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The story takes place mostly in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. I love the way the author describes the crisp blue water of the lake, the boats, the people in this town. The timeline in the story varies between the present and past, and is described in "Cicada Years".
Some people regard a "Cicada Summer" as a period of renewal or second chances. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated and determined. Alex Proctor is a single mother to a 5-year-old and has joint custody of her daughter with her ex-husband.
Alex's relationship with her ex-husband is complicated. She has problems moving forward to another relationship, and she has problems with the past. Alex befriends an older neighbor, Elise, who shares some history and secrets about the older house that Alex is renovating.
They develop a friendship. Elise also bonds with Alex's daughter. Most of these houses have dead animals, or living ones to deal with bats, feral cats, dead rodents. There is rot from water damage, The plumbing, and electrical work has to be updated to code.
Alex sees this as a challenge, and tries to maintain whatever structure from the past that she can. To Alex, these house hold family secrets, and treasures. Her workers are loyal and protective. There are other people in the real estate business, that would love to tear Alex's recent house down, and build a new house.
There is a terrible storm that causes more water damage and then a fire to Alex's current property. How will Alex deal with these problems?
But this is going to be a Cicada Summer, and with that there could be change and second chances. What do you think this will mean for Alex? I enjoyed this captivating and intriguing novel and would highly recommend it.
I received copy of this novel for my honest review. I look forward to reading more of Maureen Leurck's books.Cicada Summer is a gentle, heartfelt tale that has lost none of its charm over the years.
There is sadness and hope and danger: it’s one of my perennial favourites. There is sadness and hope and danger: it’s one of my perennial favourites.
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Aug 26, · Review: I entered a giveaway for this because I’ve been in a massive multi-genre slump most of the year, so I’ve been looking for more books that aren’t the kinds of stories I usually read. May 01, · Cicada Summer has ratings and 25 reviews.
Judith said: This is a wonderful children's novel in the tradition of classics like The Secret Garden and T /5. "Cicada Summer is a beautifully written novel about a woman’s journey to restore a historic home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
This compulsively readable story of second chances and transformation, renovation and redemption captivated me . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Secrets of the Cicada Summer at benjaminpohle.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.