Summer's Lease

Summer's Lease

Carrie Elks / Jun 04, 2020
Summer s Lease Meet the Shakespeare family four sisters four stories four ways to find true loveCesca Shakespeare has hit rock bottom Six years after the play she wrote bombed at the box office she s unable to hol
  • Title: Summer's Lease
  • Author: Carrie Elks
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  • Meet the Shakespeare family four sisters, four stories four ways to find true loveCesca Shakespeare has hit rock bottom Six years after the play she wrote bombed at the box office, she s unable to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and worst of all her family have no idea how far she s fallen So when her fairy Godfather offers her the use of his friend s ItalianMeet the Shakespeare family four sisters, four stories four ways to find true loveCesca Shakespeare has hit rock bottom Six years after the play she wrote bombed at the box office, she s unable to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and worst of all her family have no idea how far she s fallen So when her fairy Godfather offers her the use of his friend s Italian villa for the summer, she grudgingly agrees to try writing a new play That s before she finds out the house belongs to her arch nemesis, Sam Carlton.When Hollywood heart throb Sam Carlton sees his name splashed across a gossip rag, all he wants to do is hide That s how he finds himself traveling to Italy, deciding to spend the summer in his family s empty villa on Lake Como Except when he arrives it isn t as empty as he d hoped.Over the course of the hot Italian summer, Cesca and Sam have to come to terms with their pasts What begins as a tentative friendship quickly grows into an intense attraction and then a scorching fling But they can t hide from reality forever as their different worlds collide, Sam and Cesca face a choice is this just a summer romance, or could their love weather even the coldest winds A brand new series from the bestselling author of Fix You and the Love in London series.
    Summer s Lease TV Mini Series Nov , With Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington, Rosemary Leach From the DVD box The minute she sets eyes on it, Molly Pargeter knows that the Tuscan Villa she has found to lease is perfect for her family s summer holiday She is powerfully drawn to its rustic beauty and to the enigma of its absentee landlord Never mind that her husband and teenage daughter are vocally Summer s Lease Summer s Lease Summer s Lease Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud Summer s Lease is John Gielgud s show It does not matter how old he is he still steals every scene as the outrageously libidinous old pirate of a father to Molly coddle Pargeter, a repressed something wife and mother, who cannot help being embarrassed by his unrepentant tales of jolly rogering, which he will tell to anyone, anywhere, and at any time, no matter how inappropriate the occasion. Summer s Lease Rotten Tomatoes Adapted by John Mortimer from his own novel, the British miniseries Summer s Lease starred Susan Fleetwood as British housewife Molly Pargeter who, with her family, spent an eventful summer Summer s Lease by John Mortimer Jun , A family from England Molly, Hugh, their three daughters and Molly s roguish yr old father answer an advertisement and lease a house in Tuscany for three weeks in the summer The mysterious owners of the house and several unexpected incidents piqu I picked this book up at the library book sale, drawn by the fact that the setting is a Summer s Lease Summary eNotes SUMMER S LEASE is not a work of unrelieved suspense John Mortimer devotes a generous amount of space to Molly s aged father s comic affairs and self parodying literary Jottings regarding his
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    About "Carrie Elks"

      • Carrie Elks

        Carrie Elks writes contemporary romance with a sizzling edge Her first book, Fix You, has been translated into eight languages and made a surprise appearance on Big Brother in Brazil Luckily for her, it wasn t voted out Carrie lives with her husband, two lovely children and a larger than life black pug called Plato When she isn t writing or reading, she can be found baking, drinking an occasional glass of wine, or chatting on social media.

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    1. 4.5 The rich movie star and the impoverished writer It would make a good story Stars ITs Live US amzn 2u8VbLS UK fal tuECIt s no secret that I am a huge fan of Carrie Elks writing, so learning that there was a whole new sparkly series on the way, it s safe to say I was beyond excited Summers Lease is the first book in the The Shakespeare Sisters series, and the author delivered the all round enjoyable read that I have come to expect from her writing.The Shakespeare sisters were like flowers scat [...]


    2. Carrie Elks brings us an enemies to lovers romance for the first in her Shakespeare Sisters series, introducing us to Cesca Shakespeare a playwright trying to quash a bad bout of writers block by exchanging London for Lake Como your parents have employed me to look after this house, and that s exactly what I intend to do So in the morning you need to leave Having enjoyed many of Carrie s previous books I d have happily dived in blind and admittedly I had high hopes Don t get me wrong, Summer s L [...]


    3. 5 Stars I was given this book in turn for an honest review Looking after her Uncle s, friend s, Villa for the summer is an easy task What could possibly go wrong Or could everything possibly go, right Summer s Lease swelled my heart and filled it full of love It s a beautiful story that I found unable to put down From start to finish Carrie Elk s kept me captivated and enthralled in Cesca and Sam s story Her story felt as real as watching it play out before my very eyes, as if I was living their [...]


