Guest Review: Summer at the Lake by Linda Barrett

Posted June 6, 2009 by Holly in Reviews | 2 Comments

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Kristin McCarthy hears him before she sees him. The melody of his saxophone glides across the summer night. The music’s healing effect on her daughter has Kristin seeking the person who can play so beautifully. Too bad Rick Cooper is a cop. With all she and her daughter have experienced, police don’t rank high on their get-to-know-you list.Still, Rick could be one of the good guys. Something about him challenges all Kristin’s assumptions. And their time together sparks her hopes for a future beyond this lakeside retreat. But before she can bring those dreams to life, Rick has to prove he’s the man she and her daughter can trust…forever.

I have a review of Summer at the Lake by Linda Barrett up at The Good, The Bad and The Unread.

I’ve read countless romance novels that feature abuse victims – almost always the heroine – but I think this is the first where the victim is a young girl. This was definitely hard to read at times because of the content, but I thought it was a good story.

Kristin’s 11-year-old daughter Ashley was snatched outside a movie theatre and raped by some unknown man. 6 weeks later they borrow a friend’s lakeside cottage to take some time away to heal. Ashley hasn’t spoken since the attack and Kristin is afraid the bright, beautiful girl her daughter was becoming is gone forever.

This book is available from Harlequin Superromance. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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2 responses to “Guest Review: Summer at the Lake by Linda Barrett

  1. I haven’t read a Super Romance in a while, but they sometimes a huge emotional read and I cry! This sounds like an emotional one too! Thanks for the heads up on this one!

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