The Summer House (download or Read) BY Marcia Willett

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In the small inlaid wooden box Matt's mother had kept all his childhood memories Amongst them are many photos of Matt as a child growing up But something about the photos has always puzzled Matt was that really him Why did he not remember those clothes The toys And where in the pho UghI finished it I could not stay with the beginning and my mind kept on wandering I couldn t keep the people straight and thought that it might be a tool the author was using for a big reveal Noit was just a false attempt at such I think I have no idea how I got into it enough to finish it It had some charming parts but really it was well meh Further the author kept on interjecting strange words for verbsor just using them out of place I m sure some would say that is because it is an English or Welsh author but I have read plenty of English or Welsh authors and they don t do this For example The dog was uartering the kitchen table What does that mean I guess it was walking around under it in a pattern that divided the table into uarters I wish I had written them all down as I read them because the words made absolutley no senselike saying We were all marmalade with wonder Dear Ms Willett feel free to borrow that phrase for your next projectUghI could go on and on The overly flowery discriptions of flowers thrown in for no reason The predictable reveal that seemed a tool to just end the book The best was at the end when I read the last page About the Author It is 6 lines and tells about how she had dreams of becoming a ballerina but that ended when she grew out of the classical proportions reuired Seriously How old are you and THIS is what you want people to define you by Whilst rubbishPerhaps I am being too spanielOne thingif Tom is 40 and his father was in the Afghan war and died when he could scarcely remember him that would have been about 30 years ago Was there an Afghan war in 1992

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The Summer House

Tos was his sister Imogen He has a strange unresolved feeling that there is something missing in his lifeImogen is living with her husband a country vet and their gorgeous baby in a rented cottage Since her childhood she has loved the Summer House a charming folly in the grounds of 35This book had such great promise interesting characters with various relationships to one another a hint of a mystery and a great setting And because of these things I enjoyed the overall reading experience However I think the biggest problem is the structure of the book Nothing really happens until the last third and the few things that do happen in the first two thirds never come back to play a part The mystery is solved through an insane coincidence that just pops up in the last 50 pages There was so much that Willett could have done with the idea that this book is based on and while the writing itself was great the execution and timing of the plot fell flat

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Her oldest friends' beautiful and ancient house on Exmoor and now they have the chance of buying But her marriage is threatened when her husband refuses to live so far from his practiceMeanwhile Matt begins to discovers the strange and tragic secret which has affected his whole li I loved the idea of the main premise but it didn t fulfill it s promise It just danced on the surface of the characters thoughts ideas it stayed very one dimensional I got none of the feelings needed to really connect with any of the characters It really needed to go deeper on many levels and I think if it had it definitely would have not only kept the original promise but surpassed it I had figured out what was going on before the end but I m not sure if that s what the author had intended or not The one thing that really bugged me about this book was the gross overuse of the word whilst While technically the majority of the time while whilst are interchangeable there are times when they are not When I first saw whilst in this I was actually charmed since it s so very rarely used any but when I started seeing it on an average of every other page and not always used properly it became very stilted and dare I say pretentious Although perhaps overblown would be the better term I did like the book but not enough for me to go nuts looking for it when I temporarily mislaid it and I ve already passed it on


10 thoughts on “The Summer House

  1. says:

    Milo and Lottie are brother and sister in law who have raised Imogene and Matt when their mother Helen was unable to look after them Matt is a successful writer living in Londonlooking to fill a hole in his life and Imogene is living near Milo and Lottie with her husband and infant daughter Milo has a son Nick by his ex wife and he needs a large amount of cash Milo agrees to raise the sum of money by selling the Summer House a

  2. says:

    The first couple of pages of this book didn't grab me so I set it aside for a couple of weeks Once I got into the story however I was charmed by the characters and the setting and finished the book uite uickly The central plot contains a mystery that I didn't find very mysterious; it includes 3 different elements one of which I guessed when it was first referenced and the other two before the book ended I don

  3. says:

    UghI finished it I could not stay with the beginning and my mind kept on wandering I couldn't keep the people straight and

  4. says:

    This is one of those books that makes you want to go to Cornwall Milo and Lottie live in beautiful High House I want to be able to walk around the garden with Milo as he works or sip a glass of wine while he makes dinner Or sit and have tea

  5. says:

    35This book had such great promise interesting characters with various relationships to one another a hint of a mystery and a great setting And because of these things I enjoyed the overall reading experience However I think the biggest problem is the structure of the book Nothing really happens until the last third and the few things that do happen in the first two thirds never come back to play a part The m

  6. says:

    I enjoyed this book not what I was expecting to happen looking forward to reading of her books

  7. says:

    New covers on books sometimes fool me into thinking I haven't read this one Yup fooled again Still well written and plotted

  8. says:

    Not what I was expecting at all and not in a good way Where was the intrigue suspense and the mystery The memory box is hardly mentioned in the first 34 of the book so you spend most of the time waiting for some

  9. says:

    I loved the idea of the main premise but it didn't fulfill it's promise It just danced on the surface of the characters thoughts ideas; it stayed very one dimensional I got none of the feelings needed to really connect with any of the characters It really needed to go deeper on many levels and I think if it had it definitely would have not only kept the original promise but surpassed it I had figured out what was going on before the end but

  10. says:

    Still a fluff book but a step higher than The Great Escape The writing is a little wooden and the plot is both contrived and predictable but it's an enjoyable book maybe because Willett seems to believe so whole heartedly in what she writes about the healing power of the English countryside and family love even especially if that

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