    4. This an easy read, with great characters and set in a beautiful country it has it all I really loved the characters, loved the angst and the conflicts, the hope and the romance Just loved it It is a light Summer read by Carrie Elks, perfect for lying on the beach or sitting in the sun in the garden I have to confess I love stories set in Italy I happen to also love a good romance and as this hits both of those criteria then this book was the perfect read for me.I thought Cesca s character was re [...]


    5. 3.5 StarsSummer s Lease is a great summer read which is how I spent my time reading Cesca s story Relaxing in the sun I had a good time in Cesca s company and most definitely also in Sam Carlton s What I really enjoyed about Summer s Lease was the funny and easy bantering between Cesca and Sam Their first meeting in Italy after six years was terrific The animosity that continued was equally as funny and when alcohol and flirting entered the equation all bets were off and that s when I really enj [...]


    6. 3.5 STARS Writer Cesca Shakespeare s star is prematurely snuffed out even before the curtain rises for Act I When the productions leading man goes AWOL, he takes with him any chance of the play she has written being a success She s never recovered from the disaster that was once her fledgling career in theatre, and has for the last six year worked and been fired from a variety of dead end jobs When she finds herself at another loose end, her uncle and confident who can no longer bear to see her [...]


    7. Cesca Shakespeare had always dreamed of being a script writer, so when her play took centre stage, she was ecstatic, that was until the leading man Sam Carlton disappeared, and her play became a disaster overnight, leading her into a dark place and consequently, writers block.After six years, Cesca still hadn t written another play She had gone from job to job, never lasting than a few weeks, while Sam had become a big Hollywood superstar When her latest employment came to an abrupt end, her go [...]


    8. If I hadn t read the fab Fix You by this author previously then I wouldn t have picked this up Those watercolour granny covers have me skipping to the next book pretty sharpish Strangely though, this was an odd marriage of strait laced romance and explicit smut which surprised me a bit really In a good way, obviously Cesca is a playwright who gets to housesit an empty mansion next to an Italian lake She s had a rough few years after her first and only play didn t get off the ground and she s bee [...]


    9. This is only my second read by Elks, the first book being some time ago, but I remember being impressed at the standard of her writing and ability to paint a scene in that book, and that certainly hasn t diminished, if anything it s improved even Sharing the tale of Cesca, one of four sisters, who seems to have an unending run of back luck, Elks has managed to kick off the Shakespeare Sisters series in fine form A fabulous contemporary, and at times, steamy romance, flitting from London to the [...]


    10. 4.5 StarsFor six years, Cesca Shakespeare s life has been a complete mess, shes been flittering from job to job with not much success, not admitting to her family she needs help and barely able to put pen to paper and write despite being a promising playwright All of this is thanks to Sam Carlton and what happened 6 years ago Hugh her godfather suggests getting out of London for the summer and she is gifted a house sitting job in Lake Como Not long into her stay in Italy, she discovers that is i [...]


    11. Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Cesca Shakespeare is at a really low point at the start of this story It s been six years, since her play has fallen through, but she is still not over it She has problems writing new things and paying her rent Her three sisters live in another part of the world, so she is alone Her godfather has the solution though Looking after an Italian villa for the summer.The villa is located by Lake Como and close to the city of Varenna One n [...]



    12. Summer s Lease by Carrie ElksRelease Date July 13thGenre New Adult RomanceSummer s Lease an all new romance by Carrie Elks is LIVE Meet the Shakespeare family four sisters, four stories four ways to find true loveCesca Shakespeare has hit rock bottom Six years after the play she wrote bombed at the box office, she s unable to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and worst of all her family have no idea how far she s fallen So when her fairy Godfather offers her the use of his friend s Italian vi [...]


    13. With the scene set for a good old enemies to lovers romance set on Lake Como in Italy, this story had everything going for it from the outset Add two, very different, characters into the mix and readers are drawn into a love affair filled with uncertainty and tension.With dreams of being a playwright dashed at the outset of her young career, Cesca has limped from one dead end job to another When her last disastrous job ends, she turns to her Uncle for advice and before she knows it she s agreed [...]


    14. 4.5 stars I really loved this summer romance set mostly in beautiful Italy and also in London and Hollywood It almost felt like an second chance love story I mean Cesca and Sam have a history, but it s not quit what I was thinking Sam has played a huge role in Cesca s life, while he is none the wiser as to how and why this woman can t stand him Cesca and Sam started off as adversaries and it was fun watching that slowly change into friendship before becoming something else It was a slow build an [...]


