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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (583 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emylia Hall Narrator: Polly Lee Publisher: Harlequin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For nine-year-old Beth Lowe, it should have been a magical summer - sun-kissed days lounging in rickety deck chairs, nights gathered around the fire. But what begins as an innocent vacation in Hungary ends with the devastating separation of her parents. Beth and her father return home alone, leaving her mother, Marika, behind.

Over the next seven summers, Beth walks a tightrope between worlds, fleeing her quiet home and distant father to bask in the intoxicating Hungarian countryside with Marika. It is during these enthralling summers that Beth comes to life and learns to love. But at 16, she uncovers a life-shattering secret, bringing her sacred summers with Marika abruptly to an end.

Now, years later, Beth receives a package containing a scrapbook, a haunting record of a time long forgotten. Suddenly, she is swept back to the world she left behind, forced to confront the betrayal that destroyed her - and to search her heart for forgiveness.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathryn | 2/19/2014

    " Awesome.Loved this book!Would highly recommend it to anybody looking for a bit of escape.Cannot wait for her next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vivian | 2/15/2014

    " I started this once, put it down to finish another and then picked it up again. Then I had a hard time putting it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sharon | 2/4/2014

    " The Book of Summers was an "okay" story for me. I didn't really come to care much about the characters, and, really, until the end of the book when the "big secret" is revealed, nothing much happens. The characters were just that - characters - sterotypical "types" and not real people for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marie desJardins | 1/19/2014

    " I'm torn between giving this book a 3 and a 4. I really liked how it was written, and some of the portrayals of place and character. But I just didn't buy the core premise. (view spoiler)[It simply seemed implausible, given the characters that the reader has come to know, that Erzsi would so utterly forsake Marika, XXX, and even Tamas -- who has done nothing wrong and seems to love her passionately -- because Marika turns out to be her stepmother (ish) rather than her mother. Really, getting upset -- I get that. Storming out and having NO contact for 12 years? Come on. And the entire book is centered around this premise -- it's the huge dramatic twist that Hall withholds from us for years and years of Erzski's life -- so when the premise falls flat, the entire book really suffers. (hide spoiler)] If the book had ended differently, and not tried to be Oh So Dramatic and with Such a Shocking Twist, I think I would have absolutely loved it. As it is -- well, I can't give it 3.5 stars, so I am settling for 3. "

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