At the Edge of Summer

At the Edge of Summer

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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-- maman ¡ Years later, in the wake of World War I, Clare, now an artist, returns to France to help create facial prostheses for wounded soldiers. One of the wary veterans who comes to the studio seems familiar, and as his mask takes shape beneath her fingers, she recognizes Luc. But is this soldier, made bitter by battle and betrayal, the same boy who once wrote her wistful letters from Paris? After war and so many years apart, can Clare and Luc recapture how they felt at the edge of that long-ago summer? ¡ Bringing to life two unforgettable characters and the rich historical period they inhabit, Jessica Brockmole shows how love and forgiveness can redeem us. ¡ -- -- -- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ¡ “An absorbing and rewarding saga of loss and discovery.” -- --Richmond Times-Dispatch ¡ “A captivating love story that celebrates the power of hope.”--Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of The Language of Flowers From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ß2016
ISBN: 9780345547903
034554790X
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 pages)

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lilypad_1
Jun 06, 2018

I liked the book, lots of historical facts, texture and insight into what life was like post WW-not a party for anyone. The female main character got to be something more than girlfriend and wife, led her own life, came into her own talents, learned to trust herself.

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ownedbydoxies
Dec 04, 2017

What I really find valuable in this writer's books is the amount of effort she puts into research to fill out the story-line. In this case it's the masks made for wounded servicemen at the end of WW1 - and if you google the subject you can find many photos of the incredible difference the artists made in designing and fitting these masks. It's incredible. Her research adds so much depth to her story-lines in each of her books and for me, that's what sets her apart.

samdog123 Oct 06, 2017

While I enjoyed Brockmole's 'Letters from Skye, I found that the characters in this book weren't very well-rounded and the plot seemed a bit old. Still, it was a light, entertaining read.

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todraudt
May 20, 2017

I adored this book and even after many months the thought of the masks keep returning. A wonderful read!

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trudat
Jun 29, 2016

A well-woven and enjoyable story, although it progresses a little slowly and reads a bit like a Lifetime movie at times. Overall an easy read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction/light romance.

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