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Spring Awakening (Summerset Abbey #3)

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The thrilling conclusion to the evocative Summerset Abbey series featuring two sisters and their maid as they navigate an uncertain world in the midst of World War I.

Aristocratic and free-spirited sisters Rowena and Victoria, as well as their maid and dear friend Prudence navigate the uncertain social and political climate of WWI-era England in the dramatic conclusion to t
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Paperback, 270 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Gallery Books
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Amy Schmalbach
Jul 04, 2013 Amy Schmalbach rated it really liked it
This was a good conclusion to an enjoyable trilogy. While I wouldn't call it a page-turner, it was a light and easy read. I was afraid that Brown would take the cliched route and have the three sisters end up with their first loves, but, refreshingly, that was not the case. I was inwardly wincing when World War I conveniently started and there would be an easy out to take Prudence's sweet-but-not-passionate husband out of the picture and get her back together with Sebastian. Even more, I was dre ...more
Tanya Nekrasova
Очень предсказуемо, и чересчур сопляво. Понимаю почему многим не понравился финал, автор как будто вас тонной ванили обсыпала "нате, подавитесь!" XD
Tempo de Ler
Sep 30, 2015 Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
«A guerra muda tudo.» (p. 64)

Voltamos a Summerset Abbey uma última vez.
Jonathon é o homem que Rowena «não poderia ter e que nunca esqueceria», decidindo avançar com o casamento de conveniência com Sebastien, uma aposta segura depois dos desgostos amorosos que ambos sofreram. Inserida num ciclo social apático, o enfado de Rowena só é mitigado pela sua paixão pela aviação. Por seu lado, Victoria consegue finalmente sair de Summerset para viver com relativa independência em Londres, não muito long
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Lulufrances
Sep 09, 2014 Lulufrances rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet again I joined my three Summerset girls, PruPru, Vicky, RoRo (as I just now decided to name them - it's late, I'm more than tired and I've written over ten reviews so forgive me) on their final adventures.
And guess what - this was so enjoyable and entertaining!
I was really immersed into these pages and tales of how WW I impacts life and livestyles of poor and rich alike.
Kudos to T.J. Brown, what a great conclusion to the series.
The characters really grew on me despite my initial feelings of
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Elizabeth
Jan 08, 2017 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 3 in the "Summerset Abbey" trilogy. It continues where book 2 left off. Should not be read as a standalone book without reading the first two.

The book jacket said "For lovers of Downton Abbey..."
This is NOT Downton Abbey... not even close! But it is a light, quick, and enjoyable read. I finished the three book trilogy in a matter of days.
This is the story of three "sisters" (Rowena, Prudence, Victoria) raised in England during the Edwardian Period -- their loves, losses, adventures, and t
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Maria João
Jun 24, 2015 Maria João rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
9 de 10*

Este livro foi-me gentilmente enviado pelo Clube do Autor. Apesar de não ter lido os dois anteriores que completam a trilogia, depois de ler comentários tão positivos relativos à mesma, não tive dúvidas que o deveria ler! E ainda bem que o fiz. De uma coisa estou certa, tenho que adquirir os restantes dois livros e ler a história completa!

E que história esta... Gosto muito de romances de época. No entanto, há alturas em que uma linguagem muito adequada à época me cansa e torna a leitura
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Mycoton32
May 23, 2015 Mycoton32 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
16/20
En bref, un troisième et dernier tome qui nous entraine une nouvelle fois dans la vie de Rowena, Victoria et Prudence. Le contexte est particulièrement bien fait, on ressent les affres de la guerre et les sentiments des différents personnages qui doivent composer avec. Chacune s’épanouit d'une manière bien à elle, j'ai adoré les voir évoluer de cette manière et si les choses sont un peu trop rapide à mon gout, on les laisse heureuses et avec un avenir qui semble leur convenir.

