Beyond Summerland

by Jenny Lecoat

On Sale: 07/02/2024

Beyond Summerland

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Beyond Summerland

by Jenny Lecoat

On Sale: 07/02/2024


About the Book

“Jenny Lecoat is an author to watch!” —New York Times bestselling author Kelly Rimmer

In her spellbinding new novel, New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lecoat explores the secrets and lies in a small community recovering from war, and the two young women at the center of a volatile mystery.

The German occupation is over. The Channel Islands, the only captured territory within the British Isles, are finally liberated. But the people of Jersey are left as scarred as the landscape. No longer a “summerland” holiday paradise, the island now boils with tension as locals seek revenge on anyone suspected of collaborating with the enemy during the war.

Nineteen-year-old Jean Parris, still adjusting to this fractious peace, is shocked to learn that Hazel, a teacher who lives over her dad’s shop, may be responsible for her father’s wartime arrest. Hazel denies all accusations but has reasons to conceal what really happened.

As rumors of Hazel’s guilt swell to a fury, Jean discovers new clues that suggest there were other, more sinister factors at play. When Hazel learns of Jean’s own ruinous secret, the women form an unexpected bond that sets them apart from the rest of Jean’s family and the frenzied demands for retribution. But in the end, Jean’s need to know the truth about her father may consume everything she once believed about her home, her family and herself.

Critical Praise

"Beyond Summerland is a beautifully written testament to both the resilience and duplicity of human nature in the most challenging and  complex times. The sense of place and time is masterfully captured as we follow an island community struggling to find their way in the aftermath of war. The cast of characters – heroes, villains and so many in between – are brilliantly portrayed and immediately draw the reader into their lives. I absolutely loved it!"--Ruth Hogan, bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things

"An unforgettable tale of friendship, love, courage and survival. I loved every word of this fantastically engrossing novel. Jenny Lecoat is an author to watch!" —New York Times bestselling author Kelly Rimmer on The Girl from the Channel Islands

“A riveting story, told by a masterful storyteller who also happens to be a fresh new voice in the genre. I absolutely loved The Girl from the Channel Islands and recommend it highly, not just to fans of historical fiction, but to lovers of good books everywhere.” —Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author, on The Girl from the Channel Islands

"The Girl from the Channel Islands springs to life with cinematic clarity. With the story's every dramatic turn, Lecoat raises profound questions about our understanding of trust, friend, and foe." —Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife

"A captivating story of trust and betrayal, courage, survival and forbidden love." —Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan

“Lecoat capably combines historical fact with the fictional narrative, and offers a cast rich with multidimensional characters. Readers will be riveted.” —Publishers Weekly on The Girl from the Channel Islands

"An important contribution to historical fiction." —New York Journal of Books on The Girl from the Channel Islands

"A harrowing tale of a young woman using her wits, courage, and an unlikely relationship to stay alive on a Nazi occupied island. Lecoat weaves a story of strength and bravery from the first exciting scene to its satisfying conclusion." —Bestselling author Noelle Salazar on The Girl from the Channel Islands -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781525809835
  • ISBN 10: 1525809830
  • Imprint: Graydon House
  • On Sale: 07/02/2024
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:37.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION: Historical / 20th Century / Post-World War II
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical / World War II
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Family Life

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