Author: Susan Wiggs
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramlbings
Goodreads: Sonnet Romano’s life is almost perfect. She has the ideal career, the ideal boyfriend, and has just been offered a prestigious fellowship. There’s nothing more a woman wants – except maybe a baby.sister? When Sonnet finds out her mother is unexpectedly expecting, and that the pregnancy is high-risk, she puts everything on hold – the job, the fellowship, the boyfriend – and heads home to Avalon. Once her mom is out of danger, Sonnet intends to pick up her life where she left off. But when her mother receives a devastating diagnosis, Sonnet must decide what really matters in life, even of that means staying in Avalon and taking a job that forces her to work alongside her biggest, and maybe her sweetest, mistake – award-winning filmmaker Zach Alger. So Sonnet embarks on a summer of laughter and tears, of old dreams and new possibilities, and of finding the home of her heart. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Return to Willow Lake plumbs the deepest corners of the human heart, exploring the bonds of family, the perils and rewards of love, and the true meaning of home.
Ope’s Opinion: This is Lakeshores Chronicles #9. This is the first one I read and I did not feel like I missed a thing. Lakeshores #11 is on my shelf and I plan to read it soon.
Susan Wiggs writes such full characters with a lot going on in their lives. Her books always keep my attention from the beginning until the end. This book is no exception. I like that her female characters are not only looking for love, but they are busy doing other things. There is very little steamy sections in this book – which is a positive for me.
The mother – daughter relationship in this story is strong and reminds me of myself and my girls. It was awesome to see Sonnet put family before a job and other things pulling her in other directions. Her mother needed her, but wasn’t whiny about it and actually didn’t want to ask her daughter to give things up to be beside her. The whole relationship felt real and strong.
I am looking forward to more of Susan Wiggs.