Return to Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles #9) by Susan Wiggs

Return to Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles #9)
by Susan Wiggs
Publisher: Harlequin
Published (first published August 28th 2012)

review courtesy of netGalley
Sonnet Romano's life is almost perfect. She has the ideal career, the ideal boyfriend, and has just been offered a prestigious fellowship. There's nothing more a woman wants - except maybe a baby.sister? When Sonnet finds out her mother is unexpectedly expecting, and that the pregnancy is high-risk, she puts everything on hold - the job, the fellowship, the boyfriend - and heads home to Avalon. Once her mom is out of danger, Sonnet intends to pick up her life where she left off. But when her mother receives a devastating diagnosis, Sonnet must decide what really matters in life, even of that means staying in Avalon and taking a job that forces her to work alongside her biggest, and maybe her sweetest, mistake - award-winning filmmaker Zach Alger. So Sonnet embarks on a summer of laughter and tears, of old dreams and new possibilities, and of finding the home of her heart. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Return to Willow Lake plumbs the deepest corners of the human heart, exploring the bonds of family, the perils and rewards of love, and the true meaning of home.

My Thoughts
I think the center stage of this book had more to do with the bond of a family, then the romance between two best friends.  This was a great book, but the romance played a secondary part.  

Nina and Sonnet have been there for each other, every up and down to life's tragic events. This is no different, Sonnet finds herself in the pinnacle of her life, but at the same time, her mom is about to deal with something that brings her back home.

I related to the character Sonnet, as I do many of Susan Wigg's characters. There is always something that is happening in my life at the same time as one of her characters that seems to ground me, I am able to see everything in a different perspective and I feel at peace.

I enjoyed seeing Zach grow into a mature and still a bit sexy adult. I think he also could feel that coming to peace feeling when he chose to film Nina's story.

If you have every been dealt with the unexpected, dealing with life and death or simply coming to those cross roads in your life, this story is one not to miss. You search inside yourself to find the right decision, inner peace and a sense of beauty all around you.

Bravo to Susan Wiggs for taking a dark subject and shedding light of the love of family and friends and with them, anything can be overcome!

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So glad you enjoyed this, and I loved that we learned more about key characters. Great review!

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