The Summer Invitation (Hardcover)
Roaring Brook Press, 9781596438293, 192pp.
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
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When Franny and her older sister, Valentine, are summoned by their aunt Theodora from foggy San Francisco to sunny New York City for one summer, they are taken to timeless locales like Bemelmans Bar and the Sherry-Netherland and instructed on how to be a lady by their chaperone, Clover, Aunt Theodora's protégé. Franny is thrilled by all of the sophisticated outings, but Valentine has more pressing concerns. Boys! As they wander around New York City going lingerie shopping and learning about the simple elegance of a cucumber sandwich, they unearth secrets about Aunt Theo's romantic past and even have a few romantic adventures of their own, in Charlotte Silver's The Summer Invitation.
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Praise For The Summer Invitation…
“This is a coming-of-age story about two sisters who are invited to spend their summer in New York City by an old friend of their mother's . . . An easy, lighthearted read.” —School Library Journal
“A comfy love letter to New York City and times gone by . . . Perfect for someone who wants some nice, clean nostalgia.” —Booklist
“This slender, slice-of-summer story . . . has charm to burn and will appeal to readers who appreciate a romantic aesthetic.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Silver excels at creating atmospheric nostalgia in her stylish first book for teens, capturing a transformative moment in time.” —Publishers Weekly