Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners, and add your own links!
I was lucky enough to receive three novels by Judith Kinghorn, from the lady herself (The Last Summer, The Snow Globe, and The Memory of Lost Senses) through the post the other day. So, I thought I’d pick one of them for this week’s post – they’re now on my Goodreads TBR list and all look great, but this one particularly!
Title: The Last Summer
Author: Judith Kinghorn
Publish date: 31 December 2012
Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken. It is 1914, the beginning of a blissful, golden summer – and the end of an era. Deyning Park is in its heyday, the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weekend party. When Clarissa meets Tom Cuthbert, home from university and staying with his mother, the housekeeper, she is dazzled. Tom is handsome and enigmatic; he is also an outsider. Ambitious, clever, his sights set on a career in law, Tom is an acute observer, and a man who knows what he wants. For now, that is Clarissa.
As Tom and Clarissa’s friendship deepens, the wider landscape of political life around them is changing, and another story unfolds: they are not the only people in love. Soon the world – and all that they know – is rocked by a war that changes their lives for ever.
Have you heard anything about this book, or have you got it on your TBR list?