Voices in Summer

Books Voices in Summer Rosamunde Pilcher writes in a way that is so comfortable you feel you have come hom

Books Voices in Summer Rosamunde Pilcher writes in a way that is so comfortable you feel you have come home after time away and your mother is catching you up on all the shenanigans of your sisters while you were gone. She describes Cornwall, a world in which everyone gardens, lives comfortably, dips in the ocean, builds comfy fires in the evening, and knows the neighbors, and she does it in a way that makes you feel you belong to this place where you have never been.The weather was changing, the barometer dropping. A wind had risen, flowing in from the southwest, warm and blustery. On the horizon, clouds banked in dark billows, but the sky remained blue, crossed by banks of white cumulus. The sea, observed from the gardens of Tremenheere, no longer lay blue and flat as silk, but was whipped into flecks of surf. Doors slammed and windows rattled, and sheets and pillowcases and Joshua’s nappies flapped and bellied on the washing line, making a noise like badly set sails.I can see the wash on the line and feel the wind whipping the sea, and I want to go stand outside and catch the breeze on my face and smell the salt in the air.I knew who the culprit was going to be (although I got the reason wrong), and I figured on the slight romantic twist, but it didn’t matter at all. It was a story told for the joy of the experience, for the knowing of the people, for the visit to Cornwall. It was like a tiny vacation...and what better time to take a vacation than summer?. Voices in Summer go inside Books First published by Sphere 1989, transferred to Warner 1992.. Rosamunde Scott was born on 22 September 1924 in Lelant, Cornwall, England, UK, daughter of Helen and Charles Scott, a British commander Just before her birth her father was posted in Burma, her mother remained in England She attended St Clare s Polwithen and Howell s School Llandaff before going on to Miss Kerr Sanders Secretarial College She began writing when she was seven, and published her first short story when she was 18 From 1943 through 1946, Pilcher served with the Women s Naval Service On 7 December 1946, she married Graham Hope Pilcher, a war hero and jute industry executive who died in March 2009 They moved to Dundee, Scotland, where she still lives today with a dog in Perthshire They had two daughters and two sons, and fourteen grandchildren Her son, Robin Pilcher, is also a novelist.In 1949, her first book, a romance novel, was published by Mills Boon, under the pseudonym Jane Fraser She published a further ten novels under that name In 1955, she also began writing under her married name Rosamunde Pilcher, by 1965 she her own name to all of her novels In 1996, her novel Coming Home won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by Romantic Novelists Association She retired from writing in 2000 Two years later, she was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE.. Bestseller Book Voices in Summer What a refreshing read! At this time of the year my choice of read is as important as my reading experience, and I really enjoy my light and breezy reads which reflect the holiday vibe. This delivered in spades as I recalled my first book of this author, The Shell Seekers. Images of Cornwell come to life, the ocean and the countryside. This author has the knack of drawing you into her world. Who would have thought England was so nice in the summer! Characters were lovely, the storyline with a hint of mystery, but all in all a very enjoyable read that I did not want to put down. It was short, and I read it in two days.Laura is a quiet but lovely lady in her late thirties that is the second wife of Alec, he has his baggage and we witness the way in which Laura finds her place in his world, and the new family becomes one. She isn’t well physically but she comes of age over a summer convalescent trip with an extended family she has never met. A lovely range of secondary characters that you want to meet; Eve the lady of the house who nurtures everyone and everything she comes across, Gerald the retired Admiral that runs his house in an orderly way but lots of love, Ivan his stepson who is a rogue but such a nice guy, Drusilla the flautist and her bare bummed chubby baby Lachlan. These characters form a little commune with their own stories that blend to form a very satisfying whole. This was the best 5 star holiday summer read that I could have asked for. I've got lots more of hers to read, too. I've found a new favourite!
Voices In Summer Pilcher, Rosamunde, Bond, Jilly Rosamunde Pilcher wrote such worldwide bestselling novels as The Shell Seekers, September, Coming Home, Winter Solstice, and Voices in Summer Her breakthrough novel, The Shell Seekers, written in her early sixties, sold than million copies Pilcher also authored the photographic autobiography, The World of Rosamunde Pilcher She was an Officer of the Order of the Voices In Summer Kindle edition by Pilcher, Rosamunde Rosamunde Pilcher wrote such worldwide bestselling novels as The Shell Seekers, September, Coming Home, Winter Solstice, and Voices in Summer Her breakthrough novel, The Shell Seekers, written in her early sixties, sold than million copies Pilcher also authored the photographic autobiography, The World of Rosamunde Pilcher She was an Officer of the Order of the Voices In Summer on Apple Books Mar , Shy, recovering from illness, and away from her husband, Laura s is a fearful heart on the verge of intimate discoveriesabout herself, her family, and the source of true love within her Voices in Summer speaks gently to the heart, in a voice that is Rosamunde Pilcher at her storytelling best. Voices in Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher Jul , Voices in Summer is a shorter novel, and it is here we are introduced to Laura Haverstock She is the second wife of Alec Haverstock, a successful businessman Laura must bow out of an annual summer getaway to Scotland with her husband and two Voices in Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher Audiobook Voices in Summer By Rosamunde Pilcher Narrated by Jilly Bond Voices in Summer book by Rosamunde Pilcher VOICES IN SUMMER begins in a suburb of London with Laura Haverstock, a thirty something woman who has just learned that she must have surgery immediately Laura, married only for six months to Alec, had been in the midst of planning their fishing vacation to Scotland with a group of her husband s oldest friends.

