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Young TV reporter, Maddie Chambers, stumbles on a shocking family secret - the mother she thought was dead is in fact alive and living nearby.

The discovery unleashes emotions she had long repressed as she struggles to come to terms with her mother's reappearance in the family's lives.

Maddie's already got her hands full holding her own in a newsroom full of the treacherou
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Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published October 13th 2010
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Michelle
An easy read. Over all a good book with a good story. However, the characters could have been a little more fully fleshed out.
M.A. Comley
Another great read to add to my shelf.

A romance and family saga all rolled into one, wonderfully written and it's great to have a nosy behind the scenes of a newsroom.

Great locations, and all round worthwhile read.
Angela Swindley
Easy reading. True to life characters.
Faith Mortimer
Tania has chosen some interesting topics for her novel, This Last Summer and on the whole I believe she handled herself very well.
This is a good in-depth family drama and we, as the reader are gradually introduced to each aspect as it naturally occurs in her story.

Madeleine Chambers (principal character) is a journalist, and it is her private life and her relationships with members of her family and friends that we are brought face to face with: her father, her recently rediscovered and mortally
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Norma Budden
Dec 31, 2011 Norma Budden rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: female readers
Even though books I typically read involve some manner of crime or, on the other spectrum, have more spiritual themes, I did enjoy this drama with a romantic twist, or is that a romance with a dramatic ending? Regardless, I was engaged by the characters from when I first opened the book and was eager to see what would happen at the end.

This Last Summer was certainly a tearjerker in some places. In other areas, it made me smile. It portrays how vital it is to have a forgiving attitude and how an
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Lia Fairchild
What a perfectly fitting title for This Last Summer. Maddie Chambers, a TV journalist, has more than any person can handle in one Summer. Tania Tirraoro has created a very real and relatable character in Maddie who struggles with her career, relationships and family.

In the midst of a news story, Maddie accidently discovers her mother who abandoned their family fifteen years early. Now she is torn between her feelings of resentment and her desire to forgive her mother who she discovers is very il
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Tania Tirraoro was born in Wales and raised in the North West of England but now resides in leafy Surrey with her husband and two sons.
She spent a decade working as a broadcast journalist and newsreader which has been the inspiration for This Last Summer.
Tania has a website, www.tirraoro.com blog, http://notasadvertised.blogspot.com and a website helping parents with special needs education, http:
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