Starlight on Willow Lake

Starlight on Willow Lake

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to a sun-drenched summer on the shores of Willow Lake in a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together...and the secrets that tear them apart 

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 fiancée. 

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.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books [2015]
ISBN: 9780778317951
0778317951
Characteristics: 380 pages ; 25 cm.

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bibliosara Oct 23, 2018

In the most recent Lakeshore chronicles entry, Susan Wiggs captivates audiences once again. Alice Bellamy's son, Mason, reluctantly decides to help care for his mother for a summer after she suffers a horrific accident – the same accident that killed her husband. With both Mason and Alice nursing hidden wounds, Faith McCallum's arrival comes just in time to mend not only their hearts, but her own. With a story bound to capture a reader's heart as well as their imagination, Starlight on Willow Lake is a moving reminder of the power of forgiveness, the difficulty of acceptance, and the importance of love. Although it is not necessary to read the prior Lakeshore Chronicles books, it does help you get to know the side characters a little better. Overall, this book is perhaps my favorite in the series – maybe even my favorite of Wiggs' books! Practice makes perfect, and Susan Wiggs has almost reached perfection in this heartbreaking and heartwarming novel.

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lilyofthevalley3
Mar 22, 2018

I didn’t realize this book was part of a series. It read like a stand-alone book. An enjoyable, heartwarming story. Will read more from this author!

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bridge1
Oct 04, 2015

I liked this book, despite the clichés. The children are delightful and I wish they had more to do and say in the story. However, it was an interesting story.

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mjk236sb
Sep 10, 2015

This is another chapter of the Lakeshore Chronicles that carries on the tradition of great characters and interesting stories. Have enjoyed all the previous books in this series and she does not disappoint with this newest story. She always takes you away to Avalon and Willow Lake and the people who live there. Can't wait for the next book and the continuation of the life at Willow Lake. If you have not tried these yet please do and be carried away to this setting and the people who live there.

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