From the back cover: "It was boring to be a woman, nothing that one did had any meat in it... what could she do to appease her desire to leave a mark?"
Sophia enjoys the freedom afforded by estrangement from her husband Frederick. A woman unused to criticism, she feels that no queen could have a more absolute sway than she, mistress of Blandamer House. Then her children die and that poise is shaken. Deciding to follow Frederick, Sophia arrives in Paris in the Spring of 1848 as barricades threaten street corners. Here she meets her husband's mistress Minna, 'magnanimous and unscrupulous, fickle, ardent and interfering.' Faced with the danger and uncertainty of revolution, and the discovery of her love for Minna, Sophia's life is dramatically overturned. An extraordinary and surprising novel, Summer Will SHow speaks to us in a voice as fresh and vivid as when it was first published in 1936.