The Last Summer: Quick Reads 2024

Karen Swan

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An island full of secrets. A gripping love story . . .

All her young life Effie Gillies has lived, wild and free, on the remote Scottish island of St Kilda. But when Lord Sholto visits the island, the attraction between them is instant. For one glorious week she guides the handsome young Lord around the isle, and falls in love for the first time. But a storm hits and her world falls apart.

Three months later, all the islanders are moved to a better life on the mainland. And Effie is surprised to be offered a job working for Sholto’s father. But Sholto and Effie come from two different worlds – can love ever win?

The Last Summer is based on the true history of St Kilda and its small island community.

’The most exciting, enchanting story of forbidden love I’ve ever read. – Cathy Bramley

‘I loved it and can’t wait for the next in the series!’ – Jill Mansell

‘Perfect for everyone dreaming of summer’ – Rachel Hore