That Summer in Cornwall
Book 1, Four Seasons Quartet
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A different latitude…a different world…
Meredith Champlin unexpectedly finds herself the legal guardian of a child she’s never met: Janet Barton Stowe, an unruly eleven-year-old “Beverly Hills brat,” whose mother – Meredith’s cousin-- has died in a private plane crash.
At the urging of the child’s Anglo-American aunt, Lady Blythe Barton-Teague, Meredith and her Welsh Corgi decamp from Wyoming to spend the summer at Barton Hall, a shabby-chic castle perched on the remote cliffs of Cornwall, England.
Taming the wild child proves a handful, but Meredith’s summer escape gets even more complicated when former British Army Lieutenant Sebastian Pryce, veteran of a bomb-sniffing K-9 squad in Afghanistan, proposes they establish the Barton Hall Canine Obedience Academy and that she join him on the Cornwall Search and Rescue Team. She wonders whether their instant attraction is an unexpected blessing or the prelude to another heartbreak like the one she left behind in the Rocky Mountains.
Even with an assist from a novice search dog named T-Rex, the odds seem long that three months in the land of Meredith’s Cornish ancestors can transform her troubled ward into a happier child, heal the wounds suffered by her soldier-turned-rescuer, and save the Barton-Teague estate from pending insolvency.
As a friend of Meredith’s confides, “It all sounds like a stretch, but we never rule out miracles.”
That Summer in Cornwall is a contemporary, stand-alone sequel to Ware’s bestselling “time-slip” novel A Cottage by the Sea.
What critics say about this New York Times & USA Today bestselling author:
Ciji Ware's award-winning storytelling "should come with a warning -- Do not start unless you want to be up all night!" -- ROMANTIC TIMES
“Ware again proves she can intertwine fact and fiction to create an entertaining and harmonious whole.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“A mesmerizing blend of sizzling romance, love and honor… Ciji Ware writes an unforgettable tale.” – THE BURTON REVIEW
BONUS: This edition includes a Readers Discussion Guide.