The Last Summer


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Berkley Books
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5.4 X 1.1 X 8.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Judith Kinghorn was born in Northumberland, educated in the Lake District, and is a graduate in English and History of Art. She lives in England with her husband and two children.


"An enchanting story of love and war, and the years beyond."--Penny Vincenzi, bestselling author of Wicked Pleasures

"A sumptuous, absorbing tale of love in time of war."--Rachel Hore, Sunday Times of London bestselling author of A Place of Secrets

"Irresistible...sensuous prose, elegant settings and fascinating characters."--Margaret Wurtele, author of The Golden Hour

"Well drawn characters combined with flawless writing make Kinghorn's debut a triumph. This story kept me up for many nights in a row, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Un-put-downable and relentlessly intriguing, this is a tale for the ages. I expect it's not the last we'll hear from this talented story teller; at least, I hope not!"--Dish Magazine

"A dense and luscious read that is emotionally gripping and at times unsettling, but is a powerful tale of love, regret, and both the loss of Clarissa's innocence and that of England's."--Heroes and Heartbreakers

"A wonderful and heartbreaking love story...Highly recommended!"--One More Page

"An atmospheric and haunting read. It takes the reader from languorous summer days by the lake on a country estate to the horror of the trenches with equal aplomb...Judith Kinghorn skillfully navigates our journey through love and loss...This is the perfect balance of romance and grit by a great new writer. Don't miss it!"--The Riddle of Writing

"Don't miss The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn. [An] epic and enthralling love story set against the backdrop of the Great War."--F anny Blake, Woman and Home

"An enchanting read of Rachel Hore/Downton Abbey ilk, big storytelling stuff of social and political change spanning the First World War and beyond. It's a glorious read, highly recommended."--Sarah Broadhurst, The Bookseller

"The year is 1914 and love and war are about to transform privileged 16 year-old Clarissa's charmed existence forever. This sumptuous romance is made for fans of Downton."--The Lady Magazine