  1. Rosamunde Scott was born on 22 September 1924 in Lelant, Cornwall, England, UK, daughter of Helen and Charles Scott, a British commander Just before her birth her father was posted in Burma, her mother remained in England She attended St Clare s Polwithen and Howell s School Llandaff before going on to Miss Kerr Sanders Secretarial College She began writing when she was seven, and published her first short story when she was 18 From 1943 through 1946, Pilcher served with the Women s Naval Service On 7 December 1946, she married Graham Hope Pilcher, a war hero and jute industry executive who died in March 2009 They moved to Dundee, Scotland, where she still lives today with a dog in Perthshire They had two daughters and two sons, and fourteen grandchildren Her son, Robin Pilcher, is also a novelist.In 1949, her first book, a romance novel, was published by Mills Boon, under the pseudonym Jane Fraser She published a further ten novels under that name In 1955, she also began writing under her married name Rosamunde Pilcher, by 1965 she her own name to all of her novels In 1996, her novel Coming Home won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by Romantic Novelists Association She retired from writing in 2000 Two years later, she was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE.

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  1. What a refreshing read At this time of the year my choice of read is as important as my reading experience, and I really enjoy my light and breezy reads which reflect the holiday vibe This delivered in spades as I recalled my first book of this author, The Shell Seekers Images of Cornwell come to life, the ocean and the countryside This author has the knack of drawing you into her world Who would have thought England was so nice in the summer Characters were lovely, the storyline with a hint of [...]


  2. Rosamunde Pilcher writes in a way that is so comfortable you feel you have come home after time away and your mother is catching you up on all the shenanigans of your sisters while you were gone She describes Cornwall, a world in which everyone gardens, lives comfortably, dips in the ocean, builds comfy fires in the evening, and knows the neighbors, and she does it in a way that makes you feel you belong to this place where you have never been.The weather was changing, the barometer dropping A w [...]


  3. Rosamunde Pilcher s shorter books are like curling up on the couch with your favorite blanket A bit predictable maybe but you won t be disappointed, you know there will be a happy ending, and it won t take you forever to read it They are just comfort reads to me I gave this 4 stars because of this


  4. By the time I finished reading this book for a second time, I felt like I had enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Cornwall Rosamunde Pilcher had the ability, with all the details and great characters, of absorbing you right into the scene I particularly loved her bigger novels, Shell Seekers, Winter Solstice, Coming Home and September, but the earlier smaller books are also a treat to read and withstand subsequent readings beautifully.


  5. Rosamunde Pilcher can write If you are headed to the beach or the pool this summer, consider tucking this little gem in your tote bag Pilcher s simple, yet elegant writing style makes for an easy and relaxing read Pilcher s beautiful descriptions will make you wish you were in Cornwall visiting the very gracious, Eve at Tremenheere, an Elizabethan manor The heroine of the story, Laura Haverstock, takes a detour from her original summer plans and discovers the delights of Tremenheere instead Ther [...]


  6. Like Nicholas Sparks, Rosamunde Pilcher stories are all formed from a predetermined list of setting, character types, and events not a bad thing, as both authors success shows If you re still reading, here are the ingredients for any charming Rosamunde Pilcher story 1 Cornwall or Scotland, sometimes both 2 Female orphan at center of story, who has no money worries and neither does anyone else 3 Multiple generations, often bohemians among the younger folks 4 An impromptu house party at the modest [...]


