Shadows of a Down East Summer

Shadows of a Down East Summer In the summer of two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine What happened that summer the secrets the women kept and the lies they told changed their families foreve

  • Title: Shadows of a Down East Summer
  • Author: Lea Wait
  • ISBN: 9781564744975
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever Now, than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal tIn the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever Now, than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth Maggie s vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie turns into a murder investigation Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim With the centennial of Homer s death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel s action takes place.

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    1. Shadows of a Down East SummerAuthor Lea WaitCopyright April 2011Publisher Perseverance Press Maggie Summer had plans spend time in Maine with her boyfriend Will. They had plans to go antiquing together, working a few shows, and just spending alone time working on their relationship. She arrived to find that Will’s Great Aunt Nettie already had some of Will’s days planned out for him. Will is one of Nettie’s sole relatives and he cares about her very much. He spends a few weeks a year doing [...]

    2. An exquisite blend of summer, Maine, art history, art facts, Winslow Homer, thefts, intrigue, and murder made this novel well worth the wait for Ms. Wait's latest in the 'Antique Print Mystery' series.I love how the storyline pulled, us the reader, into the sleuth's mind. Maggie is visiting Will and his Aunt in Maine for a well-deserved vacation. The description of Down East Maine makes you feel you are sitting on the porch with them.A genealogical search is introduced by the Aunt, and the next [...]

    3. A; One I grabbed at the library book sale. Not sure where it lands in the series, but the author kept previous events to a minimum so the reader wasn't lost. The female character isn't as quirky as the ones in the other chick lit mysteries I read, but it was an enjoyable story. There were references to the historic art scene in Maine and the leads were antique people. Short and engaging, the perfect beach book.

    4. This is the fifth book in the Shadows Antique Print Mystery series featuring Maggie Summer.Maggie is visiting her boyfriend Will Brewer and his Aunt Nettie in Waymouth, Maine. Shortly after arriving, Maggie finds the murdered body of a new friend. Other things start happening around Maggie and she is convinced it is because she has a journal written in 1890. The book was a quick easy read.

    5. Good readIt kept my interest throughout the book. However, it lacked the final appeal of a good mystery. The ending was cut short when it came to a mystery climax.

    6. I wanted to like this book more than I did, because I enjoyed the earlier ones in the story. The dialog in the first third or so felt very stilted. A lot of it seemed like it was for the reader's education - e.g. Maggie & Will talking about their respective antique business, even though they both know the details. Pandering to the reader. And I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but the painted toenails on this cover are very out of character for the series.I was able to figure ou [...]

    7. Maggie Summer, antique print dealer, is in Maine vacationing with her boyfriend Will Brewer and staying at his Aunt Nettie's. Maggie is introduced by Aunt Nettie to the grand-niece of her best friend who is visiting, caring for her aunt and writing a biography of her mother who is a well known NYC artist with roots in Maine. The niece, Carolyn finds a box of journals and letters from her grandmother's generation and asks Maggie to help her review the materials, since they deal with artists of th [...]

    8. Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.3 stars This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.4 stars I really [...]

    9. Maggie Summers and her boyfriend Will are visiting his aunt Nettie, hoping to get in some antiquing and lobsters. Then a family friend, Carolyn, daughter of a well-known, now deceased, artist asks Maggie to help her research the biography she's writing of her mother, by going through some old family papers. Nettie warns Maggie that dangerous scandals lie buried in the pages, and a sudden death makes Maggie wonder if she's right. However, the papers reveal their secrets as soon as Maggie has time [...]

    10. This is the latest in the series involving Maggie Summers, antique print collector and dealer, bringing together again characters from previous books. In 1890, two women pose for Winslow Homer; what ensues will not only change the course of their lives but also those of future generations. Their lies and secrets and the culture of small towns where “family” defines so much is at the center of this complicated mystery which Maggie unravels. The art references provide an important background a [...]

    11. NJ antique dealer in prints and particulary the 19thc prints goes to Maine for a 2 week visit at her boyfriend's family home where 91 yr. old Aunt Nettie resides. A murder takes place having to do with a diary written in the late 1800's; homer winslow the painter; an illegitimate child beget at the time homer was in Maine; the basis of a good mystery. It was slow going and with a 5-yr gap between LW's last book in this series I would've thought it would be better. A bit disappointing and obvious [...]

    12. This is the fifth book in the mystery series by this author, and I thought her writing has improved over the course of the series. There are some mild spoilers here if you haven't read the earlier books, but nothing major (I'd forgotten what she was talking about in that regard, to be honest). The main thing you'd miss if you read this as a stand-alone would be some background on the characters.

    13. I love her mysteries-- this one didn't have as much going on with the antiques' shows as I usually enjoy, but love to observe the love growing between her and Will.

    14. This latest book in the antique print series has been a 10 year wait. Taking place in Maine this mystery includes family and town secrets as well as personal relationships.

    15. Another interesting mystery surrounding antiques and, this time, the art world of Winslow Homer. Interesting genealogy and art history notes.

    16. Light mystery but all her comments about the antique business and doing shows is right on the mark which is why I appreciate this series.

    17. For such a small book, it took an incredibly long time to read. I'd have given it up if it wasn't for the fact that the book takes place in Maine and revolves around Winslow Homer and art.

    18. This was better than the last one, more believable anyway. Sort of boring. I already had it so I went ahead and read it.

    19. I liked the historical aspect of this book, but could not have cared less about the characters or the plot set in the present.

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