A lyrical historical romance for fans of The English Patient Eighteen-year-old Ellen never expected the Hallendorf school to be, well, quite so unusual. After all . Having recently run out of new books to read, I chose to reread one of my old favourites, A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson. The book is set in. A SONG FOR SUMMER By Eva Ibbotson. BOOK JACKET INFORMATION In a fragile world on the brink of World War II, lovely young Englishwoman Ellen Carr .

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Join the site and send us your review! Eva Ibbotson is one of my favorite YA authors. There are flowers everywhere, tended by the mysterious, kind, resourceful and handsome Marek Tarnowsky, age 29, who looks like every other Ibbotson hero: Sometimes one needs a little gentleness to heal our abused minds!

A Song for Summer

May 12, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Additionally, she has big brown eyes, and is known for being both clever and kind.

A Song for Summer Author s: To view it, click here. The beginning really appealed to me. Looking for beautiful books? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A deliciously old-fashioned story, which encompasses love, adventure and a host of memorable characters.


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A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson – review

I still love Eva Ibbotson’s way to tell stories. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Ibbtoson I finished this book I partly really enjoyed reading with a kind of bitter feeling. I adore all of her books.

I really need to try her work. There is humor, danger, romance, and a beautiful longing for the world as it was and as it should be among the pages of this book.

A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson

I love all novels that attest to music’s incomparable power, and A Song for Summer does so brilliantly. There was an error submitting review. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ibbotson’s light, lyrical writing flowed through each chapter, like the glissandi and grace notes of the music that is so central to its theme.

Absolutely no redeeming value, episodes of teenagers or young adults with no self-control or morals that they abandon with a disheartening lack of regret or hesitation, language, flighty heroines and perfect heroes who are really nothing but fluff under the skin.

I feel about this author the way I do about Heyer: I want to be a housekeeper when I grow up and go work at a school with unruly, Godless children who need to learn to organize their own affairs! The end was finally what really disappointed me.


Review of “A Song For Summer” by Eva Ibbotson | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

I picked rva up because I had read Ibbotson’s A Countess Below Stairs some years ago and vaguely seem to remember having liked it. And of all the ridiculousnesses, I’m super talented at music composition! But is there anything that compares with the tingle of discovering a wonderful established author, who already has six or seven books out there ready and waiting and in paperback?

And yet, here he is doing landscaping at the castle. She is loved by all, including the surly, the old, the young, the birds and the bees. A Song for Summer: The heroine is Ellen, the domestic goddess who loves cooking and hugging babies and is beautiful beyond compare. So it all works out and she ends up with the right guy. I feel horrible for Kenneth – sonb a bit of an even wimpier Edgar Linton, except that Ellen at least has the decency to ditch him in the end.

I guess I’m losing hope in Eva Ibbotson.