The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 4
The fourth entry into this terrific series centers around two minor characters that appeared in previous books – Greg’s ex-wife Sophie Bellamy and veterinarian Noah Shepherd.
Greg has had custody of their kids since the divorce, but once teenage daughter Daisy had a baby, she moved out despite being such a young, single mother. But their younger son still lives with Greg, and Daisy lives nearby.
Meanwhile Sophie, an international attorney, has been working on a two year long intense case at The Hague. When the case finally is resolved, there is a party to celebrate but the party is cut short by terrorists and she is kidnapped. Surviving such a horrific incident really puts her life in perspective for her and she decides her life isn’t worthwhile without her kids. So she surprises everyone when she moves into the small town in the Catskills.
On moving day, it is snowing and once she gets to town it basically turns into a blizzard and her car gets stuck in a ditch. Veterinarian Noah Shepherd rescues her but she pretty much has to stay with him as there is no safe way for her to get to her new home. Luckily, he seems like the nice guy he really is and she’s not too uncomfortable staying with a stranger until the storm lets up. And that is the meet-cute.
There is definite chemistry going on with Noah and Sophie, but of course there are problems too. Noah’s last girlfriend broke up with him when he told her he wanted kids, and Sophie already has more or less grown children. And Sophie is ten years older than Noah, a fact that he finds out pretty early and doesn’t care about, but she does.
Have I mentioned before that some of the books contain recipes? This one does, too. just a nice added bonus as far as I’m concerned. I love this whole series and this book is no exception, it’s wonderful.
5/18 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
SNOWFALL AT WILLOW LAKE by Susan Wiggs. MIRA; Reprint edition (October 24, 2017)). ISBN 978-0778331322. 432p.