Today I am hosting an extract from the debut novel Summertime by Venessa Lafaye. Please follow the link to read an extract.
I have also been lucky enough to host a giveaway for this fab book- I am sorry this is for UK only. All you have to do is comment below telling me what you will be doing this summertime. I will then pick someone from random. Good luck!
Tensions simmer as a small town, already divided by race, is torn apart by the deadliest of hurricanes.
Florida, 1935. Heron Key is a small town where the relationships are as tangled as the mangrove roots in the swamp. Everyone is preparing for the 4th of July barbecue, unaware that their world is about to change for ever. Missy, the Kincaid family's maid and nanny, feels that she has wasted her life pining for Henry, whom she has not seen since he went to fight on the battlefields of France in WWI. Now he has returned with a group of other desperate, destitute veterans on a government works project, unsure of his future, ashamed of his past. When a white woman is found beaten nearly to death in the early hours, suspicion falls on Henry. Old grievances and prejudices threaten to derail the investigation. As the tensions rise, the barometer starts to plummet. The residents think they're ready, and so do the soldiers. They are wrong. Nothing in their experience could prepare them for what is coming. For far out over the Atlantic, the greatest storm ever to strike North America is heading their way...
Based on real events, Summertime is a stunning debut novel, a glorious love story and a mesmerizing account of survival. It evokes vividly what happens when people in a small community are tested to the absolute limits of their endurance.Summertime is Orion’s biggest commercial debut of 2015.
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