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  1. Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews) Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews) says:

    Retired actor Sir Mungo resides in the uiet countryside of Devon England He lives on a home on the estate owned by his brother Archie and his wife Camilla This property was handed down by their parents disproportionately due to Mungo’s father being unhappy with Mungo’s career choices and lifestyle Archie and Camilla are facing financial issues and have started to take on tenants Some of these tenants have interesting backgrounds and become intertwined in the story One of Mungo’s oldest friend’s Kit is staying with him for the summer Their friendship began when they were both starting their careers in the theatre Over the years their relationship bloomed as they shared success and failures Kit is seeking advice about a decision to reconnect with a long lost love He is now a widower and for once the time seems right to restart their relationship The book is about friendships that survive the test of time Sometimes the bonds between lifelong friends are deeper than family I enjoyed this nicely paced book by Marcia Willett

  2. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    ndian Summer by Marcia Willett is set in the English countryside in the middle of a hot summer The sights and sounds of the local farming area delight and please the senses With an amazing group of mostly very ordinary characters it was a rather surprisingly tension filled readThere is uite a cast of characters living in this small place Mungo the man who has made his money in acting and directing And while he is at it just delights in directing uite a few scenes in the lives of the people around him His brother Archie lives on the family farm but now that they are all older there is the worry of money to keep the farm up and the house Archie lives in is rotting away with no money to repair itKit a long time friend of Mungo has come down to stay with him she has had one main love in her life and was too slow in giving her commitment and he moved on Yet now Jake is free and wondering is Kit still free after all these years He has children and young grandchildren so we are talking lots of yearsEmma is a young mother with a young child and a 5 year old Her husband is overseas in service and she is looking for a little excitement But she takes on than she can chew and I felt the tension around this reading on to see what was going to happen I really felt for the 5 year old who knew something was up but not uite what was causing his disuietThen we have two old farmers who have worked the farm and live in one of its cottages They have been loyal friends to Archie and Mungo and are still very much part of the local community Nearby is also a writer James endeavouring to write a second book having self published a first The whole drama that goes on around him totally escapes him and he thinks he is staying in a very dull place Is it all as uiet as it seems or is there far under the surface The short answer is yes but you'll have to read to find out exactly what

  3. Pamela Pamela says:

    35 stars The author delivers beautifully on the setting and the prose It's a fast easy read that deals with relationships of all kindsfamily friends lovers The book doesn't deliver on the mysteryscandalclimax but does give us good solid characters While I was disappointed with such an anti climax the story was still enjoyableThank you to the publisher and Net Galley in exchange of an honest review

  4. Hristina Hristina says:

    Thanks to St Martin's for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review This has not influenced my opinion regarding the bookThis was the first time I read Mrs Willett's writing and I'm really happy that I got a chance to experience her writing style which I enjoyed a lot I really loved how she masterfully brought the setting to life as well as how much each of the characters jumped off the page I found the pacing well done and the plot really interesting This is a great adult lit read about friendship if you're looking for such book I recommend this one

  5. Elaine Elaine says:

    A story called Indian Summer set in the Devon countryside in August is one that you just know is going to be evocative and this one most definitely is it puts you right there with the descriptions of the area and the people I could almost taste a Devon cream tea as I was reading it The characters are mostly in their autumn years and I really fell in love with them especially Mungo – a retired actor most definitely a “luvvy” described as being “versatile” in his sexual favours he loves nothing than to entertain friends especially his dear old friend Kit Kit is visiting him for advice – she has a dilemma to face and needs his inputWe also meet his brother and sister in law Archie and Camilla – owners of the farming estate which is now struggling to make ends meet and they are living in a state of genteel poverty We also meet their tenants a pair of widowed brothers Philip and Billy struggling to work their farm now that Bily has been knocked down by a stroke; Emma and her young family who have come to live in one of the cottages whilst her military husband is on a tour and finally James James is a self published author and doesn’t he want everyone to know it who is staying in the area to set the tone for his next novel I loved James he really put a smile on my faceAnother very important member of the cast is Izzy – dead for a long time yet very much alive in the hearts of her friends She still has a very important part to play in the book and will be central to a secret – one that must not come to lightIt is a very gentle book almost cosy the story of friendships that go back decades and the bonds between the characters They will do anything for each other including making sure that their secrets remain hidden There is an element of mystery and suspense but only a small one this is certainly not a thriller by any means it is just a really lovely story about a fantastic group of characters It is a very relaxing easy to read book which I thoroughly enjoyed Many thanks to the publishers for the review copy

  6. Lisa Montanaro Lisa Montanaro says:

    An enjoyable novel with a uirky and delightful cast of characters It takes place in the English countryside outside of London and centers around a farm with family friends and some tenants all in residence As the characters stories unfold you realize that their lives are all intertwined in one way or the other that long buried secrets are slowly coming to life and that they’re all going to be affected in someway There’s a little mystery a little humor and some very good character development as well as descriptions of the English countryside Made me want to curl up with a big pot of earl grey tea while chewing on cakes and biscuits and read all day Delightful

  7. Kim Kim says:

    Marcia Willets book An Indian Summer was a treasure to read A gorgeous setting in a beautiful rural village in Devon and a brilliant cast of characters You could uite easily imagine yourself moving in and getting to know everyone The time of year just wraps you in a dream of summer perfect for a drizzly Easter weekendSir Mungo a retired actor treats his home as a retreat for his friends in London His old friend Kit is visiting She has a decision to make and is hoping that Sir Mungo will help She has a letter from a past love Many secrets are uncovered with the different character throughout the bookMany friendships are explored and it really does feel like a cosy read wrapped in a fleecy blanket I’d love to read books by this authorWith many thanks to Random House Uk Transworld and Net Galley for a copy of this book It won't be the last Marcia Willet I read

