The Summer Country: A Novel

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From Bristol to Barbados, Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous merchant clan – merely a vicar’s daughter. Everybody knows that her family’s lucrative business will go to her cousin Adam. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados. When she accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds the plantation to be a burned out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816 when enslaved peoples set the island on fire.

The Summer Country definitely drew me in eventually. From the wonderfully written story to the whole mystery surrounding the book, I genuinely enjoyed it. The whole premise of the book seemed well thought out and well researched. Though there are many things to love about The Summer Country, I did find it somewhat difficult to actually get into the story itself, as it started slowly; but as the book progresses, so does the story, and the disinterested feeling faded quickly.

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Author Lauren Willig
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 480 pages
Publisher William Morrow
Publish Date 2019-06-04
ISBN 9780062839022
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Issue June 2019
Category Historical Fiction


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