A Song for Summer By Eva Ibbotson

A Song for Summer By Eva Ibbotson

When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she finds her destiny.
Swept into an idyllic world of mountains, music, eccentric teachers and wayward children, Ellen brings order and joy to all around her. But it’s the handsome, mysterious gardener, Marek, who intrigues her – Marek, who has a dangerous secret. As Hitler’s troops spread across Europe, Ellen has promises to keep, even if they mean she must sacrifice her future happiness . .

My Thoughts:

Thank you to lovereading for sending me this book. This is my last book by Eva Ibbotson that I am reviewing and I am kind of sad. I read this book in half a day and thoroughly enjoyed it. The story is written around The World War and it is a heart breaking love story, it is all about a girl called Ellen Carr who keeps on going even though the world is against her. I loved this book and Eva’s others so much and I am glad I had the opportunity to read some brilliant classics. I am going to treasure them forever and probably re-read them all soon.

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A Company of Swans By Eva Ibbotson

A Company of Swans By Eva Ibbotson

Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton’s only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good.

Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiance have begun to track her down. . .

My Thoughts:

Thank you lovereading for sending me this book. If your a fan of the ballet this is the book for you. Even though I am not really, I still enjoyed this book but not as much as Eva Ibbotson’s other books. The story is all about a young girl called Harriet Morton who loves ballet and she gets a chance to run away and join a ballet tour so she decides to leave her incredibly dull life. I think this book would be great for the younger girl and the cover looks lovely too.

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Magic Flutes By Eva Ibbotson

Magic Flutes By Eva Ibbotson


Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess – who’s given up her duties to follow her heart, working for nothing backstage at the Viennese opera. No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairy-tale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way.
But secret lives can be complicated, and when a wealthy, handsome Englishman discovers this bewitching urchin backstage, Tessa’s two lives collide – and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny. .

My Thoughts:

Thank you to lovereading for sending me this book, this is my third book by Eva Ibbotson that I have read and this one is more of an enchanting love story. I managed to read this book in a day. Yes it was that good. There are a few likeable characters and a lovely hero called Guy Farne, there are funny moments but also a few teary moments.The way Eva adds so much description in to a place or scenery is just amazing as you really do feel like you are there.

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The Morning Gift By Eva Ibbotson

The Morning Gift By Eva Ibbotson

Ruth lives in the beautiful city of Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But her world is about to change forever. When Hitler’s forces invade, Ruth’s family flees to London, but she is unable to get a passport. Quin, a young professor and friend of the family, visits Ruth and, in an effort to bring her back to London, he offers a marriage of convenience.

As Ruth throws herself into London life, Quin begins to fall desperately in love with her. Things are further complicated by the arrival of Heini…..

My Thoughts:

I would like to say a big thank you to lovereading for sending me this book. This is a new addition of the same book published many years ago. Eva Ibbotson died in on the 20th October 2010 aged 85, I think these books are being published again to celebrate her life. I hadn’t heard of her before I had read this book, I am lucky enough to be reviewing all five of her books. I love the way Eva has written, you wouldn’t believe that the characters are all fictional. I could picture all the places Eva visits in this book as her descriptions of places is spot on. A very detailed story which is perfect to curl up with.

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