Shadows of A Down East Summer

Shadows of A Down East Summer

Book - 2011
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In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim.With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.
Publisher: McKinleyville, Calif. : John Daniel & Co., ©2011
ISBN: 9781564744975
Branch Call Number: WAIT
Characteristics: 236 p. ; 22 cm


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Nov 16, 2017

I thought the book was a nicely paced love story about an older couple with many of the same likes and dislikes. The gentleman had family obligations but in the end both characters realized that that is what really matters when bad things start to happen. I liked the antiquing aspect the writer brought to the story and will look up some of the illustrations she notes at the beginning of each chapter. All in all, I liked the story very much and would recommend it to someone who doesn't need a fast paced story where plot twists keep showing up just to try to make a lesser story better, which never does.

Jul 24, 2011

Plenty of action, although there is a lot of conversation, too. Just nudges my violence level.

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