  7. A delightful little novel by a wonderful author about family, relationships, friendships, the making and breaking of them and second chances Set mostly in Pilcher s Cornwall, with her splendid descriptions, this is not a soppy or hot romance but a very pleasant, light and easy read.


  8. Newlywed Laura Haverstock goes to Cornwall to convalesce after an operation She stays with her new husband s relatives while he is away fishing in Scotland Laura is Alec s second wife and has had trouble fitting in with his group of lifelong friends, feeling a little bit like the second Mrs deWinter As she regains her health she also strengthens her resolve to solve the problems in her marriage As usual, Rosamunde Pilcher draws her readers into her beautiful settings and into the lives of her ch [...]



  9. This book is about Laura and Alec, a married couple very different in backgrounds Laura has some health problems and cannot go on an already planned trip with her husband So her husband takes the trip and takes Laura to his brothers home in Tremeheree Here Laura learns a great deal about herself and has the time of her life She learns she is stronger than she ever thought and how very much family and friends mean to one another.Noteworthy moments and quotes from the book The difficult we can do [...]




  10. Enjoyed and Rosamunde s books are easy to read with a lovely story line and message I reread this book First time I read was in April 1992 Reread in 2010 Enjoyed as much the second time.


  11. Rosamunde Pilcher s Voices in Summer is a truly beautiful book to behold and read I loved every word on every page Pilcher has an uncanny way of making her readers feel as if they are living amongst her characters, curling up with them in comfy chairs, picnicking with them on a rocky shore, having tea in their kitchens with water poured from kettles heated on an old Aga The characters were so well described and fleshed out All were interesting and lovable in some way The story was set in London [...]


  12. Every time I think I ve read all there is to read from prolific writer Rosamude Pilcher, I stumble across another gem.Set primarily in sun soaked Cornwall, Voices in Summer is an easy, breezy, undemanding read Short, by Pilcher s standards, this delightful story adheres to the author s reliable pattern that of rich, multi layered characters woven together with an interesting, but relatively unimportant plot To me, its the characters who carry the weight of the tale in a Rosamude Pilcher book.The [...]


  13. I admit that I read this book in less than 24 hours I love Rosamunde Pilcher books She is such a romantic There was a bit of letter writing with oddly matching letters accusing different people of being with other partners in this novel that brought to mind another of her books that I read some time ago For a minute I even thought I was rereading the same book That book was about a bereft, special woman This was reminiscent of that story This letter writer was someone not as easily suspect Laura [...]


  14. I think I read most of Pilcher s books years ago, but this escaped my notice until now It isn t as good or substantial as her later, longer novels, but still a good read Laura, who feels uncomfortable with her new husband s former circle of friends, is glad to defer a fishing trip to Scotland which has been one of Alec s traditions with these couples for years However, her reason for not going is because she is recuperating from surgery, and needs a place to stay while Alec is gone Alec drives h [...]


  15. The first page of any Rosamunde Pilcher is akin to settling yourself into the comfiest of arm chairs Her writing is so very readable, especially if you love Cornwall, I was hooked after one paragraph This was a quickie, read in two sessions with Pilcher s characterisations at their best and Cornwall coming to life through her descriptions The whodunnit aspect was slightly irritating though,with a predictable outcome, but otherwise a relaxing, thoroughly enjoyable, light read.


  16. A new bride, who is the 2nd wife of an older man, has surgery done and cannot travel with her husband on his vacation in Scotland She goes to recuperate at the home of her husband s uncle in Cornwall She has much time to think, and observe those around her She comes to some new discoveries about herself and those around her Pilcher s characters are always very English, very proper, and not ones to create waves.


  17. The most beautifully written book I have ever read however the story line was slightly slow Had it been badly written it would have only got 3 stars but the quality of writing upped it to 4 Good summer book, would recommend as a holiday read.


  18. This book almost earned 4 stars from me because it was such a lovely, enjoyable read While it wasn t a page turner, it was a nice book to relax with that provided a little break from a stressful day I recommend this story to anyone who wants a chick lit without the silliness.







  19. This is a sweet, summertime read meaning that it s fairly light reading Pilcher s characters are the whole show here and they are good people to meet




  20. This is a truly great book I loved the easy style of the writing which Rosamunde Pilcher always uses makes you want to travel to Cornwall and enjoy that summer sunshine A great book for relaxing with a feel good story.Full review here stephanellibookreviews.wordpr


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