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Julie
Sep 17, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked how the author does not subscribe to the "one Soul mate" theory of love. The characters in the trilogy make decisions based upon questions like, "Who will stand by me? Who is loyal and steady?" not just who makes the fireworks go off first.
Celeste_pewter
May 17, 2013 Celeste_pewter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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QNPoohBear
This book started weakly and read a lot like Downton Abbey fan fiction. There's an awkward attempt at seduction scene that I skipped right through. It was very strange and oddly placed but it made sense for the character at that time. At first I thought I knew where the story was headed but halfway through it took a different turn and I was pleasantly surprised. I found myself NOT wanting the book to end the way I originally envisioned it. I liked the way it turned out. It was bittersweet but ni ...more
Zaza
May 31, 2015 Zaza rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sp, histo, 2015
Voilà donc le dernier tome de cette trilogie, placé sous le signe de la Guerre.
Le Temps des insoumises est loin des fastes des deux premiers tomes, l'époque n'est plus à la fête, mais bien aux sacrifices et aux changements.

Rowena va s'émanciper de plus en plus et participer à sa manière à l'effort de guerre. Je crois que c'est le personnage qui a le plus évolué depuis le premier tome. Jusqu'ici je la trouvais trop gâtée et capricieuse à mon goût, un peu ingrate aussi. Mais dans ce livre elle cha
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Leah
Dec 10, 2013 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Caroline
Feb 14, 2013 Caroline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one conclusion to a trilogy that certainly did not disappoint. I think when an author talks about how much their characters mean to them, how devoted to the story they are in their author's note, the reader can be assured of a passionately written story--not something that was just thrown together in order to meet a deadline or to get a paycheck. Brown's characters were all so vibrant, strong, perfectly imperfect and seemingly real; each and every one truly came to life on the page. The ...more
Léa
Jun 10, 2016 Léa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016, uk
Ce troisième tome vient agréablement clôturer la trilogie de Summerset Abbey. Un point me chiffonne cependant... Je trouve que les trois héroïnes sont bien trop chanceuses en amour et que la réalité était tout autre lors de la première guerre mondiale. De nombreux jeunes hommes ne revenaient pas du front ou alors horriblement mutilés. Ici, tous leurs proches s'en sortent plutôt bien ou même très bien... Enfin, je laisse ce point de côté, pour vous dire que la lecture de ce tome a néanmoins été t ...more
Gabrielle
Oct 28, 2013 Gabrielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: schlow, own
You know those books that you hate to leave the characters when the book has come to an end? This was one of those books for me. I have enjoyed following Rowena, Victoria, and Prudence through their trials and tribulations. Each of them have strengths and faults that they discover, then must learn how to deal with them. I am overjoyed that everything worked out with each girl. It shows that even though things don't always go as planned, you can and should make the best of what you've got.
Adelaide Silva
Jul 02, 2015 Adelaide Silva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O final de uma trilogia que nos relatou os desafios da família Buxton. Gostei do modo como a escritora conseguiu desenrolar o destino das três jovens, num ambiente aristocrático que com o início da primeira guerra mundial, entrou num mundo de mudanças
Cathy Elliott
Jan 02, 2017 Cathy Elliott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a review for the final book in the Summerset Trilogy. But could apply to any the books. LOVED them! When I finished the the last book, SPRING AWAKENING by T.J. Brown, I didn’t want it to end! The characters & story pulled me in right away. Brown had many twists & turns I didn’t expect, which made for a fun ride. Also enjoyed the setting & time frame so much – very Downton-ish. The description was perfect. Not TOO much, but just enough so that my reader brain could embellish & ...more
Bernadette Shekleton
Finished. Wait there's another one.
Liselle
Jan 05, 2017 Liselle rated it it was amazing
I want there to be another book in this series! I can't get enough of these characters.
Ren
Originally reviewed on Words in a Teacup

I've just finished reading the last book and this is a good series overall, but the second book is a snoozefest. It felt as if the author had enough material for two books only, but for some reason she decided to write a trilogy anyway. The only plot where anything happens in the second book is Victoria's, and Victoria becomes insufferable in it. Because of that I considered not reading the third book at all. I'm glad I changed my mind, because the third b
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Celia Kennedy
Having read this book in the series first, I can recommend it the most. It was the energy of this book that encouraged me to read the first two.

