Summer of Fire

Summer of Fire

by Kitty Pilgrim

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Summer of Fire by Kitty Pilgrim

On the beautiful island of Capri, a royal princess begins a secret love affair, oblivious to the dangers that surround her. Internationally renowned novelist Kitty Pilgrim chronicles a modern thriller based in the historic volcanic region of Southern Italy. Her characters, archaeologist John Sinclair and oceanographer Cordelia Stapleton, team up once again for a tale of glamour and romance that spans every level of society-from the dangerous criminal underworld of Naples to the jet set of Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632990259
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 05/07/2015
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 1,301,540
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Kitty Pilgrim was a broadcast journalist for CNN for twenty-four years.  She has won major broadcast awards and has traveled the world extensively. Using her knowledge of far-flung destinations, she now writes a series of romantic thrillers that revolve around field science and exploration. She is a member of the historic Explorer's Club of New York and a Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society of London.

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Summer of Fire 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This book combines romance, drama and suspense to create a fast-paced story. John Sylvester and Cordelia Stapleton are on Capri for a holiday. They are heading to dinner at their friend's house, Charles to meet his new love, Princess Victoria of Norway. While this is going on, there is an eruption of a volcano on Iceland which could wreak havoc on the air and air travel. Of course this is Italy so no story would be complete without some time of corrupt mafioso or crime family. When they attempt to steal a sapphire necklace belonging to the princess, the thief is scared off by the paparazzi. Before the thief can try again, the young Prince Karl, steals the necklace to see to get money so he and his young friend Luca can finance a trip to Stromboli, Mt. Etna and Heruleneum. This starts things rolling where there are executions, attempted kidnappings, Sylvester being suspected of stealing the necklace and more. Will everyone remain safe? Will the boys be okay? What happens to the necklace? There is a dramatic ending where the women play a huge role. There is never a dull moment as the story takes you from Capri to Naples, Rome, London and more. The places they go are well described with the reader being able to visualize easily what the area looks like, even the descriptions of the ash in the air. It is full of suspense and I never knew what was coming next. The characters were well developed and even though some were royals, they appeared real if not spoiled. The female leads were strong women, smart and were willing to do almost anything for their man. As I said at the beginning, this is also a romance, and there are some implications in the story because of that, but the characters are all looking for the same thing; love and happiness. A good read for romantic suspense readers, also those who enjoy a scientific lean to a story. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Rating: 4.5/5 This is another instance where I can’t believe I haven't discovered this talented author years ago…. If you enjoy hopping on a jet, visiting fascinating places that are superbly described by a highly talented author brining them to life in the imagination of the reader, you’ll love this enthralling thriller. The hero and heroine of the tale are John Sinclair and Cordelia Stapleton, both highly intelligent, well connected and ready for some rest and recuperation. They’ve gone to the island of Capri where they visit a friend who has a surprising guest - a beautiful royal princess…. When volcanoes erupt, disrupting air travel, the firework like displays aren’t only from the fast flowing lava. When you add mobsters, jewel thieves, murder and forbidden romance to the pyrotechnic displays you know you’re in for a superb, enthralling read which will keep you riveted to the very end. The author paints vivid, full colour pictures of people, places and events in the mind of the reader, bringing them to dramatic life in a fast paced, action packed tightly woven across Europe adventure. It isn’t the first story starring this intrepid duo but the story can be read as a standalone. I don’t know about anyone else but this has definitely whet my appetite and made me want to read her earlier books, too! Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Intense quick paced well written romantic thriller with well-developed characters and a great plot. I enjoyed learning more about volcanoes, their eruptions and places that have been impacted by them. This is a novel that stands on its own though it is also part of a series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more books by this author. The story was a delight and I thank NetGalley and Greenleaf Book Group for the copy to read and review. 4.5 Stars
bookluvr35SL More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. It had all the components that make a great book.....enjoyable characters, suspense, romance, multiple story lines, and lots of fast paced action. This is the type of book that anyone will enjoy. I stayed completely engrossed through the very last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On the beautiful island of Capri, a royal princess begins a secret love affair, oblivious to the dangers that surround her. Internationally renowned novelist Kitty Pilgrim chronicles a modern thriller based in the historic volcanic region of Southern Italy. Her characters, archaeologist John Sinclair and oceanographer Cordelia Stapleton, team up once again for a tale of glamour and romance that spans every level of society—from the dangerous criminal underworld of Naples to the jet set of Europe. I enjoyed this book i would recommend it as a good romantic thriller that is ideal for a summers after noon up the garden or on holiday by the pool!
Jcrawford More than 1 year ago
Loved this book -- a great exotic getaway, with a strong female protagonist and a engaging thriller plot line. Perfect if you want a summer beach read with glamour and sizzle.