"One Summer is an engaging novel, rich with the history of Westburn, Scotland, and alive with the passions of Nathan Forrest, torn between welding in a decaying shipyard, the love of an innocent girl, and his other life as a Jazz musician."
Libby Jacobs, author Wolf Note
"In this compelling story of class and religious conflict, Nathan Forrest, Catholic, a welder and illegitimate son, is reared by his grandmother. A gifted jazz trumpeter, Nathan pursues Dorothy Jones, a Protestant girl from a middle-class family. Against a background of decaying Westburn's doomed shipyards and bitter Protestant-Catholic antagonisms, the young lovers seek to escape the constraints of prejudice and hate."
Cynthia Weiner, Assistant Director, Writers Studio, New York.