The Summer House by Marcia Willett

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For years, Marcia Willett has touched readers with her poignant novels about the intricacies of friendship and family. Now, in The Summer House, she explores the secrets that families keep, and the decisions, made in an instant, that can change our lives.

Matt has always felt that there was something missing in his life. His mother kept all his childhood memories in a small inlaid wooden box, along with many photos of Matt as a child. But something about these photos has always puzzled Matt. Why doesn't he remember those clothes? The toys? And where, in the photos, is his sister Imogen?
Meanwhile, Imogen is living with her husband and their baby in a rented cottage. Ever since she was a child, she has loved the Summer House, a charming cottage on the grounds of a beautiful and ancient house in Exmoor. When she has a chance to buy but her husband refuses to move, Imogen begins to question the seemingly picturesque life she has built for herself. Eventually, the Summer House provides the key to the strange and tragic secret which has affected everyone involved.

 

About Marcia Willett

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Born in Somerset, in the west country of England, Marcia Willett was the youngest of five girls. This is the third of several early novels that will be published by Thomas Dunne Books; her more recent novels include A Week in Winter, A Summer in the Country, The Children’s Hour, The Birdcage, and Echoes of the Dance.
 
Published June 19, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books. 304 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In Sara’s eyes, Milo’s fortune could be lost to Matt and Imogen, two children Lottie brought into the family after their father’s death and whose mother has recently died.

Jul 01 2012 | Read Full Review of The Summer House

Lancashire Evening Post

In the grounds is the enchanting Summer House, a former art studio turned cottage, and Imogen, happily married to vet Julian and the proud mother of baby daughter Rosie, is eager to take up Milo’s offer to buy it as their home.

Jul 29 2010 | Read Full Review of The Summer House

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