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Summer of the Eagles [Kindle Edition]

Ros Gemmell , Kaytalin Platt
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Thirteen year old Stephanie (Stevie) loses her parents in a terrible accident, leaving her lame. Stevie’s dreams of running for Scotland are over. No longer able to cope with Stevie’s moods, Gran sends her to an aunt on a Scottish island.

Although Stevie gradually makes new friends and discovers an interest in the bird sanctuary, she soon falls into danger from two bird poachers intent on harming the eagles.
A strange boy in the hills helps Stevie. Could he have anything to do with the eagles or the painted rocks and legends of the island?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 229 KB
  • Print Length: 103 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing (9 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007SUBG5I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #641,769 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Scottish writer Romy Gemmell (Rosemary) lives on the beautiful west coast of Scotland where she writes Regency and Victorian historical fiction, and contemporary novellas with a touch of mythological fantasy set on Cyprus. Her full length novel, The Highland Lass, will be published on March 10th under her full name and is now available for pre-order!

Her short stories and articles have been published in UK national magazines, in the US, and online. She has won several prizes for short stories, including Writing Magazine's Annual Love Story Award. She also writes middle grade adventure/fantasy fiction as Ros Gemmell and her children's story, Princess Poppy and the Little Dragon, is published in Spread your Wings, from Knowonder.

Romy loves to share information with other writers and you can subscribe to her newsletter on her blog or website. She is a member of her local writing group, as well as the Society of Authors, the Scottish Association of Writers and the Romantic Novelists' Association. She loves all kinds of writing and reading and loves to dance!

Her academic background includes a BA Honours in European literature and history and a Masters in Humanities from the Open University.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully told 23 May 2012
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I loved 'Summer of the Eagles' and it's a book I'm sure I'd have adored as a tween or teen.

I won't give a summary here, as others have done so in their reviews, but I would just like to say that I particularly liked the character of Karig and the uncertainty over who, exactly, he was. Just the right degree of mystery in what was otherwise a realistic and heartwarming story of a young girl coming to terms with bereavement.

Ros Gemmell is clearly an author to watch and I look forward to reading more of her books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mystical Summer Adventure on a Scottish Island 21 April 2012
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Summer of the Eagles is a story to be enjoyed by all, whether young teenagers or adults. Thirteen year old Stevie, orphaned and injured in an accident is taken to her aunt's on a Scottish island to heal both her body and mind, but here she discovers poachers out to steal the eagles' eggs, and Karig, a mysterious boy, who watches over her.
It is told in a gentle style that brings out the beauty of the island, and describes how Stevie grows up during her stay on the island. Definitely a satisfying book to take on holiday. Especially if you are off to the Scottish Islands!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Summer of the Eagles 17 April 2012
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This Scottish tale had me misty-eyed from the start! The author's sympathetic handling of the issues affecting a troubled young girl ensures we empathise with Stevie. She lost both parents in an accident and is sent by Gran to Aunt Jen on a small island. Stevie needs to recuperate from her injuries - mentally and physically. As she slowly recovers, she is watched-over by the mysterious Karig - protector of the endangered eagles. But - there is a new danger for both Stevie and the eagles... Read this fast-paced tale to its beautiful conclusion, for although essentially a tween novel, it will appeal to the angst-ridden youngster in all of us. And as for those who spent so much time on this very island, we can bathe in the memory of cycling - along-side Stevie - during those happy, hot summers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You don't have to be a tween to enjoy it 16 April 2012
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I downloaded Ros's book yesterday morning and by early afternoon had it completely read. You don't have to be a tween to enjoy it.

Ros's book drew me in from the beginning and kept me hooked until the end. Her style is perfect for the younger audience, yet works well for the older reader as well.

Stevie's character was realistic and her pain of losing her parents and hurt at being sent by her Gran (who Stevie lived with after the accident) to her aunt's was sympathetically portrayed.

Her depiction of the Scottish landscape's rugged beauty makes it easy to visualize it as you read.

I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery and adventure on a Scottish island 16 April 2012
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Stevie's life has been turned upside down by a terrible car accident in which she lost both her parents and which left her lame.Her reluctance to spend a summer with her aunt on an island where she knows no one is a great focus for the plot of this exciting tween novel.Readers are engaged from the very start,wanting to know more about the strangers who arrive on the ferry as well as about the mysterious Karig who has apparently some kind of guardian role. Eager to find out exactly what is going on, the reader follows Stevie through her early despair to her final coming to terms with her situation.
The action is well paced, the descriptions of the island vivid and the characters well delineated.Gradually, through Stevie's adventures on the island, we come to learn the secrets of the eagles.
This is a novel that, once started, is difficult to put down.Although it is aimed at the tween market,it will appeal also to adults as they relive, through Stevie, the uncertainties of early adulthood.
An ideal summer read.
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