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Starlight on Willow Lake (The Lakeshore…

Starlight on Willow Lake (The Lakeshore Chronicles)

by Susan Wiggs

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  Janicemo | Aug 18, 2017 |
Sweet and Satisfying

Another wonderful love story set in the upstate New York lakeside community Wiggs has painted so convincingly in her other Lakeshore novels. Always something interesting too, in this case a paraplegic character with a dachshund as trained therapy dog, and a little girl with diabetes. Wiggs fits all the pieces together with a talent for evoking emotion, and with characters so real you expect to run into them at the grocery store. ( )
  Gcleare | Oct 16, 2016 |
What a discovery.....a Susan Wiggs I haven't read. Heartwarming stories of individuals and families facing adversary. In this one, 34 yr old widow Faith McCallum, a health aid, is almost destitute and she has two daughters to support. Caring for quadriplegic Alice Bellamy saves the day and of course there is a love interest. Great idealized small town Americana, and very enjoyable. ( )
  pennykaplan | Sep 6, 2016 |
Starlight at Willow lake by Susan Wiggs
Saga of the Bellany family. I think I've read all of them and appreciate how the author brings you up to date without telling you everything-taking up 80% of the book.
This one starts out with the 3 children and they are spreading their dad's ashes when they get a call about their mother having fallen down the stairs. It's now up to Mason, the oldest to step up and take care of their mother, Alice.
The family is at their wits end as to who to hire to tend to the older woman who's wheelchair bound. Faith is a widow with 2 kids and she's late for the interview. Mason sees her in action as she helps a motorcycle accident man who was very lucky she was around at the time.
Story goes back in time to when Mason joined his father in Paris, along with his mistress. Faith thinks the old woman had tried to kill herself...and then Mason learns of the day his father died...Alice helps the youngest girl to learn to swim as they bring Alice into the lake.
Mason and Faith are getting closer together as they discuss Alice's recovery and possible cure...Mason's girlfriend Regina is high class and he needs to talk to her...
Love excursions they take Alice on-so caring!
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | May 4, 2016 |
real good
  helynavery | Jan 27, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0778317951, Hardcover)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to a sun-drenched summer on the shores of Willow Lake in a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together…and the secrets that tear them apart 

When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted lakeside estate of Avalon's renowned Bellamy family, she's intent on rebuilding her shattered life and giving her two daughters a chance at a better future. But she faces a formidable challenge in the form of her stubborn and difficult new employer, Alice Bellamy. While Faith proves a worthy match for her sharp-tongued client, she often finds herself at a loss for words in the presence of Mason Bellamy—Alice's charismatic son, who clearly longs to escape the family mansion and return to his fast-paced, exciting life in Manhattan…and his beautiful, jet-setting fiancée. 

The last place Mason wants to be is a remote town in the Catskills, far from his life in the city, and Faith McCallum is supposed to be the key to his escape. Hiring the gentle-hearted yet strong-willed caregiver as a live-in nurse gives his mother companionship and Mason the freedom to return to his no-attachments routine. For Faith, it means stability for her daughters and a much-needed new home. When Faith makes a chilling discovery about Alice's accident, Mason is forced to reconsider his desire to keep everyone, including his mother, at a distance. Now he finds himself wondering if the supercharged life he's created for himself is what he truly wants…and whether exploring his past might lead to a new life—and lasting love—on the tranquil shores of Willow Lake.

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