The Summer Day is Done

The Summer Day is Done go inside Books Why did I ever wait to read this book Since I m not sure what to say I ll leave it as is I don t know what to begin with I loved every page the sad along wi

The Summer Day is Done go inside Books Why did I ever wait to read this book? (Since I'm not sure what to say, I'll leave it as is)I don't know what to begin with, I loved every page, the sad along with the funny, the history and the fiction. I wouldn't change a thing. Even though it's about the Romanovs, we still get a semi happy ending, about as happy as it could be. And, I enjoyed the journey there, which is even better.John (Ivan) was a remarkable hero, he kept a brave face even when faced with a completely impossible love, Olga. He doesn't have eyes for anyone else, not since his first look into her deep blue, innocent eyes. At that time he didn't know her or think he'd ever see her again. But he did see her again, or there would never have been a story. The Romanovs are painted as being lovely people, but not very good rulers. They seemed to listen too much to their advisers and not enough to the outside world. So, yes it is a bit rosy as far as the Romanovs are concerned, but it's still realistic. What I loved most was the witty banter, it was the silver lining of a very dark cloud, War. I found myself laughing even in some darker moments, definitely a reread.PG One character has loose morals and skinny dipping is mentioned, nothing graphic. . In this poignant and romantic tale of love and loss, young British agent John Kirby meets and falls in love with the Tsar s eldest daughter, Olga, while visiting Russia in 1911 As love begins to blossom between the pair, John has to return to England and Olga and her family are caught up in the war of 1914.. The best Books The Summer Day is Done They were strangers, eyes meeting in a sea of faces at a train station, but it was love at first sight...Thus begins the tragic love story of John Kirby (Ivan Ivanovich) and Grand Duchess Olga. They were worlds apart in station but together in soul.I found this story so GOOD. Yes, its fiction. But in real life stranger things do happen. So it didn't feel super far fetched. When we first meet John he is a British spy (but not against Russia or the Tsar). He eventually meets the Romanov family, becomes their friend and even joins the Russian side when WW1 breaks out.For 2/3 of the book the day is pleasant. Summer reigns. There's sunny days and playful banter abounds. I love the wit and humor in this book. The characters felt real and I just loved how they would go back and forth with faux insults. If the portrayal of Russians is accurate they are a fun loving people. That is, when they're not at war. When war is declared, the revolutionists have their way everything starts falling apart..If you like Russian literature in general (War and Peace, Anna Karenina etc) or are fond of Russian history as it relates to the Romanov family (always a fascination for me) then I think you would enjoy this.CONTENT:SEX: None (although there is some sexual innuendo in the bantering and one instance of nude swimming).VIOLENCE: Some toward the end. There is a war and people are hurt.PROFANITY: Pretty MildMY RATING: PG
The Summer Day, by Mary Oliver Poem Poetry A The Summer Day, by Mary Oliver Poem of Poetry A Poem a Day for American High Schools, Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S Poet Laureate, Poetry and Literature, Library of Congress. The Summer Day Poem by Mary Oliver The Summer Day by Mary Oliver Who made the world Who made the swan, and the black bear Who made the grasshopper This grasshopper, I mean the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down First day of summer Solstice, when we see most daylight Jun , The summer solstice the exact moment when the sun is at its highest point in the sky each year is at p.m EDT June This marks the beginning of astronomical summer How Mary Oliver s The Summer Day Became an American Jan , The Summer Day is redolent of much of her work, tuned into the natural world as well as anything can be, and, often by extension, mortality She told Maria Shriver in an O Magazine interview, I The Summer Day by Mary Oliver Words for the Year Jun , thoughts on The Summer Day by Mary Oliver mishedup swoon such a poem today is the solstice, father s day and tom s birthday,, perfect Like Liked by person June , at am Christina s Words Didn t know it was Tom s birthday Wow is quite a number Mary and a soft summer breeze make everything better. Mary Oliver reads The Summer Day aka The Grasshopper Jun , The Summer Day first appeared in House of Light Beacon Press, , and has been reprinted in New and Selected Poems, Volume Beacon Press, and The Truro Bear and Other Adventures Poems by Mary Oliver The Summer Day The Sun Wild Geese The Summer Day Who made the world Who made the swan, and the black bear Who made the grasshopper This grasshopper, I mean the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Summer Solstice Celebrate the First Day of Summer on In this system, summer begins on June and ends on August Therefore, the summer solstice is not considered to be the first day of summer, meteorologically speaking Astronomically, however, the first day of summer is said to be when the Sun reaches its highest point in the sky, which occurs on the summer solstice June . Summer solstice Northern and Southern The summer solstice is the longest day of the year Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, so the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa Earth s position in space at June solstice.

