#Clean and Wholesome Romance, #Small Town and Rural Fiction
She’s ready to start a new chapter in her life…
For Tess Lane, owning Lakeside Books is a dream come true, but it’s the weekly book club she hosts for the women in town that Tess enjoys the most. The gatherings have been her lifeline over the past three years since her husband’s mysterious death. Tess has tried to move on, but when River Harrison shows up on her doorstep, all her lingering questions come rushing back.…
River, a former marine turned private investigator, was her husband’s best friend, and seeing him again is a reminder of everything Tess lost. At first, she tries to ignore him, but Tess comes to realize that this is her chance, once and for all, to find the answers that have troubled her for years.
With the support of her friends, Tess joins River on a journey of discovery that leads them to the edges of Somerset Lake and on a road trip down the Carolina coast. Although their adventure isn’t always easy, Tess starts to find the joy in life again. But when secrets surrounding her husband’s death are finally revealed, can Tess find it in her heart to forgive the mistakes of the past … and maybe even open herself up to love again?
I so enjoyed this book! It’s a book in the Somerset Lake series. It could be read as a stand-alone, but I have read the whole series to date and enjoyed reconnecting with characters from the other books. This story packs a punch – it’s emotional and touching. Tess learns of her late husband’s betrayal, learns new truths about her late husband’s former best friend, who she’d come to hate, and slowly began to learn to trust again. Heartwarming and entertaining, I had trouble putting it down.