Book Reviews of Summer of Roses (Summer's Child, Bk 2)

Summer of Roses (Summer's Child, Bk 2)
Summer of Roses - Summer's Child, Bk 2
Author: Luanne Rice
ISBN-13: 9780553587661
ISBN-10: 0553587668
Publication Date: 5/30/2006
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 212 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I stopped listening 1/2 way through the 2nd disc. By that point, we haven't even met the villian and we're almost half way through the story. It was a lot of running around worried about what Edward was going to do. Well I got bored waiting for him to turn up and do anything at all.

Sorry, it just didn't take off for me.
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This was one of my favorites from Luanne Rice about friendships, love, and lessons learned. This is the second book in a series of two.
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A good read. Shows what Domestic Abuse can do to loved ones, and the lengths they go to escape.
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Rice continues the compelling story she started inSummer's Child. A terrific thriller.
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An exciting tale of hope and despair. Exploring human emontions and the healing power of love.Takes place on the coast of Nova Scotia,2 friends and their daughters have found refuge in a small town.Both hiding from the past.But a stranger comes to town , bearing secerts from the past and news of an uncertain future. Each woman will face choices that will shape all seasons to come, between lives left behinde , mystries unsolved, and loves that must be reclaimed or abandoned forever. Good book!!!
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Probably the best of any of her books, and I've read them all. A continuation of the story and characters introduced in Summer's Child.

Has you rooting for good over evil.
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Continues the story started in Summer's Child.
Very sweet story, and I enjoyed reading the rest of the story about the characters in her previous book.
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it's the murderous husband and runaway wife plot . .with a twist
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Lily Malone and nine year old Rose are making a new home in Novia Scotia and meet new friends Marisa Taylor and her daughter, Jessica. Both women have been treated badly by men and are learning to move on...
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very good story
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"Luanne Rice...brings full circle one of her most compelling explorations of the heart...all teh ways it can be broken...and the magic that makes it whole again."

Follows Summer's Child
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This book is compelling explorations of the heart..all ways it can be broken..and the magic that makes it whole again. Very good reading
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On the windswept coast of Nova Scotia, two friends and their young daughters have found refuge in the rugged community of Cape Hawk. Lily Malone and nine-year-old Rose are making a new home with a man who will do whatever it takes to protect them. Marisa Taylor and young Jessica are beginning to recapture the music that once filled their world with joy. But now a stranger from faraway New England has made his way to Cape Hawk, bearing secrets from the past and news of an uncertain future. And each woman will face choices that will irrevocably shape all the seasons to come---between lives left behind, mysteries unsolved, and loves that must be reclaimed or abandoned forever...
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Luanne Rice brings full circle one of her most compelling exploration of the heart, all the ways it can be broken and the magic that makes it whole again.
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This is the companion book to "Summer's Child". Good storytelling by Rice, as usual.
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This was a very good book. Easy reading. Finished it in one day
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This sensitively written work of womens fiction is a direct follow-up to SUMMERS CHILD. Nine years ago, heavily pregnant Mara Jameson escaped her abusive husband, Edward, by faking her death and changing her name to Lily Malone. Despite the health problems of her daughter ,Rose, Mara/Lily has found a measure of happiness in Nova Scotia with another man, one-armed oceanographer Liam Neill. But now her carefully constructed new life is threatened. Lilys beloved grandmother is seriously ill, impelling Lilys return to her Connecticut hometown...and to a confrontation with Edward, who, alerted that his wife and child are still alive, becomes determined to gain custody of Rose
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I lost interest in this book and did not finish it.
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This is the continued story about Mara Jameson/Lily Malone from the 1st book "Summer's Child" this 2nd book explain's the whole story. " On the windswept coast of Nova Scotia, two friends and their young daughters have found refuge in the rugged community of Cape Hawk. Lily Malone and 9 year old Rose are making a new home with a man who will do whatever it takes to protect them. Marisa Taylor and young Jessica are beginning to recapture the music that once filled their world with joy. But now a stranger from faraway New England has made his way to Cape Hawk, bearing secrets from the past and news of an uncertain future. And each woman will face choices that will irrevocably shape all the seasons to come-- between lives left behind, mysteries unsolved, and loves that must be reclaimed or abondoned forever.....
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This is an incredible book! I loved this book and the book that this one followed- Summer's Child. Luanne Rice just pulls you into the lives of her characters so well that you find yourself almost caring for them. That's the sign of a truely incredible author. I have read three books by Luanne Rice now but I think I would recommend anything that she's written.
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loved this book and the first one that goes with it. Great stories!
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I found Summer of Roses by Luanne Rice to be a very enjoyable read. This was a tale of not one but two love stories and a lot of life's not so pleasant realities. I really love a story that brings me to tears and Summer of Roses did that more than once.
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Picks up where "Summer's Child" left off. These characters are easy to love and care about.
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SUMMER OF ROSES is the perfect sequel to last year's SUMMER'S CHILD. The relationships that began in that first book--that between Lily and Liam; the health of young Rose; the fleeing of Marisa and her daughter, Jessica; the culmination of former detective Patrick's search for Maura; the ending health crisis of Maeve; the horrors rendered by abuser Edward Hunter--are all beautifully brought to a conclusion.

