I am always delighted to spend time with a book by this author. She writes the kinds of stories that give readers an opportunity to exhale.
This title is part of a series of stories set at a school. This is the third novel. Readers may want to go back and spend time with the others if they have not already read them. However it is possible to read this as a standalone. A list of major characters is included at the beginning of the story.
Boarding school stories are staples for young readers. Colgan tries to give adults that same sense of enjoyment in this series.
Students Fliss, Alice and Simone are back following the summer break. There is a new student character introduced as well. Teacher Maggie also returns and has some complications to her love life.
In addition, there is a boys’ school close by. There is a teacher there who is also important to the plot.
Regular readers of this author’s books will want to give this one a look. New readers may enjoy it as well.
Read the author’s introduction to the novel to learn more about its composition. There is a recap here for those unfamiliar with the series.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Harper and Harper Voyager for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 07 March 2023
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Sounds good! Ironically I have ‘Summer Skies’ by Jenny Colgan on hold at my public library.