Title: The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach
Publish Date: July 28, 2015
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours
Book Blurb:Young Adelia Montforte flees fascist Italy for America, where she is whisked away to the shore by her well-meaning aunt and uncle. Here, she meets and falls for Charlie Connally, the eldest of the four Irish-Catholic boys next door. But all hopes for a future together are soon throttled by the war and a tragedy that hits much closer to home.
Grief-stricken, Addie flees—first to Washington and then to war-torn London—and finds a position at a prestigious newspaper, as well as a chance to redeem lost time, lost family…and lost love. But the past always nips at her heels, demanding to be reckoned with. And in a final, fateful choice, Addie discovers that the way home may be a path she never suspected.
Review: I read Pam Jenoff's The Winter Guest awhile back, so I wanted to give her latest offering a shot. Jenoff writes about WWII and the struggles the go along with it really well.
This is a period in time that I didn't always like but in recent years I came really enjoy the stories set in the 40s.
Pam Jenoff really pays a great deal of attention to detail in this time period which really allows you to get engrossed in the story.
Addie isn't always the easiest character to like. She makes a lot of decisions that aren't always thought through, but to me that's what made Addie more real.
I loved the settings of the book, particularly Atlantic City which is my favorite place to visit.
Rating: 5 flowers