Second Summer of War by Cheryl CooperSecond Summer of War by Cheryl Cooper

Second Summer of War

byCheryl Cooper

Paperback | January 11, 2014

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A dramatic, heart-warming a tale of life on the sea.

Set in 1813, Second Summer of War is a sequel to Come Looking for Me.

With the British traitor Captain Thomas Trevelyan incarcerated on a prison hulk in Portsmouth Harbour, Princess Emeline "Emily" Louisa sails back to England and is summarily dispatched to Hartwood Hall, home of the disagreeable Duke and Duchess of Belmont. There she endures weeks awaiting Trevelyan's trial, unable to leave the estate or find useful occupation. Relations with her guardians, chilly at best, soon escalate into a battle of wills when they attempt to marry her off in order to secure favour with her uncle, the Prince Regent. Meanwhile, England's naval war with the United States continues to rage on the Atlantic.

When Fly Austen and his friend, Dr. Leander Braden, are given Admiralty Orders to testify at the trial, they return home with the hope of seeing Emily one last time. Their journey is anything but uneventful as they encounter devastating storms, menacing ships, and a spectre that proclaims their impending doom.

Cheryl Cooper has a degree in English and Education from Queen's University. A former teacher of hearing-impaired children and a volunteer for the Children's Foundation of Muskoka, she lives in Bracebridge, Ontario, with her husband and two sons.
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Title:Second Summer of WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 11, 2014Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Patrick O'Brian of the 21st Century! Cheryl Cooper has crafted a compelling sequel to her debut novel Come Looking for Me, and the years she must have spent on detailed research have certainly paid off. Having waited four years for Second Summer of War, I was captured at once by her narrative and the smooth transition into the events following Come Looking for Me. She has woven her fictional story into the fabric of history in a most authentic manner, presenting well defined and consistent characters and as real a portrayal of life, both on land and aboard ship, as is likely to be found anywhere. Mrs Cooper had me on the edge of my seat with her timely shifts of scene, always keeping her characters in the same time frame despite their geographical separation. Her character development has been superb, their actions and words are not always predictable, but are always in keeping with how I imagine them to be, and this is my test of a great novel – I do imagine them to be, and I feel like I’m there with them watching and cheering them on. My only lament is that I must now wait perhaps another four years before I can rejoin my friends Emily, Fly, Leander, Gus and Magpie and share in their trials and triumphs once more. Bravo Cheryl!
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Patrick O'Brian of the 21st Century! Cheryl Cooper has crafted a compelling sequel to her debut novel 'Come Looking for Me', and the years she must have spent on detailed research have certainly paid off. Having waited four years for 'Second Summer of War', I was captured at once by her narrative and the smooth transition into the events following 'Come Looking for Me'. She has woven her fictional story into the fabric of history in a most authentic manner, presenting well defined and consistent characters and as real a portrayal of life, both on land and aboard ship, as is likely to be found anywhere. Mrs Cooper had me on the edge of my seat with her timely shifts of scene, always keeping her characters in the same time frame despite their geographical separation. Her character development has been superb, their actions and words are not always predictable, but are always in keeping with how I imagine them to be, and this is my test of a great novel – I do imagine them to be, and I feel like I’m there with them watching and cheering them on. My only lament is that I must now wait perhaps another four years before I can rejoin my friends Emily, Fly, Leander, Gus and Magpie and share in their trials and triumphs once more. Bravo Cheryl!
Date published: 2014-02-26

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Teens who aren't daunted by longer novels and those who like to get lost in the past will enjoy the adventure, romance, intrigue and excitement of this richly detailed story about events in Britain and at sea during the War of 1812, when the Age of Sail was at its zenith. - Muskokan