I loved SUMMER'S CHILD, but was sometimes irritated at the slow pace of the storyline starring Liam and Lily. Although the abuse she'd suffered at the hands of her first husband, Edward, forced the progression to be a slow one, nine years is a really long time!

Thankfully, things move faster in SUMMER OF ROSES, and I treasured each scene as it unfolded. Although the book can stand alone, I highly recommend reading SUMMER'S CHILD first, because the background information you'll gain on each character will make you appreciate this current offering even more.
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sequal to summer's child and even more exciting.
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This book continues the tale of characters met in Luanne Rice's "Summer's Child". The book can be followed without having read "Summer's Child", but there is certainly more depth to the characters, setting, and plot if you have experienced the first book. I loved both of them! I am sad to let these characters go. Rich description, beautiful setting, sensitive and believable characters are the highlights of this book. Although there is a bit of "magic" to the plot, which is somewhat contrived, it is the story of family love and ties that bind....definitely a great summer/beach book!
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This sequel did not disappoint. Very quick read with a feel good ending.
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In Connecticut, Lily learns that Maeve has carbon monoxide poisoning. She believes Edward tried to murder her grandmother, hoping to bring Lily home. Edward finds Rose in spite of Liam and Lily's attempt to hide her. When Edward and Lily meet, he threatens her, saying she has no idea what will happen next. His threats are especially terrifying since Rose has suspected him of being a serial killer.
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I really liked this book. It was intriguing.
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SUMMER OF ROSES is the perfect sequel to last year's SUMMER'S CHILD. The relationships that began in that first book--that between Lily and Liam; the health of young Rose; the fleeing of Marisa and her daughter, Jessica; the culmination of former detective Patrick's search for Maura; the ending health crisis of Maeve; the horrors rendered by abuser Edward Hunter--are all beautifully brought to a conclusion.

I loved SUMMER'S CHILD, but was sometimes irritated at the slow pace of the storyline starring Liam and Lily. Although the abuse she'd suffered at the hands of her first husband, Edward, forced the progression to be a slow one, nine years is a really long time!