  8. Lolly K Dandeneau Lolly K Dandeneau says:

    How odd love is thinks Kit Like a virus attacking us when we’re lowPlenty of memories swirl around this collection of friends from love that never was to unexplained disappearances and lonely guests that may step into a mess of mistakes Old age seems like a disguise so many of us think everything is finished past the first blush of youth But there are dark troubling buried secrets for some years of wear and tear first loves that got away only to reappear when you feel so ridiculously worn down Friendships are richer for their mileage as with Mungo retired actor famous and Kit visiting him in the Devonshire countryside Long ago Mungo was with Izzy who is no longer living but it was a cover Izzy was involved with another man Robert and though their history is dusty what happened between them will play a vital role in this novel For Kit thespian Mungo will again direct in a sense by helping guide her to a rekindled flame for Jake now a widower and free to love her But is it too late for all that?This is a bit like a summer breeze with a hint of trouble There is a farm owned by Mungo’s brother Archie Archie and his wife Camilla are having trouble staying afloat the threat of selling creates complications for others due to a dark secret rooted deep in the past and the land On this land too are the renters Emma with her family her little boy Joe missing his father away serving with the AF as much as military wife Emma is lonely and hungry for affection and attention Soon Marcus enters the scene a surprise since he too is supposed to be serving elsewhere Marcus is struggling with his own family problems a separation There is an attraction both are yearning for different things could it be so bad to have something for herself? What exactly are Marcus’s motives? It’s not as easy to seduce a woman with her children around How does young Joe experience a budding forbidden relationship between his mother and another man? Will she go through with it? James is there to write in uiet peace without distraction He just has to figure out how to write from a woman’s perspective which apparently according to his wife he is terrible at He watches he collects everything he sees ideas percolate in his creative mind and he uses his surroundings to write What is the deal with the weird guy he keeps seeing around?These are brief moments in the lives of all the characters Some face difficult times financially others are weighted down by guilt some are there for escape but all come together to make a wonderful summer story It is a uiet story without anything too wild but I felt the confusion inside the hearts of the characters is something we can all relate to Kit having a second life of sorts is something we should see of in fiction You still have a pulse as you ageA nice read with the countryside as settingAvailable NowSt Martin’s PressThomas Dunne Books

  9. Angie Angie says:

    35 starsThis is my first opportunity to read a book by Marcia Willett and it was enjoyable Indian Summer is a gentle paced family storiesmystery Comparable to maybe Rosamunde Pilcher with a modern twist or Maeve Binchy There is a colorful cast of characters here who are anything but predictable Relationships of all sorts seem to be the focus in this book Sir Mungo is an ex actor who has retired to his family property in Devon His brother and wife live there too and although they've led stable lives still have a few secrets Cottages on the estate are also rented out and it was fun seeing how their lives intertwine with the family's Mungo's London friends love popping over for visits and bring drama and excitement to the otherwise uiet countryside As the summer passes though the past comes rushing to the front with it's mysteries and secrets How will their relationships hold up after they are forced to confront the past? Beautiful descriptions of the setting Recommended to those who enjoy gentle type familymystery storiesMany thanks to NetGalley Thomas Dunne Books and Marcia Willett for the opportunity to read and honestly review the ARC

  10. Betty Betty says:

    A novel set among the peaceful filling hills of Devon England A new author for me and I will read her again Her characters brought right into the story The descriptions brought the area into my homea Secrets have been hidden for years but at this time events are threatening them coming to light Kit is visiting Sir Mungo to relieve her heart An old love has surfaced again and asked to see her again Not knowing what she desires Kit is hiding out in the area Mungo brother Tom has been having problems holding the family's acreage together due to current cost and aging Tom has rented out a refurbished cottage to the wife of the soldier who is on combat duty in the east This adds much to the story Mungo needs to convince Tom to sell him the orchard to prevent secrets coming alight Will he succeed? I highly recommend the bookDisclosure I received a free copy from St Martin's Press through NetGalley for an honest reviewI would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book The opinions expressed are my own

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Indian Summer ❰EPUB❯ ✰ Indian Summer Author Marcia Willett – Some memories can be forgottenothers won't ever go away For renowned actor Sir Mungo his uiet home village in Devon provides the perfect retreat Close by are his brother and his wife and the rural loc Some memories can be forgottenothers won't ever go away For renowned actor Sir Mungo his uiet home village in Devon provides the perfect retreat Close by are his brother and his wife and the rural location makes his home the ideal getaway for his old friends in LondonAmong those is Kit who comes to stay for the summer bringing with her a letter from her first and only love Jake and a heart in turmoil Years have passed since they last saw each other and now he has written to Kit asking to meet againAs the summer unfolds secrets are uncovered that will shatter the sleepy community and even tear a family apart But those involved soon realize that the only way to move forward might be to confront the past.

  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Indian Summer
  • Marcia Willett
  • English
  • 03 August 2016
  • 9781250121035

About the Author: Marcia Willett

Willa Marsh and is published in than sixteen countries Marcia Willett's early life was devoted to the ballet but her dreams of becoming a ballerina ended when she grew out of the classical proportions reuired She had always loved books and a family crisis made her take up a new career as a novelist a decision she has never regretted She lives in a beautiful and wild part of Devon where she loves to be visited by her son and young family.