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ArapahoeSummer Jul 09, 2017

Julia Conley finds mystery and romance while sorting through the Herne Hill estate where she uncovers a hidden work of art by a Pre-Raphaelite artist.


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Anita63
Apr 26, 2018

A fun easy read with a good mystery.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jun 06, 2016

This isn't as good as Willig's Pink Carnation series, but fans of the dual-time frame device will probably enjoy this well enough. And I liked it, even if I didn't loooove it -- my only complaint would be an ending that felt a tad bit rushed, and also the turn that one of the two storylines took which was...not quite what I expected. Overall an enjoyable read, though!

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gsh7768
Apr 26, 2015

I did not enjoy this book

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AmandaG7
Nov 05, 2014

The book jumps between 2009 and 1849 and the readers are treated to two sweet love stories. The ending was a little rushed. There were some loose ends that I would have liked to see tied up. Overall, a great read!

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stephaniedchase
Jul 03, 2014

Lacks the magic of her PINK CARNATION series.

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kakenny
Jul 02, 2014

I enjoyed learning about the pre-Raphaelite movement. After reading the book, I looked up some of the painters in old art history books, and I will go look at what the Art Institute has.

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