Thursday, September 3, 2015

Starlight on Willow Lake
by Susan Wiggs

Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted, lakeside estate of Avalon's renowned Bellamy family, she's intent on rebuilding her shattered life and giving her two daughters a chance at a better future. But she faces a formidable challenge in the form of her stubborn and difficult new employer, Alice Bellamy. While Faith proves a worthy match for her sharp-tongued client, she often finds herself at a loss for words in the presence of Mason Bellamy—Alice's charismatic son, who clearly longs to escape the family mansion and return to his fast-paced, exciting life in Manhattan…and his beautiful, jet-setting fiancée. 

The last place Mason wants to be is a remote town in the Catskills, far from his life in the city, and Faith McCallum is supposed to be the key to his escape. Hiring the gentle-hearted yet strong-willed caregiver as a live-in nurse gives his mother companionship and Mason the freedom to return to his no-attachments routine. For Faith, it means stability for her daughters and a much-needed new home. When Faith makes a chilling discovery about Alice's accident, Mason is forced to reconsider his desire to keep everyone, including his mother, at a distance. Now he finds himself wondering if the supercharged life he's created for himself is what he truly wants…and whether exploring his past might lead to a new life—and lasting love—on the tranquil shores of Willow Lake.
 



Kritters Thoughts:  My second book that I have read from the Lakeshore Chronicles and now I am really wanting to go back and start at book one.  This book I am reviewing today is book 11, and I have read book 9, so still have a lot of catching up!  

This book felt like a stand alone most of the time, but I could tell that there was some back story that I was missing on, but it didn't ruin the read for me.  The Bellamy family is dealt a crisis with a father dying and a mother left confined to a wheelchair so the three child return home to get their mother in a good place and to spread their father's ashes.  Faith McCallum is a nurse who has been out of work for a while and her and her two girls are at the end of their line until the perfect job falls in their lap.

Like most romance novels, the ending isn't a surprise, BUT with good romance novels, the journey is more enjoyable whether you know the ending or not.  Susan Wiggs is one of those romance authors where the plot is way more important than the sex scenes, so if you are a plot person (like me) then you can enjoy that there is a story with some love in it (instead of the other way around).


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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