The Summer House

  • by Mary Nichols
  • Narrated by Hilary Neville
  • 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Lady Helen Hardingham’s parents say she will never find a better husband than Richard, she agrees to marry him. But all too soon Richard returns to war, and Helen begins to wonder just who she has married. Then she meets Oliver Donovan. As the war continues, Oliver has to return to his regiment - and is never seen again. But Helen is left with more than just her memories: she is with child.
Twenty years later and a second war is ravaging Europe. Now a grown woman, Helen’s daughter, Laura, is also caught in a tragic love affair and left expecting a baby. Gradually the truth about her parentage comes out, old wounds are healed, and, with Helen’s support, Laura learns to fall in love again.


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Not great writing, full of cliches and idiom. The story was nice enough but not that clever.
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- Elizabeth Davies


I have never read Nichols before, and was entranced within 5 minuits of listening to The Summer House. Bewitchment and beauty of the era and of romance are cleaverly intertwined with the horrors of WW1 and WW2. I didn't want it to end.
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- rebeccah prince

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-03-2010
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books