Thankfully, things move faster in SUMMER OF ROSES, and I treasured each scene as it unfolded. Although the book can stand alone, I highly recommend reading SUMMER'S CHILD first, because the background information you'll gain on each character will make you appreciate this current offering even more.
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Great reading
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This is brand new hard copy second part of Summer's Child. Very good
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Excellent book, with mystery and romance.
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Made me laugh, cry, and stay up all night reading it
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A story about two friends and their young daughters on the coast of Nova Scotia. A good book.
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I couldn't put this book down. I suggest reading Summers Child by Rice before this one. It is very good story line about an abused woman who had the courage to leave her situation and learn how to trust people again, then take her life back. I have never read any bad by Luanne Rice.
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Very enjoyable book. A quick and easy read.
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In Nova Scotia, two friends and their daughters found refuge in the rugged community of CapeHawk. Lily Malone and 9 yr. old Rose are making a new home w/ a man who will do whatever it takes to protect them. Marisa Taylor and young Jessica are beginning to recapture the music that once filled their world with joy. Now a stranger from faraway New England has made his way to Cape Hawk, bearing secrets from the past and news of an uncertain future. Each woman will face choices that will irrevocably shape all theseasons to come between lives left behind, mysteries unsolved, and loves that must be reclaimed or abandoned forever......
I couldn't put the book down........very good, I love reading her books anyway.
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Excellent book. Romance, mystery, it has it all. Very much enjoyed this book and this author.
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Good read. the 2nd book following "Summers Child"
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Sequel to Summer's Child. Find out what happens to Rose and her mom when they come out of hiding to reunite with their dying loved one.
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Just what you would expect from Luanne Rice in this sequal.
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Really good book! Goes along with Summer's Child.
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I loved it! A real page turner!
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The third book in the series about women who escape abusive men. This is about Lily and her daughter who escaped her husband many years ago. She now returns to care for her grandmother who is very sick. Great book!
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This is another of Luanne Rice's books set in Hubbard's Point and Nova Scotia. It is as fantastic as all her previous books.
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the sequel to Summer's Child - great read!
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I just love Luanne Rice. A great story. This is a sequel so read the other one first!
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On the windswept coast of Nova Scotia, two friends and thier young daughters have found refuge in the rugged community of Cape Hawk. Lily Malone and nine-year old Rose are making a new home with a man who will do whatever it takes to protect them. Marisa Taylor and young Jessica are beginning to recapture the music that once filled their world with joy. But now a stranger from faraway New England has made his way to Cape Hawk, bearing secrets from the past and news of an uncertain future. And each woman will face choices that will irrevocably shape all the seasons to come - between the lives left behind, mysteries unsolved, and loves that must be reclaimed or abandoned forever.
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Sequel to Summer's Child. On the windswept coast of Nova Scotia, two friends and their young daughters have found refuge in the rugged community of Cape Hawk. Lily Malone and nine-year-old Rose are making a new home with the man who will do whatever it takes to protect them. Marisa Taylor and young Jessica are beginning to recapture the music that once filled their world with joy. But now a stranger from far away New England has made his way to Cape Hawk,bearing secrets from the past and news of an uncertain furture. And each woman will face choices that will irrevocably shape all the seasons to come-between lives left behind,mysteries unsolved and loves that must be reclaimed or abandoned forever..........great read and answers all those questions left over from Summer's Child
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Annther wonderful story from Luanne Rice!
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Good one
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Good book
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Their lives are a tapestry woven together by love and loss, tragedy and hope. On the windswept coast of Nova Scotia, the rugged community of Cape Hawk has been a blessed refuge to two friends and their young daughters. Lily Malone and nine-year-old Rose have faced down terrors others can only imagine. They are making a new home with a haunted man who will do whatever it takes to protect them. Marisa Taylor is struggling to recapture the music that once colored her world with magic and joy as she tries to build a new life for young Jessica.
But now, after years of searching, a man from far away New England has made his way to Cape Hawk--a man bearing secrets from the past and news of an uncertain future. And in the fullness of summer, each woman will face choices that will irrevocably shape all the seasons to come.
For each of these unforgettable characters, this summer of roses will be a time of renewal and transformation that will circle inevitably to lives left behind, a mystery unsolved, a love reclaimed.
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I usually enjoy books by LuAnne Rice - but this one didn't grab me enough to finish.
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This book is really book two of Summer's Child. I highly recommned you read that book first or you will have no idea what is going on. This book should have been in the first book and read as one book. Please order Summer's Child first. I would have posted that book but it fell apart. The glue used to keep the pages together failded. Great book and nice easy reading.