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Lake Summers Book 2

Three generations. One summer that will change everything.

Growing up in Lake Summers, Jenna and her mother Sweet were known as the bluebell girls. Jenna was carefree, always running barefoot through their wildflower garden, and no one expected her to live in their little lake house in the Adirondack Mountains forever. But when Sweet’s health declines Jenna must return from her life near New York, and with her own daughter Sophie in tow, their family home comes to life again.

Away from the stress of her recent divorce, Jenna finds comfort in lazy afternoons along the water and long nights watching Sweet tell Sophie stories about her long-lost loves. And when she meets Sweet’s new next-door neighbour Troy, she recognizes him instantly as the boy with whom she shared her first kiss.

Seeing Troy reminds Jenna of just how reckless she once was, but as their feelings resurface, so do the secrets they hide about a tragedy in their past. And with Sweet and Sophie closer than ever before, Jenna is forced to make a choice: will she flee again, or is she finally brave enough to be honest with Troy and settle down in Lake Summers forever?




I loved the first book of this series and I loved the second one as much. 

I was very happy to be invited to travel to Lake Summers again. Time to be welcomed by some of the inhabitants I met in the previous story as well as lovely new characters.

Family is important, but often work and others things take up most of your time. This story is about changing plans and adapting to current situations, about a bond being formed and getting stronger and stronger between a grandma and her granddaughter, about not taking a defeatist attitude but looking beyond what’s in front of you.

Life is too short to not take every opportunity you get to explore new horizons. Don’t settle for what you think is the only option. Sometimes you are so focused on the main road that you don’t even consider trying out one of the smaller side streets. 

A great story constructed with a mixture of heartbreaking but beautiful events as well as heartwarming ones. 5 stars.

Thank you, Barbara Josselsohn and Bookouture


About the author

Barbara Josselsohn is an award-winning journalist and novelist who loves crafting stories about strong protagonists facing a fork in the road. Her novels center around second chances, family relationships and, of course, romance. She is the author of the Lake Summers series set in the fictional town of Lake Summers, nestled in the Adirondacks Mountains, which includes the books The Lilac House and The Bluebell Girls. Before joining with Bookouture, she published The Last Dreamer, a women’s-fiction novel from Lake Union Publishing, along with hundreds of articles and essays in major and regional publications about family, home and relationships. She lives just north of New York City and enjoys escaping to the beach or the mountains whenever she can. Other than writing, her biggest passion is her family: husband, her three kids, and her indefatigable shih-poo! 


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