[ Read Online Summer By the Sea Ó world-war-i PDF ] by Susan Wiggs Å I am not sure how this author made it on my radar, but this will not be the last book that I read by her This book was a very sweet story about first loves, first betrayals, and screwed up families.
The story switches back and forth from the present to the past In the beginning we see where Rosa doesn t have the time of day for Alex, and I have to admit I wondered why, it seemed like she was out of line But it is as we learn how these two meet as kids and see their friendship progress that we understand why Rosa is so mad, and yes, then you get why she feels the way she does At this point I was happy that she was making Alex grovel like she did, he definitely needed to But yet I really loved their story and wanted them to get together It doesn t help that their story is basically that of West Side Story, the rich kid that summers at the island vs the townie that those rich people believe are there to serve them Of course it isn t just Alex s family that is against them, Rosa s family and friends look down at the summer guy, telling her he isn t a forever kind of guy Among all this strife and love there seems to be one event that everything can be traced back to and just at the end we learn some hidden facts to those, ones that when you really think about it aren t that surprising and put the events in a new light.
A very nice romance novel Not as sexually explicit as some However, when the teenager takes his girlfriend out after dark with his telescope to see the transit of Mercury and it wasn t a boondoggle, I thought What s wrong with this picture A transit of Mercury takes place when the planet Mercury comes between the Sun and the Earth, and Mercury is seen as a small black dot moving across the face of the Sun How are you going to see that at night Huh Anyway you don t just point your telescope at the sun and look throught it, unprotected.
I always say that I will take sleep deprivation over a bad book any day of the week and twice on Sundays Thanks to Susan Wiggs, I m now sleep deprived This was the first book I picked up by her, and it won t be the last She has a way of winding love, family, and friendship into a book that s so emotionally powerful you jump right in the setting Bravo I love her already Summer By the Sea by Susan Wiggs is a perfect beach side read This is my first novel by Wiggs and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise, so I was definitely glad I included it in my summer reading bundle.
In this novel, we meet Rosa Capoletti who is a successful restaurateur of Celesta by the Sea It s located in lovely beach town that has been Rosa s home since she was born As with most summer beach spots, the townies always seem to stand apart from the regular summer residents that occupy the country clubs and local stops However, when Rosa was eighteen, she made the mistake of falling for Alexander Montgomery, which ended in heartbreak for Rosa.
Now, ten years later, Alex is back in town and hoping to rekindle a romance he mistakenly sacrificed for reasons that slowly unfold throughout the story.
I really enjoyed this second chance romance novel It was exciting to uncover the backstory that included slow and steady drama that was never over the top I enjoyed how Susan Wiggs slowly, but purposefully, exposed the events that led up to Rosa and Alex going their separate ways.
Overall Summer By the Sea was filled with characters I enjoyed meeting and a storyline that was the perfect backdrop for a beach side read I enjoyed this one quite a bit P.
S The recipes in this novel sound amazing and simple to make The book inspired me to give a few of them a try I m quickly becoming hooked on food fiction YUM I am not sure how this author made it on my radar, but this will not be the last book that I read by her This book was a very sweet story about first loves, first betrayals, and screwed up families.
The story switches back and forth from the present to the past In the beginning we see where Rosa doesn t have the time of day for Alex, and I have to admit I wondered why, it seemed like she was out of line But it is as we learn how these two meet as kids and see their friendship progress that we understand why Rosa is so mad, and yes, then you get why she feels the way she does At this point I was happy that she was making Alex grovel like she did, he definitely needed to But yet I really loved their story and wanted them to get together It doesn t help that their story is basically that of West Side Story, the rich kid that summers at the island vs the townie that those rich people believe are there to serve them Of course it isn t just Alex s family that is against them, Rosa s family and friends look down at the summer guy, telling her he isn t a forever kind of guy Among all this strife and love there seems to be one event that everything can be traced back to and just at the end we learn some hidden facts to those, ones that when you really think about it aren t that surprising and put the events in a new light.
A very nice romance novel Not as sexually explicit as some However, when the teenager takes his girlfriend out after dark with his telescope to see the transit of Mercury and it wasn t a boondoggle, I thought What s wrong with this picture A transit of Mercury takes place when the planet Mercury comes between the Sun and the Earth, and Mercury is seen as a small black dot moving across the face of the Sun How are you going to see that at night Huh Anyway you don t just point your telescope at the sun and look throught it, unprotected.
I always say that I will take sleep deprivation over a bad book any day of the week and twice on Sundays Thanks to Susan Wiggs, I m now sleep deprived This was the first book I picked up by her, and it won t be the last She has a way of winding love, family, and friendship into a book that s so emotionally powerful you jump right in the setting Bravo I love her already Summer By the Sea by Susan Wiggs is a perfect beach side read This is my first novel by Wiggs and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise, so I was definitely glad I included it in my summer reading bundle.
In this novel, we meet Rosa Capoletti who is a successful restaurateur of Celesta by the Sea It s located in lovely beach town that has been Rosa s home since she was born As with most summer beach spots, the townies always seem to stand apart from the regular summer residents that occupy the country clubs and local stops However, when Rosa was eighteen, she made the mistake of falling for Alexander Montgomery, which ended in heartbreak for Rosa.
Now, ten years later, Alex is back in town and hoping to rekindle a romance he mistakenly sacrificed for reasons that slowly unfold throughout the story.
I really enjoyed this second chance romance novel It was exciting to uncover the backstory that included slow and steady drama that was never over the top I enjoyed how Susan Wiggs slowly, but purposefully, exposed the events that led up to Rosa and Alex going their separate ways.
