Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
Olivia Bellamy has traded her trendy Manhattan life for a summer renovating her family's crumbling holiday resort. Tempted by the hazy, nostalgic memories of summers past - childhood innocence and the romance and rivalries of her teens - it's the perfect place to flee after her broken engagement. But what began as an escape may just be a new beginning...
As Olivia uncovers secrets buried thick with dust, one by one her family return, their lives as frayed at the edges as the resort.
Summer at Willow Lake can be classified as a romance. Girl met boy years ago in summer camp. Something happen towards the end of camp. They left camp and never saw each other until one day girl meet up with boy again. The author actually used this formula for two generations of campers in this book although with a slight variation.
Being a non fan of romance, the book failed to hold my interest and I was quite lost one third into the book. However, I was also keen to know what secrets Olivia uncovered while renovating the her family camp site so I read on. I can't decide if it was worth the time.
If you are a fan of romance, Summer at Willow Lake might be the book to zest up your day.