"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~ Charles W. Eliot
"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" ~ Julia Child
"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Summer Season...

When I decided to start this new blog, it was due to my belief that two things are essential to life...food for the body and good books for the soul. I am a member of an online book club and enjoy the banter we have over books as well as in depth discussion of our selected reads. Why not also share my thoughts on books on a blog? So my newest blog was born.

I just finished reading a book by a new to me author, Julia Williams. She will no longer be new to me. As soon as I finished reading the last sentence of The Summer Season, I came online and placed two of her previous books in my shopping basket.

The Summer Season is a book to enjoy while sitting in my own new garden. The perfect setting while dreaming of the village setting in the book. It takes places in an English village called Heartease where Victorian gardener Edward Handford had lived with his great love Lily in their home called Lovelace Cottage. Living there now is his great grandson Joel with his small son Sam. The house and garden have been run down but as the knot garden of this beautiful home is restored by Kezzie, more than the garden ends up touched by caring. While reading the story of the current residents of Hearstease, we also reflect back to Edward and Lily's story. We meet many of the people living in the village including Lauren, Kezzie, Joel and Eileen whose lives are affected by the summer season.

If you want to enjoy a light, happy and romantic story which gives you a feeling of summer sunshine, I would recommend The Summer Season by Julia Williams. Chick lit with a gardening theme so what could be better than that?

Happy reading!


Elizabethd said...

That sounds like a perfect Summer read.

Nancy said...

Sounds pretty good. Sorry I didn't get home by 11. We borrowed a wheel chair from Lodge to take on the trip tomorrow. Just incase the walker wears me out too much.
Hope I catch you later.
Maybe I will look that author up at the library.
Love Mom

Babs in Alabama said...

I ordered Summer Season on kindle yesterday after your comment on OTPS. So, I am going to enjoy your new blog :)
good luck with it,

Melanie said...

I love your new blog, Heidi! I'm glad you told me about it. You had asked on my blog how I find out these neat places to go with my mom and aunt...we have so many of these "cool" places to go around here. That's one good thing about the area in which we live - we are never without something to do, fantastic restaurants, somewhere interesting to go, etc. The shops and sites are boundless!

Susan in SC said...

Sounds like you really enjoyed reading this book!

Sofia said...

I really like your new blog Heidi! And i would love to read this book (The secret garden is one of my favorites), so i think that i will love this book also! Big hug, Sofia

Sofia said...

Hi Heidi!
I just finished reading this book yesterday and i really really liked it! I asked my English teacher if i could make a bookreport about it, and yes, i may write a report about it. Thank you so much for borrowing your book and i hope to see you soon again! Big american hug!