Karen from the Bath Branch of the County of L&A Libraries recently enjoyed The Last Days of Summer by Sophie Pembroke. She says it's a "warm and engaging family drama, with a little romance, and a little humour to lighten things up."
She explains, "Saskia hasn’t been home to visit her family since a rift (that she caused) two years ago. When her grandfather calls to invite her to his and her grandmother’s golden anniversary party she knows she won’t be welcomed with open arms, but feels it’s time to face the music and try to set things right. Once her grandfather entrusts the job of writing his memoirs to Saskia, we find more than one family member has secrets they’ve been hiding a long time, and don’t want to come out."
All of the characters seemed very real to me, all with their own flaws, but all winning a place in my heart."
"I found myself really relating to the main character as she struggled to make things right with her sister, and find her place in the family once more," Karen says. "All of the characters seemed very real to me, all with their own flaws, but all winning a place in my heart - and the youngest sister Caroline was an absolute delight."
"A tale of family love, growth, and redemption that I would suggest for readers of Lucy Diamond, Karen White, Kate Morton and Dorothea Benton Frank."
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