An early effort of Pilcher's, one of my favorite authors. Her later novel Wild Mountain Thyme is a better, fuller reworking of this early effort. The older man in this story, lawyer David Stewart, is similar to the high-powered older man in WMT; the Sinclair character here is like Oliver Dobbs in WMT, and so on. Many of her female characters are younger and end up with older men, however, in her more recent book, Winter Solstice, her female character is an older woman, probably because Pilcher was, by then, older herself. Her characters in WMT are more fully developed than in this book, the scenery better imagined, the house and basic plot are all more complex, especially the character of Roddy whose house burns down in WMT. Even so, I am glad I swapped this book because after reading it, I can easily see how Pilcher's talents grew with her writing. I wish she were still writing more stories -- I enjoy them so and have kept copies of all of them because I read them over again from time to time.
Classic Pilcher, with great characters and magical scenery.
Another of Rosamunde Pilcher's magnificent portraits of human life and love, from the New York Times #1 Best selling Author, of such classicas as "Coming Home" and "well-known & beloved "The Shell Seekers. To learn more about this auhtor and her many books, you might wish to check out "The World of Rosamunde Pilcher", a richly illustarted, full-color book for all fans. With an intro by the author, recepies from her own kitchen, and extracts from her most unforgettable novels & stories.
After years spent living in the United States, Jane returns to the Scottish estate of Elvie, where she had spent a magical childhood. Memories of a lifetime spent at Elvie had always summoned the image of Sinclair to Jane's mind. Sinclair was the rakish man Jane had once dreamed of marrying, but now that she is home, she finds Sinclair to be an entirely different man from the one she had known. His enticing charm now has a purpose, and Jane can no longer trust him...or herself.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. In my opinion, it was a very easy and pleasant read for me. I didn't think that this was a particularly earth-shattering story, but overall I gave The End of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher an A!
Scotland is the setting of this book and it just made me want to go there. Her books are wonderful..once I discovered Rosamunde Pilcher I had to have all of her books.
who doesn't love the way rosamunde describes the food served at tea-time?? truly a british treasure!! wonderful read!
Sitting on a California beach at summer's end, Jane Marsh thought back to her childhood at estate called Elvie in a remote corner of Scotland. She remembered not only the heather covered hills and lonesome loch, but her grandmother, and of course, Sinclair, the man she dreamed of marrying and settling in Elvie forever. Now she has been told she must return to Scotland by her grandmother's attorney.
Jane Marsh gets a urgent visit from her grandmother's lawwyer .. she must return to Scotland..