That Summer

A Novel

Lauren Willig

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2009: When Julia Conley hears that she has inherited a house outside London from an unknown great-aunt, she assumes it’s a joke. She hasn't been back to England since the car crash that killed her mother when she was six, an event she remembers only in her nightmares. But when she arrives at Herne Hill to sort through the house—with the help of her cousin Natasha and sexy antiques dealer Nicholas—bits of memory start coming back. And then she discovers a pre-Raphaelite painting, hidden behind the false back of an old wardrobe, and a window onto the house's shrouded history begins to open...1849: Imogen Grantham has spent nearly a decade trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man, Arthur. The one bright spot in her life is her step-daughter, Evie, a high-spirited sixteen year old who is the closest thing to a child Imogen hopes to have. But everything changes when three young painters come to see Arthur's collection of medieval artifacts, including Gavin Thorne, a quiet man with the unsettling ability to read Imogen better than anyone ever has. When Arthur hires Gavin to paint her portrait, none of them can guess what the hands of fate have set in motion.From modern-day England to the early days of the Preraphaelite movement, Lauren Willig's That Summer takes readers on an un-put-downable journey through a mysterious old house, a hidden love affair, and one woman’s search for the truth about her past—and herself.

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New York, 2009

“Someone’s left me a house,” said Julia. “In England.”

It was a Sunday morning and her father was ensconced in his usual place at the kitchen table. It was the Cadillac of kitchen tables, blond wood, worth more than Julia’s rent for the month. A woven mat held a vase of flowers, three white lilies against a spray of ferns, deceptively simple.

Visiting her father’s apartment always made Julia feel as though she were stepping into an illustrated spread in Town & Country.

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Lauren Willig

LAUREN WILLIG is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Pink Carnation series and a RITA Award-winner for Best Regency Historical for The Mischief of the Mistletoe. A graduate of Yale University, she has a graduate degree in English history from Harvard and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City, where she now writes full time.

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That Summer
A Novel
Lauren Willig

e-Book Agency

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St. Martin's Press
June 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466851474
ISBN10: 1466851473
352 pages
$12.99

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Macmillan Audio
June 2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427244208
ISBN10: 1427244200
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Macmillan Audio
June 2014
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ISBN: 9781427251756
ISBN10: 1427251754
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St. Martin's Press
June 2014
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ISBN: 9781250014504
ISBN10: 1250014506
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