Friday, September 4, 2015

Blog Tour: Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs

Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: Mira ( Harlequin)
Date of publication: August 2015

 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.

Starlight on Willow Lake was a very enjoyable book.  It is the 11th book in the Lakeshore Chronicles series but honestly can be read as a stand alone.  I am familiar with the series as I have read some of the earlier books, but I never felt like I was missing anything.  In this one, Alice Bellamy has been living as a quadriplegic for the past year after surviving a skiing accident.  Her son Mason is summoned home when she has an accident at home.  He hires Faith as a last ditch effort to find a good in home nurse to take care of her.

That is just a little about the set up of the book.  What it doesn't tell you is that story is very relationship driven.  It's not really about the romance between Faith and Mason.  Although that is a nice result of the story.  It's more about the relationships between the characters. It's about  Mason and his mother finding a way to talk to each other again.  Cara, Ruby, and Alice all finding a way to conquer their fears and be comfortable with themselves.  And it's a wonderful story about how love and family can help to heal any broken heart.

My favorite relationship was the one between Alice and Ruby.  It was so endearing to see how Alice came alive as she helped Ruby get over her fear of everything.  What a special bond those two developed over the course of the book.  I definitely think that this is one of my favorite from this series.  I highly recommend picking it up!

About the author:

Susan Wiggs is the author of many beloved bestsellers, including the popular Lakeshore Chronicles series. She has won many awards for her work, including a RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America.

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1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Alice is a character I really want to get to know - everyone has such great things to say about her!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.