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Summer [NOOK Book]

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Peter and Maggie are happily married. For a fortyish couple with two kids, they get on remarkably well. While all their friends are in relationships that make them wonder why they bother, Maggie and Peter have always prided themselves in being different from other couples. They are soul mates and best friends who are more in love now than when they first met.

With school holidays fast approaching, Maggie makes the usual preparations for their annual stay at Bellbird Cottage. ...

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Summer

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Overview

Peter and Maggie are happily married. For a fortyish couple with two kids, they get on remarkably well. While all their friends are in relationships that make them wonder why they bother, Maggie and Peter have always prided themselves in being different from other couples. They are soul mates and best friends who are more in love now than when they first met.

With school holidays fast approaching, Maggie makes the usual preparations for their annual stay at Bellbird Cottage. However, when one of Peter’s students from the university where he teaches decides to make trouble for him, his relationship with Maggie is put to the ultimate test.

Jenny and Tom are best friends. They share everything, including a birthday. They will both tell you that school holidays are their favourite times of the year. For Jenny and Tom, the summer starts out like every other summer. With no school for weeks, a birthday party to plan and Christmas to look forward to, life couldn’t be better. Not long into the holidays; however, things start to go wrong. An encounter with the neighbourhood bullies gets out of control and the young friends find themselves in over their heads. As Jenny and Tom experience a range of emotions and events unfamiliar to them, it becomes apparent that the summer will not turn out to be the usual carefree one they expected.

Living in Australia, you can’t help but feel some affinity towards summer. It is a time for love, sorrow, joy and pain – but mostly, it is a time for change. Summer is the season from which all memories flow. For Maggie and Peter, the summer of 1968 is one that changed their lives forever. For Jenny and Tom, the summer of 1979 is the one that will be remembered most.

Summer tells the story of two couples - one married, the other childhood friends - separated by years, but inexorably linked.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045260978
  • Publisher: Michelle Zoetemeyer
  • Publication date: 8/28/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 4,984
  • File size: 606 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Interesting reading.

    Liked the book, but felt likeI was left hanging at the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Well written

    This 350 page book was set in Australia. There are a LOT of words I was unfamilar with. Some did not matter, others I had to look up on the computer. It was very well written, with a smooth flow, but there were a few minor errata. This book was very interesting, it really held my attention. I read it in one sitting. It was also a bit odd. It was like two books in one. With a chapter, narrated by an eleven year old girl, in first person format, during Christmas and New Year's holiday in 1979-80. Then it would switch to a chapter in the life of a family, in December of 1969. It went back and forth throughout the entire book in this manner, without any type of relationship until the last chapter of the book. Then the import of the stories came together, it took me a few moments to realize what had happened, as it is very subtle, yet had great impact. It is very important to remember about the time frame gap, the ages of the characters and the yellow Marano Auto, as mentioned in the first of the book. (This is not a spoiler comment). I almost did not understand what was going on. Which would have been a shame. I would have been left wondering, what the heck? There is adultry, sex, cursing, murder, bullies, animal abuse, vengence, talk of reincarnation, athiests, Christiananity, a Wiccian, talk of the occult, references to an alternate religion, lots of friendship, closenet families and a lot of drinking and smoking, all of which were extremely popular during this time frame. I loved the characters in this book. Even the mean ones were right on the mark. Recommended for adults.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2014

    Great story. Clever, but subtle plot. Real characters. Kept my a

    Great story. Clever, but subtle plot. Real characters. Kept my attention very well. Enjoyed it a lot. Wondered at first how the two stories would come together, but they did in an unusual way which I nearly missed. Glad I didn't, because I would have been frustrated not to work it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Decent

    Kept me wanting to know what happens next. Disappointed with the ending.

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