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?