Book Reviews of The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1)

The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1)
The Summerhouse - Summerhouse, Bk 1
Author: Jude Deveraux
ISBN-13: 9780671014186
ISBN-10: 0671014188
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 350
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 102 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 4
I have given this book to all my girlfriends. It is the best book ever. I know the girls in the book and can relate to them so well. How much fun this is to think we could all go back and make changes in our lives. Really great read.
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 83 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was a really good read with a unique plot! Three women reunite at a summerhouse and are given the opportunity from a "Madame Zoya" ro relive any 3 weeks from the past. Interesting!! How will they decide what dream that got away to follow? Read this book and you may just want to go and dust off some of your own old dreams!!
craftnut avatar reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
An interesting idea, but the story lines are glossed over and underdeveloped. This would have been a much better book if only one of the three women's story was told at a time. All the good guys are rich and handsome (yeah, really?) and all the bad ones are really bad. The extremes make this a little too predictable. The women are all doormats until their experience. There were a number of plot points glossed over which would have made for a richer experience, such as a courtroom battle we don't get to read, just a gloss over of the outcome. OK for a beach read, but if you are looking for depth, look elsewhere.
birdiemakers avatar reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Interesting story with a little science fiction thrown in. Three woman who meet at the DMV Office. They get together many years later and share their life's stories. That is when the book really get's interesting and hard to put down. My first book from this author but definitely want to try more of her work!
mandyf-ctrs avatar reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book was different than a lot of books about women, with a 'supernatural' twist. Really enjoyed it, although I was apprehensive about it at first.
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I could not put it down. I suggest everyone should read this book at least once
englishrose7 avatar reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 115 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is a wonderful story that I would recommend for any woman in a relationship or who struggled with a relationship in the past. I was able to identify closely with one of the characters in this story, and really enjoyed it. I have to admit that I was not prepared for the "twist" in the plot. What a great read!
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
An excellent book.
emohama avatar reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
I've already read it twice! This one is staying on my bookshelf!
Delightful!
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 57 more book reviews
A very quick read which I just couldn't put down.
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating this turning point at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott-friends since they met in line at the New York City Department of Motor Vehicles nearly two decades ago-are now taking stock of their lives and loves, their wishes and choices. But none of them expects the gift that awaits her at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality.....
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
This book was very enjoyable to read, I liked it alot!
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
If you are one that likes to put yourself in the books you read, this is a great one. It caught my attention from the beginning wanting to know what each woman was going to say happened in their lives. I like the idea of people meeting, as these woman did in the DMV and were able to become friends out of that meeting. It's a "good feeling" read.
chilegirl avatar reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on
This was a fun escape book.
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on
Book was slow going in the beginning, but as it picked up speed I was totally drawn
to all 3 women & couldnt wait to find out what happens to them. I thought the story was
wonderful, unbelievable & very insightful all at the same time. This book will really
give you something to think about. What would you do if you were given this chance of
a lifetime? To me, all 3 women made the right choice for the right reasons. Share this
book with a few of your good friends & then get together & talk about what you would all
do if given such a gift. Its fun!
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on
Thia was really a good book. Three friends and their mistakes. Then they all have the chance to re-do part of their lives. What to do and what would you do?
lee avatar reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 131 more book reviews
Very good read!
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on
really enjoyed this book
cborgmann avatar reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 35 more book reviews
Three women on a flute meet find out in time that they were put together for a reason. For a christian type book a bit on the supernatural twist, which is something I do not believe in but all in all this is really a good read. Women can relate to these women in today's time. If you could go back and change your life and decide after three weeks if you want the life you already have or the life to begin again at that point, which would you choose. I applauded two of the women in the book and was a bit disappointed in the decision of the third. It is really a good read and I did have a hard time putting the book down. I was reading it before work, at lunch and missing my favortie TV shows to just read the book.
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What if a woman could go back to the beginning and rethink her choices for love and life? When Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott first met, they were in their early 20s and the world lay before them with its infinite possibilities. Now that they\'re about to turn 40, they reunite for a weekend at a summerhouse in Maine where they share the details of their lives during the past 20 years. Each woman has serious doubts and questions about the path she chose to follow, but none of them suspect the startling opportunity they\'re about to be offered to relive those choices and change their futures.
Thought-provoking, entertaining, and downright delightful, Jude Deveraux\'s The Summerhouse deftly develops the individual stories of the three women in fascinating detail while maintaining the overall focus on the central tale. The ties of sisterhood and shared experience that bind the three resonate with depth and clarity--no wonder then that Deveraux is a perennial favorite with readers. There is little doubt that this volume will join her lengthy list of bestsellers
reviewed The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
Great story about three girlfriends turning 40 on the same day. It is the story of their lives... Read it in one day.....