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The Summerhouse by the Sea: The best summer beach read of 2017 by [Oliver, Jenny]
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The Summerhouse by the Sea: The best summer beach read of 2017 Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews

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PRAISE FOR JENNY OLIVER

‘Brilliantly written, this is packed full of humour and there is a wonderful thread of love… A perfect holiday read.’ – The Sun

‘This book made me want to fly to Spain and dance on the beach with a glass of sangria in my hand. The perfect summer read.’ – Sarah Morgan

'Jenny Oliver writes contemporary women's fiction which leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.’ – Books with Bunny

‘Intelligent, delightful and charming! The writing is exquisite.’ – What’s Better Than Books

‘a very uplifting story full of happy endings and guaranteed to make you smile….’ – Goodreads

‘A perfect summer read’ – This Price Is Usually Right

'A sprinkling of festivity, a touch of romance and a glorious amount of mouth-watering baking!' – Rea Book Review

'…it was everything I enjoy…I couldn’t find a single flaw in the book.' – Afternoon Bookery

‘Gorgeous descriptions [and] copious amounts of delicious baking that’ll make your mouth water…what more could you ask for?' – Bookboodle

‘I didn't want to put the book down until I had reached the very last word on the last page.’ – A Spoonful of Happy Endings

About the Author

Jenny Oliver wrote her first book on holiday when she was ten years old. Illustrated with cut-out supermodels from her sister's Vogue, it was an epic, sweeping love story not so loosely based Dynasty. Since then Jenny has gone on to get an English degree and a job in publishing that's taught her what it takes to write a novel (without the help of the supermodels).


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1292 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HQ (18 May 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N2JF2E6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Summer House by the Sea is set in fictional Mariposa on the Spanish coast in Catalonia. The actual Summer House is but a taxi ride from Barcelona airport.

Ava has suffered a near death experience with the number 281 bus (which would make West London the setting for this particular incident), whilst checking her WhatsApp feed. She then has to face the funeral of her beloved Grandmother, Val, in Spain. Together with her brother Rory, who is cranky, determined and work obsessed, she has decisions to make, not only about the future of the house – the Summer House of the title – which their grandmother has left, but also about her own life. Ava wants to keep the house, Rory wants to sell, things can surely only come to a head?

Ava soon has the bit between her teeth and wants a spell of reflection to go through her life’s story contained in the house in Spain. So she promptly returns to Spain. Her own mother, it transpires mainly from letters, was not a very good mother to her children. The truth of her behaviour is quite a blow.

Meanwhile Rory, back in England, is trying to fire up his waning career. He is covering the cute scenario of a goose and a swan shacking up together in an upturned shopping trolley in the middle of a pond – #swanlovesgoose. But nothing much happens and he resorts to desperate tactics which become public knowledge. A Twitter storm ensues from which he has to escape. And escape he does to the Summer House taking his young son Max with him. Of course, Ava is already there!

The siblings are now in retreat from the internet, it’s time for a digital detox as they bask in the sun, and chew over their joint and individual lives.
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Beautifully written, this story is a summer delight. Thoroughly immersed, I wish I could move to Spain and live in this village! Reminds you what life is really about... family, community, contentment. Wonderful!
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Fabulous! Drew me in and kept my interest from beginning to end. Thankyou. Incredibly well written too, taking the reader through lots of emotions. Just loved it ☺
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Jenny Oliver is a diamond. I loved it. Fell in love with the beautiful Spanish town with the characters and Tom of course. Love Jenny Oliver can't wait for more. A MUST READ 👏👏👏👏👏
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Nice easy summer read. Will definitely look for more by this author
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Couldn't put it down hope there is another one please let me know
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I gave up halfway through this novel after reading too much about mobile phones. The author did not care enough about her writing or her characters, and neither did I.
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Really enjoyed this read but it did take some getting in to. Good book for the beach!!!!!!!!!
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