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Publisher's Summary

The second audiobook in a stunning new series from Sunday Times best seller Dilly Court.

1873. When Carrie Manning’s father dies, her mother, Esther, is heartbroken. Essie leaves London to convalesce with her good friend Lady Alice, and it is down to Carrie to look after her family and take charge of the shipping company that her father has left behind.

But the company is in dire straits, forcing Carrie to seek work as a companion to Maria Colville. When Carrie and Maria try to track down Maria’s mother, they have no idea of the secrets that they will discover. Secrets that link the Colvilles, the Mannings and figures from the past who return to England.

Carrie’s journey is as unpredictable as the waters that link the rival shipping companies, but will her determination be enough to preserve the legacy of her family’s name?

©2018 Dilly Court (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Feisty female characters to fall in love with in a spirited, adventurous novel." (Sunday Express)

"Dilly Court’s latest novel is another page-turner that will keep you gripped to the end." (The People’s Friend)

"As always Dilly keeps you absorbed right to the end." (Choice)

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really enjoyed this book. I listened to it when I should have been doing other things

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  • Doglover
  • 26-07-2018

The Summer Maiden

I would definitely recommend this book, interesting and narrated very well Looking forward to reading book 3

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  • Kathleen
  • 16-07-2018

Wonderful

What can I say, Dilly Court, You are marvellous. I loved this book. Just brilliant.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-02-2020

A lovely escapism.

The narrator, as always, with Dilly Court's novels was faultless. The story interesting and provided easy listening.

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  • Dave
  • 22-03-2019

need a book 3 to follow

I have listened to the River Maid and the Summer Maiden quite a few times now. I love the story and the narration. would love another book to see how they all get on in their new lives!!

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  • prinbird
  • 17-10-2018

Brilliant!!!

Brilliant as ever Dilly Court never fails to deliver a good book. Throughly entertaining throughout. Can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Mrs P
  • 10-10-2018

Brilliant follow on book

As usual Dilly Court has come out tops good clean story, great can't wait for the next installment, and well narrated.

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  • Andrew
  • 17-12-2020

Talented narrator brings characters to life

I love a good period drama with a happy end, although many trials have to be overcome first. Annie's performance is very impressive. Very well done to author and narrator!

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  • sadie thompson
  • 09-10-2020

Struggled to finish.

I keep falling asleep and struggle to get back to where I was when I fell asleep

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  • Andrea Bee
  • 06-01-2020

love it

can't wait for the next book. amazing book series. I need more series. totally worth the money.

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  • barbara
  • 01-12-2019

The Summer Maiden

A lovely story of the lives of two families connected through shipping. Loved listening to it and understand that there is another book in the series - Can’t wait!

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