The Last Summer (Hardcover)
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Wild-spirited Effie Gillies has lived all her life on the small island of St Kilda but when Lord Sholto, heir to the Earl of Dumfries, visits, the attraction between them is instant. For one glorious week she guides the handsome young visitor around the isle, falling in love for the first time – until a storm hits and her world falls apart.
About the Author
Karen Swan is the Sunday Times top three bestselling author of twenty books and her novels sell all over the world. She writes two books each year – one for the summer period and one for the Christmas season. Previous winter titles include Christmas at Tiffany’s, The Christmas Secret and The Christmas Lights, and for summer, The Rome Affair, The Greek Escape and The Spanish Promise.
Her books are known for their evocative locations and Karen sees travel as vital research for each story. She loves to set deep, complicated love stories within twisty plots, sometimes telling two stories in the same book.
Praise for The Paris Secret:
"Behind the locked door are shocking secrets, an unlikely romance, and nail-biting intrigue--it's definitely worth a peek." -- Kirkus Reviews
"I loved it. Escaping into a world of art, beauty and heartbreaking history, I was caught on page one and didn't put it down until I finished it." -- Liz Fenwick, bestselling author of The Cornish House
"The Paris Secret had me from the moment I started reading. Filled with a smart and sympathetic protagonist, a touch of romance, a smidgen of history, plenty of intrigue and suspense galore." -- Diane Chamberlain, internationally bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession
"A former fashion editor, Swan brings an eye for detail to her descriptive prose. Offer this to fans of Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series who may be looking for more sophistication." -- Booklist
“This gorgeous story and its unconventional heroine are sure to win hearts.”--Publishers Weekly
“This series opener features an uncommon heroine and a fascinating historical setting that readers will enjoy.”--Library Journal