Abigail thought her life was normal—until she awoke in the year 1692.Abigail Parker graduated from high school expecting her summer to be spent with friends and prepping for college. But after the sudden death of her mother, she moved to Salem, Massachusetts. Stumbling upon a spell book, Abigail tries her hand at a spell, but something goes terribly wrong. Abbey finds hersAbigail thought her life was normal—until she awoke in the year 1692.Abigail Parker graduated from high school expecting her summer to be spent with friends and prepping for college. But after the sudden death of her mother, she moved to Salem, Massachusetts. Stumbling upon a spell book, Abigail tries her hand at a spell, but something goes terribly wrong. Abbey finds herself three centuries back in the summer of 1692 in the midst of the Salem witch trials. There she meets a young man named William Reed, who shows her a love she had never imagined possible. Abigail discovers family in 1692 and realizes that she holds a secret that could jeopardize her and Williams love, even risking their life....
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The Summerland Reviews
Vibrant emotions in a likeable heroineElizabeth's Cheryl's The Summerland was a moving and exciting romp through Salem during the witch trials from an unlikely source, a modern day eighteen-year-old girl grieving the loss of her mother. Abigail's trip through 17th century Salem becomes complicated when she falls in love with a young man of the time who is also connected to the witch trials. The time travel is handled well, but the real strength of the novel comes from emotions Abigail feels over her mother and over her life. That's what captured me.
I am a huge fan of 17th century Salem Mass. The witch trials fascinate me in that they were so wrong. How mass hysteria touched such a small town and caused so much grief is so beyond me. I have found very few books that center aroud Salem and the witch trials that really have grabbed me. THIS BOOK GRABBED ME, SHOOK ME and TOUCHED ME DEEP!Elizabeth Cheryl did a lot of research on this book. The historical facts in it are incredible. The scenes are so well written that you can picture how Salem looked in 1694. The characters are so well developed that you picture them there. They become part of you. You can feel what they are feeling.I met Author Elizabeth Cheryl at RT in Chicago on April 12th 2012. I overheard her talking about her book as I was speaking to another author. I had to have him hold so I could speak with Elizabeth. After hearing of the book, I immediately knew I had to have it. Elizabeth signed the book for me and I brought it home. I read it in less than 24 hours.At the end of the book, I did what I call "the end of the book freak out" where I go through the pages in a panicked rush trying to find more to read as I am denial of it ending. I cannot even tell you how excited I am to get the next book!I classify this book as Paranormal Historical Fiction and highly suggest reading it if you are a fan of witchcraft, the unjustice of the Salem Witch trials, incredible writing and an even more beautiful story! This book def got serious hugs when I finished it!
The Summerland was a wonderful novel with all of the necessary ingredients to make it one of my personal favourites: paranormal elements, time travel and a tender love story. I found the historical information fascinating, in fact, I feel like I have a new insight and appreciation for the horror and injustice of the Salem witch trials. Going through the gut-wrenching process with Abigail Parker was so powerful it was as if I went through the trials myself.Abigail was a brave, caring and smart heroine, William a chivalrous, loyal and lovable hero. This sweet love story was a nice change from the graphic romance novels I've read recently. With The Summerland, be prepared to be entertained, to be terrified and to fall in love, all while learning about a dark, appalling time in American history. Highly recommended!
After hearing great things, I'd hoped it would be better. Character development was good but the story ended in a terrible place. It's part of a series, that's obvious, but there was no closure, at all, whatsoever to this book in the series. It seemed to stop in the middle of the book.Jessi LohmanAuthorhttp://www.amazon.com/Riding-Camino-D...
This book had a good topic but lacked a lot of key details. This is meant for a very nieve reader who doesn't ask questions about how the plot works. The main character has good intentions but seems very gullible and young. Meets a boy once and is in love with him after a sentence..... Come on. Not much character development and many questions unanswered.
I couldn't put this book down! Great story. There is so much more that I need to know. You are instantly drawn to Abigail & can feel what she feels. Love her & William together...
The story line was great and a very enjoyable read. I wanted more. I was captivated with the characters. So I will be looking for more books by this author. This is an author to watch.
Thought this was an interesting take on a familiar subject.