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Just One More Summer
by Julie McGowan (Goodreads Author)
Devastated by the breakdown of her marriage, Allie flees to the one place her heart can seek comfort: Cornwall, where she hopes childhood memories of a holiday with her father will sustain her while she sorts out her plans for the future. But fate has other ideas, and she finds herself drawn into an almost obsessive friendship with a band of strange bedfellows led by Marsh ...more
(first published January 13th 2012)
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This book is real page-turner, beautifully written with brilliantly-drawn characters. It centres around the story of Allie, as we are drawn into the trials and tribulations of her world: failed marriage; dysfunctional parents - she has to deal with it all. We find ourselves rooting for her as she struggles to make sense of her life. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good yarn with a bit of romance, humour and family drama all chucked in!
This isn't the kind of book I usually buy. In all honesty, I read it because I'd heard about it and it was on offer. However, I enjoyed it very much because the setting, the characters and the constant hints of secrets yet to be revealed keep you reading to find out what the outcome would be. Cornwall is a magical place and the idea of a group of people with troubled pasts all focused on caring for each other under the guidance of a benign, free-spirited mentor appeals to me very much. My only w ...more
I really enjoyed reading this book. She did a good job with the romance part of the story - a little information, but not too much! What I enjoyed the most was the understanding the main character had with taking control over her life. This character became very believable - and I could understand what she was going through - even rooting for her! It was also interesting how the story came full circle for her. Thanks to Laura for this recommendation!
If you love Cornwall, romance and a great read, Just One More Summer is perfect. Julie McGowan is an excellent storyteller her main character Allie is an complex, flawed women we can all relate to. We find out how she makes sense of her failed marriage, eventually discovering a different way of loving. Each twist and turn of the plot keeps every page turning. The characters draw you in and makes you care for them. An excellent novel.
I really enjoyed this book! It is written in first person and the author did a great job of helping you understand the main character because of it. Not squeaky clean but clean read for me. She wrote about 3 sentences into the bedroom and then left it at that. Entertaining and enjoyable!
Julie McGowan was born in Blaenavon, South Wales. She left in her teens, and lived in various parts of the UK before returning, with her family, to South Wales and the rural town of Usk. Julie has been writing for over two decades; Don’t Pass Me By is her third novel and she also writes short stories, features, pantomimes, sketches and children’s plays. Her work features in regional magazines and ...moreMore about Julie McGowan...