We find the Summerset family facing World War II and life changing forever for many of the characters in the books. At the end of A Bloom in Winter, Book #2 in the series, the Earl and Lady Summerset are already bending somewhat. In this book they continue to evolve, and it is this which makes Rowena, Victoria, and Prudence to some extents, more interest
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Chelsey
Aug 11, 2013 Chelsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have thoroughly enjoyed T.J. Brown’s Summerset Abbey Trilogy and honestly I hate to see it come to a close. In my opinion, this book, the last in the trilogy, was the absolute best! There was more action, more love, and certainly more war! Rowena, Victoria, and Prudence are all at different points in their life by the time this book starts, but one thing remains the same – the imminent threat of war. A war would greatly impact the lives of each of these girls, and in this final book in the tri ...more
Nattie
Jun 06, 2014 Nattie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the final book in the trilogy, but am glad it has all come to an end. I don't think I could stand to read another word about these gals.

I found myself wincing and grimacing while reading the Victoria chapters. I thoroughly hated her throughout most of the book, and was hoping she would die. Here and there I was tolerant of her, but overall she was quite sickening.

Once again there was much talk about how diminutive she was. That subject had been beaten to death in books 1 and 2, so the
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Seth
Apr 23, 2014 Seth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Summerset Abbey series improves through the books. In the first book, Summerset AbbeySummerset Abbey, the story was really finding its legs. The second book, A Bloom in Winter, the plot takes some unexpected turns and rises above the upstairs/downstairs paradigm of its predecessor. In this final installment, relationships, both romantic and platonic, are tested in the crucible of World War I. Some endure and some shatter. The war's looming specter of death is also very real. At its best, the ...more
Melwasul
May 29, 2015 Melwasul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*4.5/5*

« Je vous l’avais bien dit ! J’avais raison ! »

Appelez-moi Madame Irma ! Quelle joie de pouvoir commencer cette chronique du dernier tome ainsi. C’était mon souhait à la fin du premier tome, Les Héritières et j’ai pu l’exhaussé. Les couples que j’avais imaginé finir ensemble l’ont bien fait (heureusement) et en plus d’une manière magnifique. Ce tome est totalement parfait et conclue (presque) cette série me rappelant Dowton Abbey de manière magistrale. (Pour le « presque », je vous en rep
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Michelle
Jan 29, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it
(3.5 stars) This is the third book in the Summerset Abbey trilogy. The war continues, disrupting plans for Rowena’s wedding to Sebastian. Rowena has taken on the job of ferrying planes across Britain, and longs to be able to do more. Her chance to do so could be a deadly one. Victoria has convinced her family to allow her to live in London and she takes the step of becoming a volunteer nurse. Despite her asthma, her nursing and language skills lead her to France where she sees the true horrors o ...more
Theresa
Jul 30, 2013 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spring Awakening (Summerset Abbey, #3)
Brown, T.J.
Summerset Abbey Spring awakening by T j Brown is the continuation of the story of the three Buxton sisters, Rowena the pilot, Victoria the suffragette, and Prudence Tate the loving wife. The story starts where the Bloom in winter left the reader. With Victoria recovering from her stay in Prison, as she regains her health she believes she knows what her path is. She begins training as a biologist. Rowena has been slowly wrapping her mind around th
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Pamela
I just finished book three of the amazing story of the Ladies of Summerset Abbey. It was a real emotional roller coaster ride. This book focused a lot on Rowena Buxton, and her search to find something to end the overwhelming grey in her life. She finds both love, and flying. Not all runs smooth though, since her alienation of her oldest friend, and dearest sister Prudence. Her life is caught up in the world wind of the war, and the need to find balance in her life, and her heart. It also revisi ...more
cloudyskye
Nov 25, 2013 cloudyskye rated it liked it
T. J. Brown tells an interesting story, but if she continues writing historical romance, she should please, please, please study the scripts of Downton Abbey, and find a decent British editor to eliminate modern-day American from her protagonists' direct speech. I enjoyed the story, but the nitpicker and Downton lover in me can't get over the weird (or should I call it wrong?) language, style, even grammar. "Belie" is the opposite of "betray". One should not use the same verb ("she added") three ...more
Sherri
Feb 27, 2014 Sherri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely by far the best book of the trilogy. I am actually sad that there aren't more books about Rowena, Victoria, and Prudence to look forward to! I started off with the first book only half interested in the series, probably mainly interested because I love the Edwardian time period so much. However, by the third book, the girls lives are completely different from where they started, and you realize the characters aren't half as flat as they originally seemed in the first book--th ...more
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