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  1. says:

    Summers at Castle Auburn was my first exposure to Sharon Shinn s fantasies, and it was pretty much insta love for me I m pretty sure Shinn returns my affections in a distant and anonymous fan appreciation kind of way and instantly set me off on a search forof her books.Corie is the teenage illegitimate daughter of a nobleman who s since died, but the roya...


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    There s a special shelf in my mental virtual bookcase Until now, only Crown Duel resided there, a little proud in being the only one to make it onto that shelf but getting kind of lonely.AND THEN ANOTHER BOOK TEARS THROUGH THE LONELINESS AND SPREADS ITS SUNSHINE ON THE SHELF MY LIFE It s SUMMERS AT CASTLE AUBURN It, too, contains that rare phenomenon where the characters and the romance make me squeak with glee while not skimping on the ...


  3. says:

    3.5 starsIf I had read this book in my teens, I would have given it 5 starts, no doubt But two decades later, I found the story a bit flat, mainly due to the fact that the only POV is that of the heroine, Coriel This makes the scope of the story too narrow considering the number of storylines Coriel s, her sister Elidandra s, her uncle Jaxon s, the crown prince s, the Aliora s, etc It does not better the situation that Corrie is barely 14 at the beginning 18 at the end her world is p 3.5 starsIf I had read this book in my teens, I would have given it...


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    dreamy, contented sigh Clearly, back in the day, the magical elves who wrote blurb y synopsis type things were a lotspare and didn t know to include all the delicious bits that will and should entice you to read the sumptuous, magical Summers at Castle Auburn.Things like a bright, sparkling, incorrigible heroine who spreads life wherever she goes oh, and is a healer herb witch Things like a fantastic, ste...


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    This story was a long way outside of my wheel house but surprisingly enough I wound up enjoying it It started very slowly but once I got in to it I came to appreciate the way the plot was allowed to slowly unfold without attempts to cram in superfluous action although there was still plenty of intrigue and suspense In ways this book reminded me of Jacquline Carey, especially Kushiel s Scion I think that was the first book in her second trilogy in how it focused on the growth of a kid into This story was a long way outside of my wheel house but surprisingly enough I wound up enjoying it It started very slowly but once I got in to it I came to appreciate the way the plot was allowed to slowly unfold without attempts to cram in superfluous action although there was still plenty of intrigue and suspense In ways this book reminded me of Jacquline Carey, especially Kushiel s Scion I think that was the first book in her second trilogy in how it focused on the growth of a kid into an adult amidst a background of court intrigue albeit with less ahem mature content i.e boobs.While it always seemed that the characters, their relationships with each other and their development was the true main plot the court intrigue provided a colorful and often suspenseful backdrop Especiall...


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    Corie is the illegitimate daughter of a now deceased noble lord Through an arrangement made while she was young, Corie spends her summers at Castle Auburn, home of her father She has a great relationship with her legitimate half sister Elisandra and a not so great one with her father s widow The rest of the time she spends with her maternal grandmother, a wise woman of peasant stock who knows herbal lore and healing.Although she is used to spending time with nobles, including the young Prince Corie is the illegitimate daughter of a now deceased noble lord Through an arrangement made while she was young, Corie spends her summers at Castle Auburn, home of her father She has a great relationship with her legitimate half sister Elisandra and a not so great one with her father s widow The rest of the time she spends with her maternal grandmother, a wise woman of peasant stock who knows herbal lore and healing.Although she is used to spending time with nobles, including the young Prince Bryan a vain young man on whom Corie has a violent crush , the regent s son Kent and even her own sister who is to marry Bryan and become a queen, Corie understands that she is not really of that world She enjoys her summers but her eventual plans are to become a wise woman in her village, like her grandmother.But events overtake young Cory As she grows older she begins to understand a bitof the world around her The R...


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    First posted over at my blog where you can findbook talks and general book nerdery I could die of happiness talking about Summers at Castle Auburn it was so charming and swoony It was one of those books that felt like magic It felt like cozy over sized sweaters, a good cup of tea, hot cocoa with big ol marshmallows, blanket forts and sitting by the fireplace I don t know how else to describe it I felt like it didn t matter what happened around me as I was reading it in my blanket f First posted over at my blog where you can findbook talks and general book nerdery I could die of happiness talking about Summers at Castle Auburn it was so charming and swoony It was one of those books that felt like magic It felt like cozy over sized sweaters, a good cup of tea, hot cocoa with big ol marshmallows, blanket forts and sitting by the fireplace I don t know how else to describe it I fel...


