This is the 4th "Lakeshore Chronicles" book. Having read the other 3, I was a bit apprehensive in reading Sophie Bellamy's story. She was the ex-wife who virtually abandoned her kids. But Wiggs does a nice job of explaining the importance of Sophie's work and then the necessity of her moving to Avalon to be with her kids after she is taken hostage in Holland. Here is a nice romance which works through the problems of differences in life style, age differences and issues about family and children. I enjoyed this book lot!
Took me a few pages to get into the book. When I started it was wondering why I was bothering but by the second chapter was hooked.
Sophie Bellamy has been protrayed in the earlier stories as the former wife & absentee mother - and I'm sure I had a rather poor impression of her character. Although it seemed as if Sophie was a selfish, career-driven woman, this story peels away the layers and reveals the real woman. Although it takes a life-threatening event to bring Sophie back to her family and discovery of her real values in life, she is actually a brave, caring woman. Her love interest, Noah, breathes new life (and, as a bonus, a lot of humor) to this story. I really got caught up in the lives of Sophie & Noah, and of Max & Daisy & Daisy's baby. You won't be disappointed, but expect to laugh, cry & worry about how this wonderful story will end. I've enjoyed ALL the Lakeshore Chronicles, but this one in particular touched my heart. A special place in my "keeper shelf" for these stories!
This is Book #4 in the Lakeshore Chronicles. It was as enjoyable to read as the three preceding segments. I find each of the characters developed into full scale stories of their own to be interesting and challenging and look forward to the next in the series.
What a surprisingly good book! I was poised not to like Sophie based on how she was painted in the other books in this series. But this book has turned out to be the best so far.