The Last Summer
by Karen Swan
Narrated by Katie Leung
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Pub Date 21 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 20 Jul 2022
Summer on St Kilda – a wild, remote Scottish island.
Two strangers from drastically different worlds meet...
Wild-spirited Effie Gillies has lived all her life on the small island of St Kilda but when Lord Sholto, heir to the Earl of Dumfries, visits, the attraction between them is instant. For one glorious week she guides the handsome young visitor around the isle, falling in love for the first time – until a storm hits and her world falls apart.
Three months later, St Kilda falls silent as the islanders are evacuated for a better life on the mainland. With her friends and family scattered, Effie is surprised to be offered a position working on the Earl’s estate. Sholto is back in her life but their differences now seem insurmountable, even as the simmering tension between them grows. And when a shocking discovery is made back on St Kilda, all her dreams for this bright new life are threatened by the dark secrets Effie and her friends thought they had left behind.
Opposites attract in this epic and spellbinding novel, which transports us from the untamed beauty of St Kilda to the glamour and intrigues of high society in the 1930s. The Last Summer is the first book in The Wild Isle series by Sunday Times bestseller Karen Swan, inspired by the true history of St Kilda and its small island community.
'The most exciting, enchanting and evocative story of forbidden love I’ve ever read. I truly loved it and am waiting feverishly for the second instalment' - Cathy Bramley
'Powerful writing and a wonderful premise make this a novel you’ll simultaneously want to savour and race through. I loved it and can’t wait for the next in the series!' - Jill Mansell
'A delicious romantic tale of wild 1930s Scotland . . . perfect for everyone dreaming of summer' - Rachel Hore
‘A wild and windswept location . . . and enough family drama to keep you quiet for hours. A real treat to get absolutely lost in. Go on – spoil yourself!’ Veronica Henry
‘Filled with a smart and sympathetic protagonist, a touch of romance . . . history, plenty of intrigue and suspense galore’ Diane Chamberlain
‘I loved it. Escaping into a world of . . . heartbreaking history, I was caught on page one and didn’t put it down until I finished it’ Liz Fenwick
‘Novels to sweep you away . . . expect mystery, romance and scandal’ Woman & Home
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