Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs (The Lakeshore Chronicles #11)


#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to a sun-drenched summer on the shores of Willow Lake in a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together…and the secrets that tear them apart

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 fiancĂ©e.

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. 
  • Series: The Lakeshore Chronicles (Book 11)
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (August 25, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778317951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778317951

My review:  Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs (The Lakeshore Chronicles #11)


While this is book #11 in the Lakeshore Chronicles, it does a good job of standing alone.  I did not feel that I missed anything.
I love the cover of this book it makes you want to go there out to Willow lake.

There is a lot of drama,  lots of characters that draw you into there lives. You don't want to see them go. There is one love scene.

The story opens up with the three Bellamy's Mason, Adam and Ivy skiing in New Zealand at there parents favorite ski place to spread there father Trevor Bellamy's ashes as he wanted them too.  It is also the place that he died and their mother became disabled after the avalanche trapped them a year ago.

Allice Bellamy is always angry at being trapped in a wheel chair not being able to do anything.  She has a hard time keeping a nurse.
She lives in a big house in Avalon, New York on Willow lake.  Adam lives on the property too, but he is getting arson training so Mason agrees to stay there awhile.

Faith McCallum is a widow raising two daughters.  She is a nurse with a lot of debt and worries.
Cara is in high school and is very smart and hard working.
Ruby is in second grade, has diabete type 1. She has a lot of fears.

When the McCallum family becomes connected to the Bellamy they both blossom and help each other.  It is nice to see the changes.

I did not want to put the book down.  I would read more books about the Bellamys.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley, Mira Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Starlight on Willow Lake.

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