Publication Date: February 23, 2010|
Series: The Lakeshore
Never get attached—Private nurse and protected witness Claire Turner
lives by this motto. Fleeing a treacherous past, she knows no other way.
Never give up—In the twilight of his life, George Bellamy makes it his
final wish to reconcile with an estranged brother. He and Claire journey to
Willow Lake—where it all went wrong for him fifty years ago.
Never let go—George's grandson Ross is ruled by a fierce devotion to
family and a deep mistrust of the mysterious Claire…yet sparks fly whenever
she's near. In the face of a wrenching loss, amid the enchantment of Willow
Lake, Ross and Claire dare to risk everything for love.
I enjoyed the book. The Summer Hideaway is a great story about George Bellamy, long, in depth, and very emotional. It had the power to make me tear up more than once, and it held my interest. It was less about the actual romance between Ross and Claire than I would have liked to read. That part of the story was a little flat. Not a lot of the building anticipation and expectations of a budding romance. I don't consider it to be as much of a romance novel as it is a great portrayal of a family's battles and life lessons learned. I borrowed this book from the library. I may recommend someone do the same.