Overall Summer By the Sea was filled with characters I enjoyed meeting and a storyline that was the perfect backdrop for a beach side read I enjoyed this one quite a bit P.
S The recipes in this novel sound amazing and simple to make The book inspired me to give a few of them a try I m quickly becoming hooked on food fiction YUM tu veux qu on lui pete les genoux PTDRj ai beaucoup aime ce livre.
Susan Wiggs possesses great skill in describing the nuances of human emotion and intertwining them into a story line that is real and believable In Summer By the Sea I enjoyed the progression and the complexities of the romance between Alex and Rosa, the flashbacks that put their history into perspective, the descriptions of scenery and the characters reaction to it I loved the recipes that fit so well into the theme Most of all, I liked that the ending was not mushy or overly emotional.
This Summer Rosa Capoletti Is About To Rediscover The Pleasures Of Love And Laughter, Food And Wine, Friendship And Romance With A Little Determination And A Lot Of Charm, Rosa Capoletti Took A Run Down Pizza Joint And Turned It Into An Award Winning Restaurant That Has Been Voted Best Place To Propose Three Years In A Row For Rosa, Though, There Has Been No Real Romance Since Her Love Affair With Alexander Montgomery Ended Without Explanation A Decade Ago But Guess Who S Just Come Back To Town Reunited At The Beach House Where They First Fell In Love, Rosa And Alexander Discover That The Secrets Of The Past Are Not What They Seem Now, With All That She Wants Right In Front Of Her, Rosa Searches For Happiness With The Man Who Once Broke Her Heart And Learns That In Love, As In Life, There Are Second Chances This was a cabin read, discovered on my mother in law s bedside table It s not my normal type of book, and I m not sure how to categorize it, as it doesn t seem to be a true romance Women s fiction It reminded me a bit of my mom s Danielle Steel novels.
Some aspects of it were enjoyable the beach town setting, a restauranteur protagonist who shares her authentic Italian recipes within the book, any of the childhood past scenes But some of it was purely bizarre Wiggs is Harvard educated, so I can only guess she wanted to infuse this book with a bit of higher learning by having her extremely busy, entrepreneurial protagonist constantly auditing courses at fancy universities, but this didn t seem to fit, and the asides to quantum physics and complex psychology were off putting and strange Why do I keep thinking of him Rosa asks herself Ah, it must be neutralinguistic implantation The other jarring aspect was any scene in the hero s POV, as Alexander has thoughts that would be foreign to most straight men, which include comparing any woman he finds attractive to an ad in a particular magazine or catalogue, waxing on about the fruity scent of various shampoos, etc And even though he s in his thirties, he appears to have the self control of a teenager, as he has a violent carnal reaction I assume this means an erection just from seeing an attractive woman in a nice dress I was left wondering if Wiggs actually knew any men well, or if she suspects this is what women want to think men are like, but to me, this just seemed ridiculous.
However, for some brain candy cabin reading, it fit the bill.
This was a fun, light read with plenty of romantic feelings without romance scenes The author has an elegant way of writing and storytelling In this book, she unravels a love story that starts with a boy and a girl at the age of 9 Wiggs moves forward and backward in time throughout the book to seamlessly unveil pieces of the story as the reader needs to know them It moves at a nice pace This book is a perfect example of less is .
I liked this book, but I didn t love it, you know It didn t spark a lot of passion I mean, it was nice and sweet, a good beachy summertime read, and sure, there was drama, but it just didn t excite me.



Susan Wiggs possesses great skill in describing the nuances of human emotion and intertwining them into a story line that is real and believable In Summer By the Sea I enjoyed the progression and the complexities of the romance between Alex and Rosa, the flashbacks that put their history into perspective, the descriptions of scenery and the characters reaction to it I loved the recipes that fit so well into the theme Most of all, I liked that the ending was not mushy or overly emotional.
tu veux qu on lui pete les genoux PTDRj ai beaucoup aime ce livre.
This was a cabin read, discovered on my mother in law s bedside table It s not my normal type of book, and I m not sure how to categorize it, as it doesn t seem to be a true romance Women s fiction It reminded me a bit of my mom s Danielle Steel novels.
Some aspects of it were enjoyable the beach town setting, a restauranteur protagonist who shares her authentic Italian recipes within the book, any of the childhood past scenes But some of it was purely bizarre Wiggs is Harvard educated, so I can only guess she wanted to infuse this book with a bit of higher learning by having her extremely busy, entrepreneurial protagonist constantly auditing courses at fancy universities, but this didn t seem to fit, and the asides to quantum physics and complex psychology were off putting and strange Why do I keep thinking of him Rosa asks herself Ah, it must be neutralinguistic implantation The other jarring aspect was any scene in the hero s POV, as Alexander has thoughts that would be foreign to most straight men, which include comparing any woman he finds attractive to an ad in a particular magazine or catalogue, waxing on about the fruity scent of various shampoos, etc And even though he s in his thirties, he appears to have the self control of a teenager, as he has a violent carnal reaction I assume this means an erection just from seeing an attractive woman in a nice dress I was left wondering if Wiggs actually knew any men well, or if she suspects this is what women want to think men are like, but to me, this just seemed ridiculous.
However, for some brain candy cabin reading, it fit the bill.
This was a fun, light read with plenty of romantic feelings without romance scenes The author has an elegant way of writing and storytelling In this book, she unravels a love story that starts with a boy and a girl at the age of 9 Wiggs moves forward and backward in time throughout the book to seamlessly unveil pieces of the story as the reader needs to know them It moves at a nice pace This book is a perfect example of less is .
I liked this book, but I didn t love it, you know It didn t spark a lot of passion I mean, it was nice and sweet, a good beachy summertime read, and sure, there was drama, but it just didn t excite me.