Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance
Release Date : July 17, 2018
Besides having a gorgeous cover, this was a delightful and charming “second chances” title by Christine Nolfi.
It’s the third book in the Sweet Lake series but can easily be read without the first two. I loved this quote at the beginning which sums up a little about friends Jada, Cat and Linnie and the Wayfair Inn.
The three women had spent the better part of their 20s rooming together in the south wing, struggling to drag the Wayfair out of the red, sharing the best years of their youth in drafty suites laid out side-by-side. A sense of loss still lingered in Jada for all those times they chatted long into the night, sharing their deepest thoughts and secrets. Back then, the wing’s heating barely worked, and they never knew if the Wayfair would soon be shuttered, sending them and the depleted staff into the unemployment lines. But Jada cherished every trial they had overcome, how the sense of working for the higher good of the town deepened their friendship. Cat and Linnie were more than besties now. They were her sisters, forged to her heart forever.
Jada was a funny and flawed and honest main character. I found myself connected to her and her struggles. She was likeable and someone I could see being friends with. She was conscious of the repercussions of getting involved with Philip and didn’t make the decision lightly.
I loved the older women of the community known as the Sirens. I hope I’m half as sassy and wise as they are!
This was a lovely, refreshing book about the importance of family and learning from the past. I’m excited to go back and read the first two books to learn more about Cat and Linnie.
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About The Book
She can’t change what’s come before. But letting go could bring healing—and the rare love that comes once in a lifetime.
When Ohio pastry chef Jada Brooks and her two best friends restored the glorious Wayfair Inn, it was a boon to Sweet Lake—and to their own lives. Now Linnie and Cat are focused on private matters: one engaged, the other swept up in newlywed bliss. Jada has also begun looking to the future by dating widower Philip Kettering and forging a sudden, sweet bond with his six-year-old daughter.
But the past isn’t finished with Jada. When a curious guest checks into the Wayfair, her delving questions stir Jada’s guilt about the heartbreaking events that scarred the town seven years ago. The risks Jada must take by revealing the truth will test every assumption she’s made about the meaning of family and the magic of enduring love.
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 met my four adopted children for the first time 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.
In 2004 I made the wisest and most irrational decision of my life–I began writing fiction full-time. All those years of hard work pay off daily in sweet notes and comments by readers. Please continue the mail, tweets and comments on FaceBook, GoodReads and other sites. I cherish your support and love chatting with readers.
“An enchanting, impossible-to-put down novel that explores the truth of family. This heartwarming story nourishes the soul, and reminds us that love is what keeps hope alive.”
—USA Today Bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby
“Charming and sincere, Jada’s journey to reconcile the past left me with a smile on my face and hope in my heart. The idyllic setting only adds to the joy of reading this heartwarming tale of past mistakes and glorious futures.”
—Heather Burch, bestselling author of In the Light of the Garden
“In The Season of Silver Linings we see love on every page. Each novel in the Sweet Lake series offers a special experience for the reader, and the third book may be your favorite yet.”
—Grace Greene, USA Today bestselling author
“Nolfi has a unique way with words that I found both humorous and sincere. This third installment in the bestselling series offers a bit of romance and a hint of suspense. The women known to the Sweet Lake townsfolk as Sirens add elements of intrigue and eccentricity to this cast of charming characters. This is one you won’t want to put down.”
—Ashley Farley, bestselling author of the Sweeney Sisters Series
“Christine Nolfi joins the illustrious tribe of women’s fiction writers that have portrayed the powers and value of female friendships with grace, charm, and talent. This third book in her Sweet Lake series digs deeper into the heartbreak of protected secrets and the power of love. Guaranteed to delight both new readers and fans.”
—Peggy Lampman, bestselling author of The Promise Kitchen
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The first two are so good, too, Jaymi! You’ll love them! Wonderful review!
Sorry for the delayed reply… Thank you! 😀
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