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Flambards in Summer (Flambards #3)

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Widowed during the First World War at the age of 21, Christina returns to Flambards in the hope of picking up the threads of the life she knew before her marriage. But the house is not the same - the paddocks are a jungle and the once busy stables are desolate. Christina sets herself to the task of returning Flambards to its former glory.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1999 by Oxford Childrens (first published 1969)
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Apr 18, 2016 Katrina rated it it was amazing
The newly widowed Christina ends up going back to Flambards where she is shocked to discover that the horses are all gone and the place is falling apart. She sets about trying to revitalise the place again and making it into a profitable farm. Just when everything seems to be going well she gets a huge shock that wrecks her dreams. I think this book gives a good idea of what life was like in rural Britain during World War 1 when most of the men and horses had been called up to the war fronts. A ...more
Jul 22, 2015 Kate rated it liked it
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Sep 16, 2014 Deborah rated it liked it
Things cheer up a bit in the last of the original Flambards trilogy, although this isn't immediately obvious. But Christina is forced to wake up and actually do stuff, to build her own life and make a success of it. This is by no means easy but it makes for a much more satisfying story than the previous two instalments.

Not that Christina isn't still annoying. She is. But at least now she's not encumbered by the Russells, just by their servants and children (sigh). And even when it turns out she'
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Mar 11, 2015 Jane Irish Nelson rated it really liked it
Don't read this review if you haven't already read the previous books in this series! Otherwise the rest of this will serve as a spoiler.

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Aug 27, 2014 Trish rated it it was amazing
This concluded the trilogy until the series was televised and shown on Masterpiece Theater here in the States. Afterwards, she added a 4th book, which destroyed the themes developed in the first three. This is a series I reread several times, and own (even #4).
Mar 14, 2015 Ellie rated it it was amazing
In this book, I feel that it is full of worry and loss , as well as happiness and new love. I almost felt like crying at some parts. Although none of the books in the series measure up to the first one, this is still a great book.
Andrew McDiarmid
Flambards in Summer

I loved this book because I loved Flambards (the first book in the series) and I am hoping to receive the rest of the series soon.
I loved Tizzy, the brief mention of Dorothy and Dick.
Oct 11, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing
Jan 08, 2010 Melody rated it liked it
I liked this SO much better than the second in the series. Christina is herself again, although widowed and inexplicably sick to her stomach. Flambards is a ruin, and Mark is missing, presumed dead in the war. And there are horses at Flambards again, and I think Peyton is at her best when writing about them. I'm not a real romance fan, but once I'm hooked, I have to find out what happens next. So on to the last book I go...
Phoebe Lim
Feb 26, 2016 Phoebe Lim rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-fiction
This book is mostly about how Christina had to learn to be independent after she lost him. Glad that she made the decision to move back to Flambards and keep it. (due to a surprise) The story in this book made it seem that everything was going smoothly and they were going to live happily ever after. A really peaceful read compared to the sequel.
Dec 21, 2013 Amy rated it liked it
Improvement on the second book by the absence of Will. Christina, as I suspected, is a much more likeable character on her own. Bit of grit to her which doesn't come out well in 'clouds'.
Tabitha Suzuma
Feb 03, 2013 Tabitha Suzuma rated it it was amazing
Favourite childhood author who read my first attempt at a book when I was 17, despite having never met me!
Karen L.
Jul 27, 2012 Karen L. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
This was the best in the Flambards trilogy! Lots of excitement and character depth in this last gem.
Anita Williamson
Apr 02, 2012 Anita Williamson rated it really liked it
This is how the series should have ended. I loved her getting together with Dick. Wonderful
Feb 01, 2010 AJ rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romance, period-piece buffs
Recommended to AJ by: no one
Chapters: 14 // Pages: 189

See my critique for the first in the series.
Mar 16, 2011 Annie rated it liked it
Shelves: _2011_books
I had completely forgotten the plot of this book in the last 20 years.
Jun 26, 2007 Flannery rated it it was amazing
I remember this one being my favorite Flambards book.
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