Oak Tree Press/Timeless Love
140 East Palmer Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
Rating: 4 Cups
Maggie has lived at Lake Meade all her life, and cares for the home of her childhood friend, Jack. A victim of ruthless gossip, she has raised her son with the help of family and friends, and survived and thrived in the small town. When Jack returns after 15 years away the strong feelings mature from friendship to mature caring.
Jack just wanted to sell the childhood home that brings sad memories but decides to visit once more, especially after he learns that Maggie is maintaining the home. When Jack sees Maggie and admires all she has done in her life, he wants to learn more about the woman she has become.
While many are thrilled at the friendship and relationship Maggie and Jack are rebuilding, others want nothing more than to make sure they have nothing but sorrow for their future. Ultimately, the two must work together and with others to protect themselves, her son, and their community. This is a challenge for people who have not seen each other in years.
Lake Meade is a good suspense romance that provides a break from the more graphic romance I usually enjoy. The lead characters are clear in their priorities and needs while the numerous background and support characters fill out the story. While the suspense is the main focus, the budding romance is a wonderful part of the plot. The community aspect of the storyline is also a major factor in how well the book reads. The dialogue matches the situation well if reminding me that I probably cuss too much. Lake Meade is an easy book to recommend and others will enjoy this suspense as well as I.
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