RETURN TO WILLOW LAKE
The Lakeshore Chronicles Book 9
28 August 2012
Rating: 4 Cups
Sonnet Romano’s has a great job, the perfect boyfriend and an incredible career. She may have been born out of wedlock to unmarried parents, but she has always enjoyed a special relationship with her mother, and lately even her influential father has acknowledged her success. Now her father is running for a Senate seat, and she has to be careful lest her life choices are used against him. When a few too many drinks and a melancholy moment lead to a passionate night with an old acquaintance, Sonnet vows to put it behind her and hope the truth stays buried.
Zach Alger cannot get Sonnet Romano out of his head. One night with her and he knows instinctively that they will never be able to return to being just friends. He tries to focus on his work as a filmmaker and move on, as she has obviously done. His big career break has finally happened, a big time reality show producer is heading up a new project in Zach’s own backyard and he has been asked to come on board.
When Sonnet’s mother discovers that she is not only pregnant, but has been diagnosed with breast cancer, Sonnet drops everything to return home to be by her side. Going against her father’s wishes, she takes a job on the set of Zach’s new film projection. Being home again and working with Zach is not in Sonnet’s plans, but it soon opens her eyes to everything she has left behind, not to mention the things she has never realized she wanted. Not only is her perfect life a chimera, the real passion she has been lacking all her life is right there, waiting for her.
Ms. Wiggs paints a vivid picture of Willow Lake, with vibrant characters that are in danger of stepping right off the page. She takes readers deep into the sweet romance of Zach and Sonnet’s friends as lovers story. Simultaneously, she provides a glimpse of the staying power of true love between Sonnet’s mother and stepfather, as they deal with the reality of breast cancer. This is a book that will draw readers deep into the lives of all the residents of Willow Lake to give them a sense of homecoming.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More