Mediterranean Summer

Mediterranean Summer Beautiful artist beautiful woman and beautiful lover May and Paris is hot with rebellion passion and hope as protestors clash with the riot police Brilliant art student Laure stands boldly on

  • Title: Mediterranean Summer
  • Author: Jane MacKenzie
  • ISBN: 9781912145232
  • Page: 128
  • Format: ebook
  • Beautiful artist, beautiful woman, and beautiful lover May 1968 and Paris is hot with rebellion, passion and hope, as protestors clash with the riot police Brilliant art student Laure stands boldly on the barricades, heady with her new found defiance, and is swept into romance with Lolo, the fascinating student leader But youthful rebellion comes at a cost Two months Beautiful artist, beautiful woman, and beautiful lover May 1968 and Paris is hot with rebellion, passion and hope, as protestors clash with the riot police Brilliant art student Laure stands boldly on the barricades, heady with her new found defiance, and is swept into romance with Lolo, the fascinating student leader But youthful rebellion comes at a cost Two months later, the excitement is over Laure heads home for the summer to Vermeilla, her picturesque Mediterranean village She looks forward to the simplicity of village life, and to a summer in the sun with family and friends, but is aware that the new Laure may shock her little Catalan community But even Vermeilla isn t protected from the forces of change Shadows hang over both Laure and her village haven Can she battle the menace that has followed her from Paris And can she trust Robert, the aloof lawyer who may be the only one who can keep her safe PRAISE FOR JANE MACKENZIE Mackenzie evocatively captures the beauty of the Banyuls region of France Daily Mail This is a very satisfying story in many ways characters you believe in and care about, wonderful descriptions of French Catalonia and a strong plot Newsbooks Magazine

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    About “Jane MacKenzie

    • Jane MacKenzie

      Jane MacKenzie has lived an exceptionally adventurous life, working in such far flung corners of the world as the Gambia, Bahrain, and Papua New Guinea, and Switzerland and France nearer to home She is as much at home teaching in an African village as organising the research budgets of Nobel scientists, and is a natural linguist, picking up languages wherever she has lived, to complement the fluent French from her first degree in French Language and Literature She is an entrepreneur, an international expert in education, and latterly helped transform the UK Government s Office at CERN in Geneva during two years as its Head In her fifties Jane turned to writing novels, for a new challenge, and to fulfil a long held dream.Jane splits her time now between her homes in the Scottish Highlands, and in her beloved Catalan village in France, the region where her three novels have been set.Jane is widowed with grown up children.



    100 thoughts on “Mediterranean Summer

    • The author see my review of The Twins by Saskia Sarginson and invited me to review her book Mediterranean Summer. This new novel by Jane Mackenzie is not anything like The Twins by Saskia Sarginson, the author was just trying to point out that she see my review of The Twins. Mediterranean Summer is about rebellion, reunion, and the chance to dream. Jane Mackenzie writes well about historical novels set in the turbulent Catalonia region of France and Spain. She is the author of WH Smith best sell [...]


    • A very interesting read both full of historical facts and fiction mingled with a great storyline. It's not a period in history or place I am familiar with nor tend to read about so it was interesting to read something out of my usual comfort zone. Saying that, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and being enthralled by the characters, though there are a lot of them. I found the concept was excellent which kept you reading, wanting to know the outcome. The book was well written and the charact [...]


    • Set against the student uprising in Paris in the 1960s this book immerses the reader in another world. No sooner are we immersed n this world than we are transported to a rural idyll in the South of France; an escape from the frenzy of the capital. There are a few surprises on the way but I enjoyed this intelligent summer read. The descriptions of both locations are exquisite and it is easy to empathise with the protagonist.Some nice little touches too such as the father's bakery and the backgro [...]


    • I didn't realise this novel was part of a trilogy but it really didn't effect my perspective of the characters and storyline. As a stand alone story I found it an easy read with characters I could relate too.The perfect summer read where I drifted off to the south of France to the tiny village of Vermeilla and its residents. Set in 1968 the story focuses on young Parisian art student Laure who returns home from Paris after two months of student riots and an uncertain future at the famous univers [...]


    • I didn't realise this novel was part of a trilogy but it really didn't effect my perspective of the characters and storyline. As a stand alone story I found it an easy read with characters I could relate too.The perfect summer read where I drifted off to the south of France to the tiny village of Vermeilla and its residents. Set in 1968 the story focuses on young Parisian art student Laure who returns home from Paris after two months of student riots and an uncertain future at the famous univers [...]


    • Jane MacKenzie has done it again! Beautiful descriptions of France that make me want to be there, sympathetic characters with very human longings and just enough flaws to make them endearing. And all set in a political background that informs and intrigues. Then there's the pleasure of meeting characters from the first and second books of this trilogy and seeing how they have developed. Altogether a great summer read!


    • Art student Laure is returning home to her quiet village after her involvement in the Paris demonstrations. She needs to rest and recover, and she also needs to find a way to resolve the problem hanging over her – a problem that could mean the end of her studies. At first the peace and solitude are soothing, and Laure enjoys reconnecting with her family and her childhood friends. But her brother-in-law Daniel has a new job at the Nobel factory in Paulilles, and trainee doctor Martin, his broth [...]


    • A lovely holiday readThis book was an immersive cultural experience. Having always wanted to go to Paris, as most people do, I was interested the whole time. Laure is an art student, it is 1968, she gets herself involved in protests and calls for a revolution. There's an energy, a feeling of hope and she clings to it. Except, she may now lose her place at one of the most prestigious art universities in the whole of France.There's romance in this book, a world of stirring drama, calming structure [...]


    • After receiving a copy of this book, I read it now. It is a story playing in France, mainly Paris and the area of Roussillon - historical facts woven in the otherwise fictional story. The book bridges two different worlds of Laure - the female main character of the book, the chaotic student riots in Paris and the quiet life in a peaceful coastal village, where her family lives.The students riots did not so much appeal to me in this book, but as always, that is personal, but they are surely meant [...]


    • I really enjoyed this book - a perfect summer read. It has a gentle pace and easy style, with a marvellous sense of time and place. Set in the less well developed South of France near to the Spanish border, Laure's story and those of her family and friends kept me entertained throughout. The ending, though rather abrupt, left me with a smile and a warm feeling of summer. I think that the time setting of the late 60's was particularly well done. Great fun and ideal for those tricky periods in bet [...]


    • I found this book dragged quite a bit, there's a few different storylines all going on at once with no particular great wrapping up of them. Also I found there were way too many characters that really weren't needed, I spent an age each time one was mentioned trying to work out who's family or friend s/he was. However, if you have an interest in France I'm sure you'll find it interesting. 2.5 stars rounded up to 3



    • Mediterranean Summer by Jane MacKenzie was a nice surprise; a book I knew nothing about, by an author I’d never come across before, but one that I ended up really enjoying. It tells the story of Laure, a young art student who finds herself caught up in the excitement of the 1968 student demonstrations at her university in Paris. When the rebellion is over, with her future as an artist in doubt due to her involvement in the protests, Laure returns home for the summer to her parents’ house in [...]


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