Starlight on Willow Lake

MIRA: Harlequin. (Lakeshore Chronicles, Bk. 11). Sept. 2015. 384p. ISBN 9780778317951. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781460389829. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
For Faith McCallum and her two young daughters, the health-care attendant position on Willow Lake with the Bellamy family is their last hope before ending up homeless and on welfare. However, the job isn't going to be an easy one. Matriarch Alice Bellamy is a difficult patient to say the least. In order to put a roof over their heads and food in their mouths, Faith will have to stay on her toes. Mason Bellamy, Alice's oldest son, wants to be anywhere but Willow Lake. He recognizes immediately that Faith has what it takes to manage his mother and her needs, which will allow him to escape upstate New York and head back to his life in the big city. When Faith encourages Mason to return for an extended visit to the lake to help lift Alice from a deep depression, Mason begins to wonder if city life is really for him. As Mason gets to know Faith and her girls, he also renews his relationship with his mother, bringing to the surface family secrets that drove them apart.
VERDICT Wiggs (Snowfall at Willow Lake) pulls readers in with her lake setting and the powerful emotions that drive these wonderfully developed characters as they move through the story. For those who love family drama and intergenerational stories, don't miss this latest from Wiggs; it will make you laugh and cry.

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