Until September

Until September

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by Brenda K. Jernigan
     
 
She is beautiful . . .
She is smart . . .
But Claire Holladay is going to die.

Claire must live for today and dream of tomorrow. When Claire hears she only has until September to live, she decides that she will live life to fullest. She heads West, enjoying things she has never done before. And when she loses her heart to Billy West, Claire finds out

Overview

She is beautiful . . .
She is smart . . .
But Claire Holladay is going to die.

Claire must live for today and dream of tomorrow. When Claire hears she only has until September to live, she decides that she will live life to fullest. She heads West, enjoying things she has never done before. And when she loses her heart to Billy West, Claire finds out what it's like to walk away from the one thing she wants the most.

Editorial Reviews

Detra Fitch
This is an amazing glimpse into America's past. The author added bits of history, such as a cameo by John Roebling as he began showing his plans on building the Brooklyn Bridge to friends and by Wild Bill Hickok. Do I recommend this story? OH, YES!
Huntress Reviews
Joan Johnston
A spellbinding novel by a bright new talent.
New York Times Bestselling Author
Julie Sturgeon
Until September offers a rich peek at human emotions -- when to reach out, when to pull back and when to hang onto life as hard as you can. Billy and Claire show readers how satisfying love can be, even in not-so-perfect circumstances.
Pages Magazine
Tammie Ard
I really like a book that's sexy and exciting to read -- you get that and so much more here. I'm looking forward to upcoming stories on some of the other characters.
Old Book Barn Gazette

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821775356
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Zebra Historical Romance Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.99(d)

What People are saying about this

Merry Cutler
Until September is definitely Brenda's BEST book so far. I'll be looking forward to the next one and the next one, ad infinitum. Claire and Billy have earned their places in my heart.
Annie's Book Stop

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Until September 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Claire Holladay learns she is dying from consumption, but though she has been diagnosed as having a short time left, she vows to live it too the fullest. She formally dumps her fiancé who for practical purposes dumped her anyway. A journalist for Harper's Publishing, Claire sells her publisher on her going out west and sending back articles. Her loving family supports her decision and arranges for Uncle Ben, owner of a Colorado Territory stage line, to meet his beloved niece.

Ben assigns his best man Billy West to meet Claire and escort her to him. Claire hides her condition from everyone except her family, as she wants to live life not feel pity. Billy and Claire fall in love, but though she wants to live life to the fullest, cruel irony is that she has only UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

Fans who relish a deep historical tale will appreciate the depth that Brenda K. Jernigan gives to her poignant tale. The romantic subplot is handled with dexterity, as neither of the fully developed lead characters wants such an emotion at this time in their lives. Don¿t assume the climax because whether the diagnosis proves correct will require reading the novel as the audience will not know until the end. This in part is why Ms. Jernigan consistently remains one of the best authors around.

Harriet Klausner