A Certain Summer Free E–pub

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  • A Certain Summer
  • Patricia Beard
  • English
  • 06 October 2020
  • 9781476710266

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characters ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Patricia Beard A Certain Summer Free read ¸ 104 History’s indelible scars Helen Wadsworth’s husband Arthur was declared missing in action during an OSS operation in France but the official explanation was mysteriously nebulous Now raising a teenage son who longs to know the truth about his father Helen turns to Frank Hartman her husband’s best friend and his partner on the mission when he disappeared Frank however seems intent on filling the void in Helen’s life that Arthur’s absence has left As Helen’s affection for Frank grows. This book is a lot of history following WWII that is rarely addressed in other books On the island of Wauregan the reader sees a microcosm of society following a horrific period of history It s summer and the uietly elite return to their summer homes to resume life like before the war Of course there are absences felt as some of the men did not return Also becoming apparent is that the men who did return left a vital piece of themselves behind The scars left on them are rarely ones that can be seen This is how we meet Peter a younger man who spent time in a psych ward before returning to society This is looked upon with some abhorrence Peter must be weak if he had to go to the nut house Of course it becomes much apparent that Peter may be a lucky one to have had the time to talk and process the horrors of the war The other men simply came home with the expectation they would insert themselves into their old lives carrying their horrors and memories stoically and without repercussionsHelen doesn t know if she s a war widow or not She is raising her teenage son while her husband Arthur has been missing in action for the past four years He joined the OSS and was reported missing His best friend Frank keeps coming around and he intimates that he will find out as he is in the infancy of the CIA but it is clear from the onset that something is weird about Frank The history and glimpses into the lesser known elements of post war are very well researched and covered in the book Peter returns with a German Shepherd that was used as a scout in the Pacific There is a history on the use of dogs in war and how they were retrained afterward The story shows the complete dedication the dogs had to their trainers and owners This is touching and interesting The story gives snippets of the men on the island and the way they are adapting back into civilian life Some have turned to liuor Others have become withdrawn Most have nightmares and awaken to themselves screaming All have seen and experienced horrific scenes Other books describe the horrors of war and specifically this war This book is really about what happened after the conflict ended The story itself was interesting although it didn t grab my attention as much as other books have At the same time I really did enjoy knowing about the post war experiences and the way everybody learned to adapt I was particularly drawn to any of the characters besides Peter and Max Even Helen was mostly uninteresting to me I did like the ending uite a bit There is appropriately closure with an open invitation that is accepted but the reader is not privy to the actual scene But the ending is very appropriate

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characters ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Patricia Beard A Certain Summer Free read ¸ 104 So does her guilt especially when Peter Gavin a handsome Marine who was brutally tortured by the Japanese and has returned with a faithful war dog unexpectedly stirs new desires With her heart pulled in multiple directions Helen doesn’t know whom to trust especially when a shocking discovery forever alters her perception of both love and war Part mystery part love story and part insider’s view of a very private world A Certain Summer resonates in the heart long after the last page is turned. This book lacked emotion It had such promise but every time I thought I would finally care about one of the characters the author jumped to a different storyline Very frustrating read

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characters ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Patricia Beard A Certain Summer Free read ¸ 104 A richly evocative debut novel set in an exclusive summer colony along the east coast during the aftermath of World War II for fans of Kate Morton and Jamie FordNothing ever changes at Wauregan” That mystiue is the tradition of the idyllic island colony off the shore of Long Island the comforting tradition that its summer dwellers have lived by for over half a century But in the summer of 1948 after a world war has claimed countless men even those who came home the time has come to deal with. Sadly summer does not last forever but those who long for sunny lazy days can always have them close at hand if they have a book beside them A Certain Summer is a great example of a story to read if you want to hang on to these last days of summer or to read in winter when the bitter cold days make summer seem like a far off dream While it may not be a favorite of mine the setting was to die for especially if you love seaside living or beach vacations A Certain Summer definitely captures the carefree spirit of summer while reminding readers of the struggles that soldiers and their families faced following World War IIHaving just finished a novel set during the second World War last week this book made it easier for me to imagine what heartaches and dilemmas families on the home front had to deal with as well as those returning home from service I ve read many books that addressed PTSD in our current generation and it s really interesting how far we ve come since the 40s when it was sort of frowned upon to talk about what vets saw during war A Certain Summer also features a military war dog named Max How citizens looked at returning war dogs was also interesting some with fear that dogs who were trained for the battlefield could never be rehabilitated and some with respect and care that they deserved Max definitely added to the uniueness of the bookA Certain Summer is certainly not a fluffy read but nevertheless it s a book that you can take with you and enjoy at the beach The sand and surf of the seaside at Wauregan the exclusive private island for some of New York s most elite families was brought to life so much so that I could almost hear the waves hitting the shore A talent show boating trips ferry rides and bicycles all hearken back to the days when life was a bit slow Helen Jack Peter The Judge and even the MWD Max are eually complex and interesting characters anyone who you could have met at the beach in the 1940s I m not really sure what to say about how the story ended but I felt like there were some things left open that I wish were settled Overall this was a good story and I will probably end up giving Patricia Beard s next book a try Note Some strong language and mild sexual contentI received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR Part 255