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That summer [Large Print] / Lauren Willig.

Willig, Lauren. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library LARGE PRINT WIL (Text) 33500011895505 Main Checked out 08/01/2019
Moorhead Public Library LARGE PRINT WIL (Text) 33500011895497 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410469700 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1410469700 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 591 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 2009: When Julia Conley hears that she has inherited a house outside London from an unknown great-aunt, she assumes it's a joke. She hasn't been back to England since the car crash that killed her mother when she was six, an event she remembers only in her nightmares. But when she arrives at Herne Hill to sort through the house -- with the help of her cousin Natasha and sexy antiques dealer Nicholas -- bits of memory start coming back. And then she discovers a Pre-Raphaelite painting, hidden behind the false back of an old wardrobe, and a window onto the house's shrouded history begins to open...1849: Imogen Grantham has spent nearly a decade trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man, Arthur. The one bright spot in her life is her step-daughter, Evie, a high-spirited sixteen year old who is the closest thing to a child Imogen hopes to have. But everything changes when three young painters come to see Arthur's collection of medieval artifacts, including Gavin Thorne, a quiet man with the unsettling ability to read Imogen better than anyone ever has. When Arthur hires Gavin to paint her portrait, none of them can guess what the hands of fate have set in motion.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 June #1
    When Julia inherits her great-aunt's house in Herne Hill, outside London, it's a good time for her to take a break from New York, where she has no work or romantic ties. Returning to England, however, brings up suppressed memories of her dead mother and childhood, and while sorting through the home's myriad belongings, Julia uncovers a mysterious painting that not only played a significant role in her family's story but also in art history. We learn that Julia's ancestor, Imogen, came to Herne Hill as a young bride in 1849 and became trapped in a passionless, childless marriage. When her husband hires a young artist to paint her portrait, he and Julia have an ill-fated affair. Popular novelist Willig (The Passion of the Purple Plumeria, 2013) weaves together Julia's and Imogen's stories and further enriches the tale with details about the Pre-Raphaelite movement, gleaned from Julia's involvement with Nicholas, an enigmatic antiques dealer. Willig's latest is a smart blend of historical romance and contemporary self-discovery story. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Homecoming > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Pre-Raphaelites > Fiction.
Antique dealers > Fiction.
Large type books.
FICTION / Historical.
Genre: Love stories.
Historical fiction.

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