Summer of Roses

Summer of Roses

by Luanne Rice
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LindaR58 More than 1 year ago
I read this one right through - and even for the second time. Great story and characters.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Summer of Roses Book 2 by Luanne Rice Lily and her friend Liam are back in Hubbard Point, CT at her grandmother's house after she left to go to the hospital. They arrived from Nova Scotia where Lily had hidden out for over 9 years. Patrick Murphy is the detective who found her and informed her of her grandmother's illness. Lily is afraid her husband, Edward will find out and come get their daughter from her. Love reading about familiar treasured things: moonstones, flowers, sea life, sounds from the ocean, smells from the ocean Rose the little girl, thinks that the whale that grew up with her mom followed them to Canada to send them back home to be with her grandmother. They have tracking devices attaches and can be followed via the computer. The needlecraft shop up where she ran to was being looked after for her by many of the people she was now friends with who had a similar liking to the craft. One woman Jessica's mom, Marisa was waiting to hear from her sister, Sam who was in Peru to help others. They had a falling out a while ago and haven't contacted one another. Music also connected them and there was a musical fair in town. The investigator, Patrick had found Lily and he also was introduced to Marisa and she called him when he was offshore in his boat in CT to ask him to find her sister. It might cause major problems so she told him not to find her in Peru. Then she played him their favorite song on the fiddle. He fell in love. Lily's husband was evil, that's why she ran away to Canada. Lily thinks Edward had something to do with her grandmother being in the hospital also. She hoped she would come out of her coma so they could talk. Love hearing about the Ghost Hills as I've never experienced that nor the rogue waves that come with them. Marisa and Lily share something in common that holds the key to the whole investigation. And the big mystery of the dolphins needs to be solved... Loved how they all are connected with one another.
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Chris914 More than 1 year ago
I found it exciting, romantic and sad. In order to meet the characters, set the plot you must read them in order. I found at times I couldn't put it down. This was the first time I had read anything by this author and now will most likely read others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this on audio. I enjoyed the easy listening, while the author still addressed the issue of domestic violence.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
SUMMER OF ROSES is the perfect sequel to last year's SUMMER'S CHILD. The relationships that began in that first book--that between Lily and Liam; the health of young Rose; the fleeing of Marisa and her daughter, Jessica; the culmination of former detective Patrick's search for Maura; the ending health crisis of Maeve; the horrors rendered by abuser Edward Hunter--are all beautifully brought to a conclusion.

I loved SUMMER'S CHILD, but was sometimes irritated at the slow pace of the storyline starring Liam and Lily. Although the abuse she'd suffered at the hands of her first husband, Edward, forced the progression to be a slow one, nine years is a really long time!

Thankfully, things move faster in SUMMER OF ROSES, and I treasured each scene as it unfolded. Although the book can stand alone, I highly recommend reading SUMMER'S CHILD first, because the background information you'll gain on each character will make you appreciate this current offering even more.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I do believe that the author did achieve her purpose of writing this novel. Throughout the entire novel, we see how the characters are hurt but are then lifted up thanks to family and friends. The novel was interesting and with the events that were happening, I wanted to keep reading. There was never a dull moment in the book. Just when things were going well, she had Edward show up and cause some chaos, between many of the characters. I would recommend the book to other readers who are either my age or older than I am.
Guest More than 1 year ago
SUMMER OF ROSES is the perfect sequel to last year's SUMMER'S CHILD. The relationships that began in that first book--that between Lily and Liam the health of young Rose the fleeing of Marisa and her daughter, Jessica the culmination of former detective Patrick's search for Maura the ending health crisis of Maeve the horrors rendered by abuser Edward Hunter--are all beautifully brought to a conclusion. I loved SUMMER'S CHILD, but was sometimes irritated at the slow pace of the storyline starring Liam and Lily. Although the abuse she'd suffered at the hands of her first husband, Edward, forced the progression to be a slow one, nine years is a really long time! Thankfully, things move faster in SUMMER OF ROSES, and I treasured each scene as it unfolded. Although the book can stand alone, I highly recommend reading SUMMER'S CHILD first, because the background information you'll gain on each character will make you appreciate this current offering even more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book. I couldn't put it down. I laughed and cried, then cried again. I could feel the love and friendship. It made me feel like I want to be a 'Nanook girl' in Cape Hawk. Thank you for a wonderful and moving story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I so looked forward to reading the sequel of the excellently written SUMMER'S CHILD. This book was boring, much too repetitive page after page. I will not give up on Ms. Rice and will watch for her next novel. It has to be better than SUMMER OF ROSES.!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really did enjoy this book ..I read Summers Child first then this one right after its one of those stories that you'll really miss the characters after you're done..I hope Luanne Rice makes a third book of this story
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was BORING. The story was so contrived. It seemed that after nine years of carefully hiding, some of the decisions made by Lily seem really stupid and were included only to add drama. I couldn't wait for this book to end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and it is almost exactly like Summer's Child. The characters are the same but the spelling is different. The name of the detective is Patrick Murphy and not Mark Murphy. I thought I had read the sequil to this before this book but I can't find it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A sequel to Summers' Child. I recommend getting Summer's Child first and jumping right into Summer of Roses. The story was beautiful about mending broken spirits!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was just as good as Summer's Child if not better. The characters almost become a part of you. I could not put this book down.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Nine years have passed since a then pregnant pixie nee Mara Jameson fled her Hubbard¿s Point Connecticut home and the abuse of her spouse Edward Hunter for the sake of her unborn child. She changes her name to Lily Malone, relocates to remote Cape Hawk, Nova Scotia, opened up In Stitch, and raised her ailing (heart condition) daughter Rose by herself until Dr. Liam Neill entered their lives. --- Now Mara has come home accompanied by her child and her beloved Liam because her ailing granny in Shoreline Hospital needs her though she knows Edward will find out and probably come for her with hatred in his heart. When Dr. Kirkland informs her that the unconscious granny suffers from carbon monoxide poisoning, she concludes Edward tried to kill her. She knows Edward will come for Rose using legal means, manipulating the media as the deserted hurt spouse who is whispered by many as wife killer and other deadlier methods at his disposal to achieve what he wants, the destruction of Mara. --- This terrific suspense sequel to the SUMMER¿S CHILD continues the tale of Lily returning to the life she fled almost a decade ago courageously knowing the risk she takes. The story line is character driven by brave people not just the heroine and Liam, but others to include a surprising courtroom twist. Though Edward is a tarnished loser, something in his gene pool allows him to select intrepid women and sire brave offspring. SUMMER OF ROSES is a terrific thriller that can be read alone, but is enhanced when perused back to back with its delightful predecessor.--- Harriet Klausner