Personal Rating System:
Character Development – *****
Plot – ****
Flow – ****
On a review site:
This book is AWESOME. I loved it. I found myself connecting to the characters on a deep level and I know I will be thinking about them for a long time.
It had every element I could want from this genre, along with a few plot twists I didn’t see coming at all.
The main character, Tanya, just can’t escape her past no matter how hard she tries. Even though 10 years have passed, it still comes back to haunt her.
The question is, can she forgive her old friends and begin a new great life?
The beginning hooks you and doesn’t let go.
It is a great read and I highly recommend!
Ten years have passed since Tanya Smith’s last summer at Laurel Lake–the summer of Marie. Today Tanya is a confident, successful music promoter–a far cry from the naive seventeen-year-old who showed up at the lake full of rosy notions of first love, lifelong friendships, and evenings spent sipping strawberry wine on the shore. That September changed everything, and as far as Tanya is concerned, there’s no going back. That is, until a mysterious phone call from Marie’s lawyer brings Tanya face to face with the past. Suddenly she finds herself returning to Laurel Lake and to everything she left behind there. Will the dark secret that haunts the lake break her heart all over again? Or will Marie’s legacy be the key that unlocks the future Tanya gave up on ten long years ago?