A Song for Summer

A Song for Summer

Book - 1997
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This romantic novel tells the story of Ellen Carr, whose magical life working at the Schloss Hallendorf in Austria is threatened by the rise of Nazism. Through her growing friendship with the groundsman Marek, Ellen experiences the dreadful reality of flight from Germany and the stirrings of love.
Publisher: London : Century, c1997
ISBN: 9780712678094
0712678093
Branch Call Number: IBB
Characteristics: 282 p. ;,22 cm

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marthabwaters
Apr 30, 2016

I liked this pretty well, in the sense that I like all of Ibbotson's historical fiction because of the amazing amount of detail she includes, bringing a time and a place fully to life, along with lots of wonderful characters. However, this one is a biiiiit meandering, and so I didn't really tear through it like I did some of her others. I also found the resolution of the central romance a trifle dissatisfying; however, full credit to Ibbotson for bringing pre-war Austria so vividly to life.

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sunshineagain
Jun 05, 2012

This is my least favorite Ibbotson book so far. The book goes off in so many directions and takes too long to cross paths and bring resolution. A disappointing ending and the evolution of the characters makes one dislike them instead of rooting for them.

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sunshineagain
Jun 05, 2012

sunshineagain thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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