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Indian Summer

A Novel

Marcia Willett


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Library Binding, Large Print (10/1/2017)


Some memories can be forgotten…others won’t ever go away. From internationally adored author Marcia Willett comes the magnificent new novel, Indian Summer.

For renowned actor Sir Mungo, his quiet home village in Devon provides the perfect retreat. Close by are his brother and his wife, and the rural location makes his home the ideal getaway for his old friends in London.

Among those is Kit, who comes to stay for the summer, bringing with her a letter from her first and only love, Jake, and a heart in turmoil. Years have passed since they last saw each other, and now he has written to Kit asking to meet again.

As the summer unfolds, secrets are uncovered that will shatter the sleepy community, and even tear a family apart. But those involved soon realize that the only way to move forward might be to confront the past…

Praise For Indian Summer: A Novel

Praise for Marcia Willett

"Willett transports readers to bucolic Devon, where the heat and the story simmer."—Library Journal Xpress on Indian Summer

“Like Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy, Willett creates such fully dimensional characters that readers feel as if they should phone or e-mail them to keep in touch." —Rocky Mountain News on A Week in Winter

“Tender and moving . . . expertly weaves a family's past and present together to illustrate the strength of familial bonds. A memorable and emotional read to be savored.” —RT Book Review on The Children's Hour

"A domestic novel of quiet yearning, haunting memories and onerous guilt. The friendships at the novel's heart are believable and warming." —Publishers Weekly on The Way We Were

"Wonderfully, fully-developed will be pleased with this strong family drama." —Midwest Book Review on The Birdcage

"A Week in Winter was very popular with contemporary women's fiction consumers, and comparisons to Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy abounded. Readers will enjoy the heartwarming ending, vibrant characters, and the excellent depiction of the English countryside." —Booklist (starred review) on A Summer in the Country

"Tender and moving...its captivating and surprising conclusion delivers a memorable and emotional read to be savored." —Romantic Times on The Children's Hour

"Willett carries readers through a year in the life of these families, creating a deeply meaningful story about the power of family and finding the strength to face the future." —Booklist on Christmas in Cornwall

"There's a solid story to be found in this novel." —Publishers Weekly on First Friends

"Willett, like Maeve Binchy, has a knack for gently drawing readers into the unexpected depths of the lives of seemingly ordinary characters." —Booklist on First Friends

"With its strong, empathetic characters, this latest from Willett will appeal to both fans and newcomers to her warm, easy style." —Publishers Weekly on Second Time Around

Thomas Dunne Books, 9781250121035, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2017

About the Author

Born in Somerset, in the west country of England, on the day the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Marcia Willett was the youngest of five girls. Her family was unconventional and musical, but Marcia chose to train as a ballet dancer. Unfortunately her body did not develop with the classical proportions demanded by the Royal Ballet, so she studied to be a ballet teacher. Her first husband was a naval officer in the submarine service, with whom she had a son, Charles, now married and training to be a clergyman. Her second husband, Rodney, himself a writer and broadcaster, encouraged Marcia to write novels. She has published several novels in England; A Week in Winter is the first to be published in the United States.