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    Originally reviewed here.I discovered Sharon Shinn through the fabulous Archangel the first book in her Samaria series I was instantly smitten and plowed my way through that series quick like a bunny I m pretty sure I picked up SUMMERS AT CASTLE AUBURN while waiting for the fifth Samaria book to come out I knew it was YA and muchtraditional fantasy also no sci fi , but honestly I was just sort of making time, if you will I wasn t expecting that much You know how you find a new autho Originally reviewed here.I discovered Sharon Shinn through the fabulous Archangel the first book in her Samaria series I was instantly smitten and plowed my way through that series quick like a bunny I m pretty sure I picked up SUMMERS AT CASTLE AUBURN while waiting for the fifth Samaria book to come out I knew it was YA and muchtraditional fantasy also no sci fi , but honestly I was just sort of making time, if you will I wasn t expecting that much You know how you find a new author via a series that just steals your heart, and after devouring it in its entirety you re simultaneously dying forbut so afraid the author s other books won t hold the same shine that those first ones do Sometimes your fears bear out But sometimes you end up eating humble pie, quite happily and deservedly s...


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    I first read this book many years ago, when I didn t write reviews and neither GR nor BL existed In fact, it was so long ago, I didn t remember anything about the book except that it was sitting on my shelf, reminding me of pleasures gone by This reading felt as fresh as if it was a new book After almost fifteen years since its publication, I g...


  10. says:

    3.5 StarsAll in all this was a good book but I did find myself at times rolling my eyes at how everything came together so perfectly without any trouble Especially at the end.I don t understand how all that time, our heroine wasn t able to figure matters of heart out.


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Summers at Castle Auburn As A Child, Coriel Halsing Spent Many Glorious Summers At Castle Auburn With Her Half Sister And Fell In Love With A Handsome Prince Who Could Never Be Hers But Now That She Is A Young Woman, She Begins To See The Dark Side Of This Magical Place

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 342 pages
  • Summers at Castle Auburn
  • Sharon Shinn
  • English
  • 22 August 2019
  • 044100928X

About the Author: Sharon Shinn

I ve been writing stories and poems since I was eight years old My first poem was about Halloween What is tonight What is tonight Try to guess and you ll guess right Perhaps this inauspicious beginning explains why it took me till I was in my thirties to sell a novel It occurred to me early on that it might take some time and a lot of tries before I was able to publish any of my creative w I ve been writing stories and poems since I was eight years old My first poem was about Halloween What is tonight What is tonight Try to guess and you ll guess right Perhaps this inauspicious beginning explains why it took me till I was in my thirties to sell a novel It occurred to me early on that it might take some time and a lot of tries before I was able to publish any of my creative writing, so I pursued a degree in journalism at Northwestern University so I d be able to support myself while I figured out how to write fiction.I ve spent most of my journalism career at three trade and association magazines The Professional Photographer which, as you might guess, went to studio and industrial photographers , DECOR which went to frame shop and art gallery owners , and BizEd which is directed at deans and professors at business schools My longest stint, seventeen years, was at DECOR Many people don t know this, but I m a CPF Certified Picture Framer , having passed a very long, technical test to prove I understood the tenets of conservation framing Now I write about management education and interview some really cool, really smart people from all over the world.I mostly write my fiction in the evenings and on weekends It requires a pretty obsessive compulsive personality to be as prolific as I ve been in the past ten years and hold down a full time job But I do manage to tear myself away from the computer now and then to do something fun I read as often as I can, across all genres, though I m most often holding a book that s fantasy or romance, with the occasional western thrown in I m a fan of Cardinals baseball and try to be at the ballpark on opening day If I had the time, I d see a movie every day of my life I love certain TV shows so much that knowing a new episode is going to air that night will make me happy all day I m a huge Joss Whedon fan, but in the past I ve given my heart to shows all over the map in terms of quality Knight Rider, Remington Steele, Blake s 7, Moonlighting, The Young Riders, Cheers, Hill Street Blues, X Files, Lost, Battlestar Galactica you can probably fill in the gaps And let s not forget my very first loves, The Partridge Family, Here Come the Brides and Alias Smith Jones I don t have kids, I don t want pets, and all my plants die, so I m really only forced to provide ongoing care for my menagerie of stuffed animals All my friends are animal lovers, though, and someone once theorized that I keep friends as pets I m still trying to decide if that s true