    15. Falling in love means never having to say sorry How great that would be if true Carrie Elks does something we all wish we could, but are afraid to try Have characters admit they were wrong Cesca and Sam have a history that may have seemed promising but ended in rivalry When scandal and disappointment lead them to the same place, can these feuding enemies began to give peace a chance Summer s Lease is my first Carrie Elks novel Whether confronted with frenemies or seduced by lovers, this author c [...]


    16. I received an ARC of this book and this is my voluntarily, honest review of it.This isn t the first book that I read from Carrie Elks but being it the first book in a new series, I was very curious about it And after reading it I can say that I really liked it and it made me wish that I was going on a holiday to Italy this summer Once upon a time Cesca Shakespeare had big dreams She dreamed of writing a play that would be loved by everyone and when she was 18 years old she thought that her dream [...]


    17. Summer s Lease is my first encounter with Carrie Elks s writing even though I had heard of her books before and I have even been fortunate enough to have met once at a local author book signing I just haven t had the chance to read her books before now I was totally drawn to this book by it s beautiful cover and the blurb which got me all intrigued about the story, it made me not want to miss out on the opportunity to read it The story itself is based around Cesca Shakespeare who as a young girl [...]


    18. Cesca Shakespeare is stuck Just plain stuck She just can t seem to move past disappointment, failure from what she deems a gross misconduct of professionalism performed by one Sam Carlton At 18 she was set to be the biggest new play write in all of London And now, 6 years later, she can t keep a job, any job So begins Carrie Elks latest novel Summer s Lease.This is the second book by Carrie Elks that I ve had the pleasure of reading Her writing is smart, the characters are complex and her explor [...]


    19. I ADORE Carrie Elks books They re feel good, easy reads that make you care about the characters Her writing style is very fluid and whisks you away into the lives of imaginary people.Summer s Lease is no different I honestly felt so much pity and sorrow for Cesca in the beginning, I wanted her to succeed, to get a happy ever after.When she goes to Italy, through the descriptions, I felt as if I was there beside her, breathing in the fresh air of Lake Como and soaking in the rays of the sun.Cesca [...]


    20. Summers lease is a wonderful romantic story Cesca s life could not get any worse, continually losing employment, writers block and no money she has hit rock bottom This has all come about when play she had written 6 years previously had bombed on its opening night due to the lead actor Sam Carlton walking away the day before without a word.Sam is now a major Hollywood star and Cesca blames him for all her troubles Her godfather persuades her to go to Italy to help out at a villa there, he feels [...]


    21. I loved this sweet tale of two relatively young people who had both met under interesting circumstances some years before The author is one of my few contemporary favourites, and I was not disappointed with this new offering which I highly recommend I like how the story developed without it being drawn out unnecessarily, the stubbornness of Cesca, combined with Sam s vulnerability, despite his confidence as a Hollywood actor I am a new convert to the delights of Italy and wanted of it I actuall [...]


    22. Carrie writes some of the best, most flawed people out there These two were so much fun to read and I love how I didn t even realize I was nearing the end of the book as I flew through their story All my stars, today Can t wait for the next sister s story


    23. 3.5 starsThis is a book I was excited to read because it sounded like the perfect easy summer read Woman with writers block escapes to Lake Como to housesit for a family and ends up trapped in a villa with a man she loathes Who doesn t love hate to love romance set in Italy with a celebrity romantic lead Ok, it does sound like a bit if a busy story but it still sounds funFun it was I enjoyed myself reading I felt a strong urge to sit in the sun and drink wine and do something spontaneous I wante [...]


    24. Summer s Lease is such a great feel good romance, with likable and endearing characters, and a steadily moving plot which kept me interested and invested in the characters stories It was entirely predictable from the very beginning, but most romance stories are I loved Elks writing style, with a nice varied use of vocabulary and she really set the scene well The only thing that stopped me from rating it as a 5 read, was the sex scene halfway through I m not prudish by any means, but this was suc [...]


    25. I adore Carrie s writing it has a wonderful flow, and her characters always are well rounded and developed There is an emotion but not an emotional read where you sob your heart out This book would make an excellent holiday read especially with it set in Italy Summers lease is the first of four books about the Shakespeare sisters The leading lady is Cesca Shakespeare Cesca is living hand to mouth trying to hold down a job, this time the job is at a cat cafe Cesca is fired and upon visiting her u [...]





    26. This is the first Carrie Elks book, I have been aware of her work for a while and have even picked up a copy of one of her books in my local superstore Seeing as this is the start of a new series I decided to delve straight in This series is about four sisters Our first sister is Cesca, she is struggling in life, she had a bright career blossoming until fate decided to take her down a different path I felt for Cesca, she was proud and trying to do things on her own Just as she hits rock bottom s [...]


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