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Publisher's Summary

Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family's Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she's purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave.
The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of Cliff House as told through the voices of Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed and idealistic newlywed on the eve of WWII, the home's definitive guestbook, and Bess herself. Bess's grandmother always said it was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother's words in ways she never contemplated.
©2017 Michelle Gable (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 05-11-17

The Book of Summer

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would if the friend enjoys family dramas and a Nantucket setting.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the strong female characters and how they faced their challenges head on.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene at the wedding near the end of the novel - when Bess is serenaded.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were some mildly humorous times and some very sad moments but I don't think I laughed out loud or cried.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Sara Deering on 08-09-17

boring

I did not like this at all. The narration annoyed me and the story was so boring.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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