  1. Mary Jane Staples is a pseudonym used by British author Reginald Thomas Staples 1911 2005 He is also published under the name Robert Tyler Stevens, R.T Stevens, and James Sinclair.

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  1. Why did I ever wait to read this book Since I m not sure what to say, I ll leave it as is I don t know what to begin with, I loved every page, the sad along with the funny, the history and the fiction I wouldn t change a thing Even though it s about the Romanovs, we still get a semi happy ending, about as happy as it could be And, I enjoyed the journey there, which is even better.John Ivan was a remarkable hero, he kept a brave face even when faced with a completely impossible love, Olga He does [...]


  2. They were strangers, eyes meeting in a sea of faces at a train station, but it was love at first sightThus begins the tragic love story of John Kirby Ivan Ivanovich and Grand Duchess Olga They were worlds apart in station but together in soul.I found this story so GOOD Yes, its fiction But in real life stranger things do happen So it didn t feel super far fetched When we first meet John he is a British spy but not against Russia or the Tsar He eventually meets the Romanov family, becomes their f [...]


  3. From the book jacket Grand Duchesses are not destined to share their lives with untitled Englishmen Glorious summer days do not last forever The memories, however, do linger At the core this is a very simple story, that of John Kirby who has spent the last few years exploring Russia and its culture he s really a spy for the British government John s travels bring him to the Crimea as a guest of Princess Aleka Petrovna The Imperial family is in residence at Livadia Palace and give a ball in honor [...]


  4. The story itself is decent if not inspiring or memorable, and the writing delivers, but the characterisation is lacking The main protagonist, John Kirby, is rather shallowly constructed, and the Russian characters are caricature like, because of how exaggeratedly emotional, whimsy and flighty they are probably the author was going for something like the classic Russian writers portray their characters, but without the same charm or dexterity for developing them up well The Romanovs They re so sa [...]


  5. This is one of the sweetest loves stories I have ever read I read this about ten years ago and loved it and I felt it was time to read it again It is a haunting story of a forbidden love between the agent of the British king and the daughter of the Imperial Tsar I have always had an interest in the Romanov family and in this book the author does a wonderful job of helping the reader fall in love with them It is a must read.


  6. I gave this four stars because it was my favorite book for a couple of years as a teen I sobbed over it and reread choice parts and sobbed harder Recently, I read it again and wondered why I d loved it so, though I still enjoyed it and will probably read it again in a few years There are a few risqu parts but I especially like the historical tidbits and the glimpse into the world of Russia s last czar.


  7. This was one of my favorite books as a teen a sweet, historical romance involving doomed love, war, and a fair number of tissues before the end.I wasn t sure it would hold up to re reading as an adult, but I had just finished a book about the Romonov Sisters and so it seemed like a natural follow up The writing is just superb witty and intelligent not at all like many of the romances that are cranked out for mass consumption today The story is just as thrilling and emotional as it was when I fir [...]


  8. Mary Jane Staples books are always witty and humorous and this one is no exception Yet it s also hauntingly poignant and I needed a couple of tissues at its ending When British agent, John Kirby, meets the Imperial family of Russia in 1911, he is immediately entranced with Olga, the eldest Romanov daughter The scenes with all the Romanov children are entrancing and, although you know there can be no happy ending at least for John and Olga, the love between them is innocently tender and touching [...]


  9. An enjoyable read I did like the development of all the characters and the author s style I certainly appreciated the romance although I hoped for a bit of a breathtaking climax I felt it was hard to really appreciate the main characters emotions and feelings as easily as it was to relate to some of the female characters.


  10. These types of novels are always pleasant reads in this one, an Englishman is posted in Russia and ends up meeting and becoming friends with the Imperial Family, at the end of their reign Sweet story, nicely sweeping history, and with much of the action being set in Yalta the perfect Sochi Olympics read.


  11. This isn t the greatest book ever written but I read it as a child the first time and it piqued my interest in pre Revolutionary Russia To do that for a pre teen is saying something Maybe it is just me but I really liked it.





  12. An English spy meeting and falling madly in love with a Russian Royal Princess An interesting plot that caught my attention but did not live up to my expectation of it.


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