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Second Summer of War

(Seasons of War #2)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A dramatic, heart-warming a tale of life on the sea.

Set in 1813, Second Summer of War is a sequel to Come Looking for Me.

With the British traitor Captain Thomas Trevelyan incarcerated on a prison hulk in Portsmouth Harbour, Princess Emeline "Emily" Louisa sails back to England and is summarily dispatched to Hartwood Hall, home of the disagreeable Duke and Duchess of Belm
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 11th 2014 by A J. Patrick Boyer Book (first published January 1st 2014)
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Wendy Truscott
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading Cheryl Cooper's first novel, "Come Looking for Me". I was throughly enthralled and entranced by the characters, the writing, the adventures, and Cheryl's knowledge of the part of the War of 1812 fought at sea. (See my review.) What a delight to be able to follow the same characters, both endearing and terrifying, through a new set of challenges, this time set partially on land where an attempt is made to marry off Princess Emily to a "suitable" man from a wealthy family, thus ridding her ...more
Amanda Mac
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've known Mrs. Cooper for a number of years, always kind and thoughtful. In all honesty I never imagined myself reading a seafaring novel placed in the young American War with France....well let me tell you!
I started the series, and I was hooked! Now, I am (im)patiently waiting for her 4th installment. I hate spoilers, so I will stop here. But please believe me, it is a book you will get lost in and won't put down, that goes for all 3 and soon to be 4!
Colorful, enigmatic, imaginative, rivetin
Richard Hope
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that I was skeptical when I learned that Cheryl Cooper was writing a sequel to her 2010 novel, Come Looking for Me. Mainly because I loved how it ended. A character driven piece set on the high seas during the War of 1812, which more or less read like an engaging HBO miniseries. I’m not lying. It was great! But I didn’t feel like there was room for any further storytelling. I worried it would just be more of the same…

That said, Second Summer of War is just as entertaining. What C
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cheryl Cooper left you wanting more in her first novel "Come Looking for Me"; and doesn't disappoint you in "Second Summer of War". She has taken history and used a fabulous imagination to weave a tale that will keep you reading until the wee hours of the morning. Once again young Emily has become somewhat of a prisoner, not aboard a ship, but at Hartwood Hall with her guardian, the Duchess of Belmont. This woman gets under your skin; you wait for Emily to get the better of her. Your heart aches ...more
Ian Clark
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cheryl Cooper has once again created an excellent work of historical fiction in this sequel to Come Looking For Me. Second Summer of War’s accurate representation of naval life, along with the epic ship battles are what will bring fans of the first installment back for more. Cooper mixes it up this time, however, as half the novel takes place on land, following Emily and Gus’ return to England. This change in environment keeps the story fresh as Cooper continues to chronicle the lives of these c ...more
Sonia Holiad
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
With Second Summer of War, author Cheryl Cooper slips seamlessly into the sequel to her first novel, Come Looking for Me. Years of meticulous research are once again evident, with intriguing historical and naval details flowing through the richly coloured tale of a mysterious heroine, a dashing, earnest ship’s doctor, a brave little sail-maker who will steal your heart, and an accompanying cast of heroes, villains, ruffians and royals so real that they will live with you long after you finish bo ...more
Cathy Kuntz
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cheryl Cooper has a way of weaving a plot that leaves you hanging at the end of each hard to put down... you just have to know what happens next. Her characters are engaging and her storytelling gives the reader a sense they are there, with Emily and her friends and foes. Come Looking for Me and Second Summer of War are good stories. As a reader, that's what I'm looking for. Looking forward to the third novel in the series. ...more
Nancy Beal
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As with Cheryl Cooper's first book, "Come Looking for Me," I couldn't put down her sequel, "Second Summer of War." The continuing adventures and intrigues of her captivating characters kept me turning those pages, always wondering what was going to happen next. Rich with action and historical detail, I could hear the unearthly sounds of the sea and feel the decks rocking beneath my feet. Another whirlwind of a read!
Tanya Evans
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book "Come Looking for Me" and couldn't wait to tuck into "Second Summer of War". Needless to say I was loved every minute of this read. Ms. Cooper brings the time period to life with brilliant story-telling, vivid detail and characters one simply falls in love with. I will definitely be awaiting another installment! ...more
Gabriele Wills
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cheryl Cooper has written another page-turner with book 2 in her "Seasons of War" series. The well researched historical details create a gripping evocation of the perils at sea as well in the treacherous drawing rooms of the English aristocracy. It was delightful to be among "friends" again as they faced new challenges, and I look forward to sharing their further adventures in book 3. ...more
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Well written but not satisfying. I spent the whole book waiting for something to happen. It doesn't. Maybe kind of on the last page but not worth the wait. There will likely be a book 3. I won't bother ...more
Susan Greiner
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this book even better than the first one. Lots of adventure. Very satisfying. The author does a good job with characters and historical detail. This is a good read.
Margaret Bryant
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A rollicking good historical read.
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Cheryl Cooper has degrees in English and Education from Queen's University. A former teacher of the Deaf and a volunteer for the Children's Foundation of Muskoka, she lives in Bracebridge, Ontario. Her "Seasons of War" series is set on the high seas during the War of 1812. ...more

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Seasons of War (3 books)
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  • Run Red with Blood (Seasons of War, #3)

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