A SUMMER WEDDING AT WILLOWMERE: THE WILLOWMERE VILLAGE STORIES SERIES
Harlequin Medical Romance, an imprint of Harlequin
$4.75 USA/$5.75 CAN
Rating: 3 Cups
Laurel Maddox has come to Willowmere after a traumatic experience left her with both physical and emotional damage. Living with Elaine, her aunt and surrogate mother, she begins the long process of finding out who she is.
Dr. David Trelawney has just gotten out of an engagement with one city woman, which has him feeling oddly relieved instead of bereft. He first notices Laurel when he helps her down from the train coming into Willowmere.
As days turn into weeks, David and Laurel begin to see more of each other, both at work and around town. As their friendship begins to grow into something more, the painful past that she keeps hidden begins to bring a rift between them. Will Laurel be able to fully heal from her emotional wounds and will David be able to accept the scars that mar Laurel on the inside and out?
A Summer Wedding at Willowmere by Abigail Gordon is a story full of strengths and weaknesses. While I felt the internal struggling within Laurel, at times I could not relate to what she must be going through. Parts of the story were heartwarming and tender, other parts were slower for me to become involved with. Not a bad read by far, just not a book that I would read over and over again. This is the type of tale that fits for those who love certain types of stories, ones that have a way of healing both the characters as well as possibly the readers themselves.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More