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This was a beautiful story of two broken, lost souls who found their way back to life and happiness, and hopefully to everlasting love.

Anna lost her husband Greg, and with her two children Evie and Zac, she escaped to Lilac House in Lake Summers to be with her aunt Hope. Then she mer Aiden who had lost his wife, and both connected with each other. Until a secret brought the tension between them.

My first book by author Barbara Josselsohn, I was completely entranced by the story. The characters’ lives evolved smoothly with a few meanderings, but both soon filled me with curiosity to know what happened next.

I loved the premise of broken souls finding each other to live life again. The author’s writing brought out the various nuances of their life. Attraction flared between them along with a secret. I loved how Anna and Aiden dealt with it all. Set in a small town, the locals added flavor to the story. The various interconnections were well depicted.

Both the characters showed great strength in dealing with their individual losses. Seeing them pick up the pieces of their life was inspiring, especially Anna since I connected with her. Family and friendship and their importance were weaved into the foundations of the story along with huge dollops of emotions.

Overall, an interesting, lovable story over a dull weekend.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Can one summer house bring two broken hearts together?

Summer escapes to Lilac House have always been a source of comfort for Anna Harris. Though things will never be the same since her husband’s death, she knows that it is there, nestled in Lake Summers in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, that she and her children Zac and Evie can begin to build a new life.

The house is just as beautiful as Anna remembers, and caught up in the rhythm of small town life, helping her Aunt Hope run the little shop on Main Street, Anna begins to feel a sense of herself she hasn’t felt in years. Then she meets Aidan. Handsome, strong and quiet, he also knows what’s it’s like to lose someone. In each other they recognise something they’ve both been missing and they feel a spark.

But Aidan’s past holds a different set of complications. He’s hiding a secret about why he came to Lake Summers. And just as the Lilac House finally starts to feel like home, Anna learns something devastating about Greg’s death that makes her question everything…

The summer might have brought Anna and Aidan together, but can Anna finally let go of the past now she really has the chance for a new beginning?

Publication Date: March 2020

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    1. Ah it was a read when my ill health was at peak and I needed a soothing book. This worked. Hope you get to it soon.. I am sure you will like it

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