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The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach
The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach | Pam Jenoff
13 posts | 7 read | 15 to read
Summer 1941Young 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 fleesfirst to Washington and then to war-torn Londonand finds a position at a prestigious newspaper, as well as a chance to redeem lost time, lost familyand 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.
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Judybskt
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4/5 ✨

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Judybskt
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Taking a break from work and starting a new book.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Great historical fiction, as always, from Jenoff.

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SilversReviews
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Summer Lovin‘

“THE LAST SUMMER AT CHELSEA BEACH is filled with loss, growing up, learning about life, and a “love” story.

THE LAST SUMMER AT CHELSEA BEACH had a lesson about the importance of family and the importance of following your heart.”

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-last-summer-at-chelsea-beach-by-pa...

SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Her books are always so good. 4y
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 4y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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3.5 ⭐️ It was a very good read, I was quickly and easily immersed in the story. Some of the descriptions I thought overwrought at times, and just a tiny bit predictable, but not so much that it ruined the journey for me. A great summer read for sure!

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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It's a beauty, breezy night out here. Lovely! Cheers!

Blair_Reads Looks wonderful! 6y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders See...need a "like" button for that! ??? 6y
Posemn Ahhhhh..... Very nice! 6y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Well this one is easy to be drawn into!! Enjoying it very much so far.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Finally! After fitting in all kinds of books over this one - I'm cracking open The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach! Will get this one read as part of my Summer Reading that I planned out! We're getting closer to Fall so I better get cracking! 🌻>🍃🍁🍂

MrBook Lol 6y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Okay - going to keep to my "schedule" (self-imposed) and start this one today!

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Rebekah2327
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Fabulous! Taking place in the 1940's, the book's protagonist is a young, Jewish, Italian teenager who has escaped to America during the war. She finds acceptance and solace with a Catholic, Italian family from Philly who are her neighbors at the shore. The four brothers include Addie,and she soon learns that being part of a big family can hold dear memories and haunting episodes that one cannot escape--no matter how far one tries to run.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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I think that once I finish Jane Steele, I will focus my reading on this pile. Your thoughts? ☺️

Megabooks I did not like Days of Awe. I found it too depressing. Maybe it was when I read it. 🤔 6y
MrBook I wholeheartedly concur. Have at it! 6y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Okay thanks @Ebooksandcooks and @MrBook! It was sent to me so maybe I can move it down the pile.... 6y
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BookishFeminist I've heard great things about 6y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @BookishFeminist Ladivine looks so interesting and something right up my alley that I'm definitely looking forward to getting into it! 🙂 6y
Rebekah2327 Just finished the book! HIGHLY recommend. 6y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Excellent!! Thanks @Rebekah2327 !! 👍🏻😀😀 6y
Rebekah2327 @Penny_LiteraryHoarders you are so welcome. I'm still thinking about the characters. I love stand-alone novels, but I find myself wishing this one was continued...a true sign of a decent story! 6y
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Lauren.Archer
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This was such a sweet and heartbreaking book. I loved the growth of the main character Addie. I especially love that is set during WWI I

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alexandrap529
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This book is SO GOOD! I'm so great full my book club kiddos picked it as our March read.