September Author:Rosamunde Pilcher An audience of millions have awaited Rosamunde Pilcher's new novel, and with "September" they will not be disappointed. Rich and involving, it teems with memorable and above all human characters coping with universal human difficulties and experiences. Set in Mrs. Pilcher's native Scotland, the novel begins in May as invitations are being writte... more »n for a party in September. September is an extraordinary month in Scotland, when a brief but glorious summer is ending and the long, gray winter has yet to begin. It is a time of almost frenzied rounds of parties and houseguests and reels. September is the month when marriage is proposed and marriages break up, when even normally reticent Scots, Londoners, and Americans drink a little too much, dance a little too late into the night, when promises are made, hearts are broken, and long-buried family secrets can come to light.
With consummate skill, Rosamunde Pilcher draws more than a dozen major characters from London, New York, Scotland, and Spain to the little town of Stratcroy. The occasion is to be a twenty-first birthday party, but as May becomes June and the summer commences, the reader can almost feel the tug of inexorable fate propelling Pilcher's marvelous characters to their inevitable---and often surprising---destinies.
"September" is a novel to be savored, a curl-up-under-the-cover kind of old-fashioned read hardly anyone knows how to write anymore. It is a book to be savored and cherished-not just in September, but in any month of any year.« less