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Sweet Lake: A Novel
     

Sweet Lake: A Novel

by Christine Nolfi
 

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Linnie Wayfair knows just how many people are counting on her. But knowing doesn’t make doing any easier.

Everyone in Sweet Lake, Ohio, wants her to muster all her business sense and return the Wayfair Inn to its former glory. Her parents hope she’ll forgive her scoundrel of a brother and reconcile the family. The eccentric Sweet Lake Sirens

Overview

Linnie Wayfair knows just how many people are counting on her. But knowing doesn’t make doing any easier.

Everyone in Sweet Lake, Ohio, wants her to muster all her business sense and return the Wayfair Inn to its former glory. Her parents hope she’ll forgive her scoundrel of a brother and reconcile the family. The eccentric Sweet Lake Sirens want her to open the inn—and her heart—to new possibilities. And her hilarious lifelong friends Jada and Cat are dropping none-too-subtle hints for her to ignite a romance with Daniel Kettering, the sexy attorney who’s been pining for her for years…

Now a shocking turn of events will open old wounds and upend the world Linnie has carefully built. She has to make changes quickly—and the results, though not entirely what she expected, might be what she’s been yearning for all along.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2016-12-06
In a dying small town, an innkeeper fights with her irresponsible brother for control of the family business—while a local lawyer fights for her heart. Linnie Wayfair runs the Wayfair Inn with her two friends Jada and Cat, who, after falling on hard times, have consolidated their businesses (a bakery for Jada and special-events company for Cat) under one roof. But her brother, Freddie, owns fifty percent of the business and takes zero responsibility for running it, having run off with most of the family's money seven years earlier. Now he's back, and in a Solomon-like dilemma, the siblings will either have to split the hotel in two and watch it die or let one person have it in order to save it. Luckily, the beloved inn in Sweet Lake, Ohio, is the favorite meeting place of the Sweet Lake Sirens, an eccentric group of women who refuse to see it shut down. Local attorney Daniel Kettering, who has been trying for years to get Linnie's attention, is stuck mediating between the two siblings. But Daniel handles his prospective in-laws with chivalry, as if to show Linnie exactly how he'd fit into her life if given the chance. The novel's strength is that because Linnie's enemy is her brother, the end goal is a compromise rather than a win. The theme that "any event capable of breaking a woman could break her open instead, to reveal her true beauty and power" reveals itself in surprising ways. In this uplifting and charming story, each room of the inn is filled with friendship, forgiveness, and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781536609257
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
02/28/2017
Series:
A Sweet Lake Novel Series , #1
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Christine Nolfi writes heartwarming and inspiring fiction. Her debut novel, Treasure Me, was a Next Generation Indie Awards finalist. Many of her novels have enjoyed bestseller status and have been listed as “highly recommended” by the Midwest Book Review. A native Ohioan, Christine currently resides in South Carolina with her husband and four adopted children. For the latest information about her releases and future books, visit www.christinenolfi.com. Chat with her on Twitter @christinenolfi.