Friday, February 3, 2017

#WRC2017: Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi

This fall, members of the Vise Library are participating in the Booksparks Winter Reading Challenge! We have received copies of several books from publishers for honest reviews. We hope that you enjoy these reviews (and books)!

About the book:

Linnie Wayfair knows just how many people are counting on her. But knowing doesn’t make doing any easier.
Everyone in Sweet Lake, Ohio, wants her to muster all her business sense and return the Wayfair Inn to its former glory. Her parents hope she’ll forgive her scoundrel of a brother and reconcile the family. The eccentric Sweet Lake Sirens want her to open the inn—and her heart—to new possibilities. And her hilarious lifelong friends Jada and Cat are dropping none-too-subtle hints for her to ignite a romance with Daniel Kettering, the sexy attorney who’s been pining for her for years…
Now a shocking turn of events will open old wounds and upend the world Linnie has carefully built. She has to make changes quickly—and the results, though not entirely what she expected, might be what she’s been yearning for all along.
Linnie has been taking care of the family business (managing an inn) ever since her father had a stroke.  Linnie has made several improvements since she has taken over and believes that the inn will eventually be handed over to her.  However, the family has always been in the care of the first son in the family.  This is where some hostility with her brother comes into play and to top it off, he does something pretty terrible that makes things even worse.  Not only is their personal relationship in ruins, but Linnie wonders if the business will still continue to thrive with Freddie in the picture.  There is a group of women called the Sweet Lake Sirens that have taken on the task of repairing Linnie and Freddie's relationship.  Linnie has to decide if she can ever forgive Freddie in order to move on.  There is plenty of real-life family drama to this story and a great group of side characters.  Linnie has an admirer in Daniel that makes you want to root for them throughout the entire story.  This book was such a wonderful read!

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About the author:

Some writers are gifted with an unusual life and I’m certainly one of those. I’ve lived in Ohio, Virginia, California, Utah and now South Carolina. In college I was featured on the front page of the Houston Post for a lark that erased all my debt. I first met my four adopted children in the sweltering heat of the tropics. I helped build several companies and was lucky enough to earn a living doing what I love best—writing—in a PR firm I owned.
If you’re wondering about beginnings, here they are: I’m the middle child in a litter of six kids raised in Cleveland, Ohio during the psychedelic 60s. My late mother swore I taught myself to read at the age of two. While this claim stands unsubstantiated, I can tell you that I spent most of my childhood toting a book in one hand, and pen and paper in the other. I’ve been writing ever since.
In 2004, I made the wisest and most irrational decision of my life, and began writing fiction full-time. The five books in the award-winning Liberty Series have all reached bestseller status, and are “highly recommended” by The Midwest Book Review. I’ve also begun releasing the Heavenscribe series, and have several other works as well.
In February 2017, look for Sweet Lake, the first installment in the new series I’m writing for Amazon Publishing’s Lake Union imprint. The second book in the series will release in July 2017.
All the years of hard work pay off daily in sweet notes, comments and reviews by readers. Please continue the mail, tweets and comments on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads. I cherish your support and love chatting with readers.
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