Seasons' End

Romance, General Fiction

By Will North

Publisher : Booktrope Publishing

ABOUT Will North

Will North
I think we can safely blame it on Margaret D’Ascoli, though I suppose Henry Wadsworth Longfellow may bear some responsibility as well. Mrs. D’Ascoli was my eighth grade English teacher, Longfellow was the author of—among other things—the epic poem, Evangeline, about which we had t More...


Every summer for generations, three families intertwined by history, marriage, and career have spent “the season” at their beach cottage compounds on an island in Puget Sound. Today, Martha “Pete” Petersen, married to Tyler Strong, is the lynchpin of the “summer people.” In childhood, she was the tomboy every girl wanted to emulate and is now the mother everyone admires.
Colin Ryan, family friend and the island’s veterinarian, met Pete first in London, years earlier, when she visited his roommate, Tyler. He’s loved her, privately, ever since. Born in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, son of a bar owner, he’s always been dazzled by what he sees of the sun-kissed lives of the summer people.
But this summer, currents strong as the tides roil: jealousies grow, tempers flare, passions clash. Then, on the last day of the season, a series of betrayals alters the combined histories of these families forever.
As in previous novels, The Long Walk Home and Water, Stone, Heart, with Seasons’ End, Will North weaves vivid settings and memorable characters into a compelling tale of romance and suspense.

''[Will North is] a strong, vivid writer with a romantic's heart.'' --Patricia Gaffney, NY Times Bestselling Author of Mad Dash and The Goodbye Summer 

''North's knack for characterization creates a memorable cast across generations.'' --Seattle Times --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Having read Will North's first two books, I was anxiously waiting for his new one, Seasons' End, and I was not disappointed. Will weaves a story filled with interesting characters who spend their summers on an island in Puget Sound. The characters are colorful and he paints a beautiful picture with words. This one is a bit darker than his first two, but still a story of passion, betrayal and love. I loved it and am looking forward to his next book, a mystery. Mr. North is fast becoming one of my favorite writers! I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes good story telling, in-depth characterizations, and wonderfully descriptive writing that takes you away to new places.  Five Stars. H. Fredericks