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A loving story of three generations where the secrets of the grandmother was a revelation for the daughter and granddaughter. Author Barbara Josselsohn made the sweetness of the summer come alive in Lake Summers.
Jena was back home with Sophie post her divorce. When grandmother Sweet’s health deteriorates, they both stay over and they come to know of the secret letters. A hint of a next door romance adds to the spice.
Writing was soft and warm hearted, there was a great uplift of spirits on reading the prose. Though not completely a love story – praise the skies for that – this was more about the women and their personal growth.
I liked how the three adapt to the new dynamics finding their peace and joy. It was nice to see a loving bond firm slowly. This was Jenna’s story and how she found her way back to life and discovered her confidence post her separation.
Emotions mark the prose with their fragrance, a secret and a second chance at love makes it all the more soothing. A perfect read over a lazy afternoon.
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Three generations. One summer that will change everything.
Growing up in Lake Summers, Jenna and her mother Sweet were known as the bluebell girls. Jenna was carefree, always running barefoot through their wildflower garden, and no one expected her to live in their little lake house in the Adirondack Mountains forever. But when Sweet’s health declines Jenna must return from her life near New York, and with her own daughter Sophie in tow, their family home comes to life again.
Away from the stress of her recent divorce, Jenna finds comfort in lazy afternoons along the water and long nights watching Sweet tell Sophie stories about her long-lost loves. And when she meets Sweet’s new next-door neighbour Troy, she recognizes him instantly as the boy with whom she shared her first kiss.
Seeing Troy reminds Jenna of just how reckless she once was, but as their feelings resurface, so do the secrets they hide about a tragedy in their past. And with Sweet and Sophie closer than ever before, Jenna is forced to make a choice: will she flee again, or is she finally brave enough to be honest with Troy and settle down in Lake Summers forever?
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loved your review, Shalini. 🙂 A story of three generations, women and their personal growth and a a second chance at love – sounds lovely. Adding to my TBR.
Thank you so much Debjani. I hope you like it too ❤️
You seem to be picking up more women’s fiction lately – are you going soft on us?
Completely soft and gooey…like marshmallow… Hasta la Vista post pandemic
Lovely review! Adapting to life after a divorce is never easy – sounds like Jenna hasn’t had an easy life. Love your comments on the writing style ❤
This sounds lovely Shalini! Soft and warm hearted is just what I need right now. And I love the cover! I have this coming up. I may just have to move this up the pile. ❤😍📚☕🍪
Amazing review as always Shalini!
Lovely review Shalini. I also loved this one. I enjoyed the women’s growth in this one.
Thank you so much. I prefer such reads nowadays along with a good whodunit
I’m with you Shalini. I do like thrillers, but in much smaller doses than I used to.
I like thrillers still but I feel my police procedural are running together. I am kinda bored of them now
I have to switch up my genres for that reason. I totally get it Shalini.