Summer at the Lake

Summer at the Lake

by Linda Barrett
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Summer at the Lake by Linda Barrett

SUMMER AT THE LAKE -- Book 1, Flying Solo series

Flying Solo--single parents, second chances, and the power of love...

**Winner, Award of Excellence, Wisconsin Romance Writers of America

**Winner, Write Touch Readers' Award, Colorado Romance Writers of America

**Award of Merit--Holt Medallion, Virginia Romance Writers


Veteran NY cop, Rick Cooper, heads to his family's lake house after losing a hostage negotiation, resulting in the death a child. He brings only his dog and his saxophone for company. His agenda includes lots of fishing while figuring out an appropriate career change.

Single mom, Kristin McCarthy hears the sound of the saxophone gliding through the night air...a healing sound for her daughter. She begins a search for the person who can play so beautifully. Her high hopes fall, however, when the musician turns out to be a cop. The police fell short when she and Ashley needed them most. But still...if this cop could make a difference...if he can help Ashley...well, Kristin would do anything for her young daughter.

An attractive widow with a damaged kid are the last people Rick needs in his life, and he tries hard to remain aloof. The ladies, however, knock down his barriers simply by being themselves. Fearful but brave, smart but silly. Before long, warm feelings grow between him and Kristin. Feelings that spark potential for a future together.

However, before Kristin allows herself to dream, Rick must prove he's a man she and her daughter can trust. Can they count on him forever?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157399504
Publisher: Linda Barrett
Publication date: 05/18/2017
Series: Flying Solo , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 1,019
File size: 410 KB

About the Author

Linda Barrett has written fifteen contemporary rormances, three novels of women's fiction as well as a memoir about surviving breast cancer twice. She's won industry awards through Romance Writers of America. Linda is a native New Yorker, earning her B.A. and M.S. at Hunter College. After living in New England and Texas, she and her husband currently reside in Tampa, Florida.

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Summer at the Lake (Harlequin Super Romance Series #1560) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I could not put this book down, awesome story. It grabbed you from page 1 to the last page. I loved it, hated what happened to Ashley, well written, getting ready to read another book by Linda Barrett. About 180 pages & it was free so read it & enjoy it as much I did. GJRA
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great book. I wish more authors would read this to see how tastefully this author describes a love scene! And the couple was not hopping into bed after the first meeting! Good story line. Will definitely read more by this author.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Child rape and the trama afterwards is a difficult subject. I normally do not like reading books with this subject , however the author did an excellent job writing about all the aspects of the horrible rape. I appreciated even more that all of the events and emotions were clearly written, but more as factual than for gory and wrote about so many different ways to help the victim and her family, writing from both the child's and the adults view points.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Love a good story like this. No need for too much bedroom information in my estimation. So happy the little girl was okay after her traumatic experience.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Loved this book . The characters were so interesting and lovable
Anonymous 15 days ago
On a scale of 1 to 5, this rates a full 5 barks
Anonymous 19 days ago
Very heart wrenching as a mother but good love story at the same time.
Anonymous 23 days ago
keeps you interested!
Anonymous 24 days ago
Easy reading, the characters are well formed.
Anonymous 30 days ago
I loved the story line, wish it had continued
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Anonymous 4 months ago
"Take a sad song and make it better.".... so true that music and 4 legged companions help heal traumatic life events, especially for children. I liked it so much, because it is a romance, but everything centered around the child. Just as it should. What intrigues me is whether the author experienced something like this or dug deeply into research to come up with the nuances that brought the story to almost true life. It is truly a wonderful read and had a good, believable HEA when those in real life don't usually end that way.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Sad but Wonderful topic. Cried, laughed and just couldn't put my nook down. Look forward to more stories. Will reread the books I've read before starting another series. Will finish this series first.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Nice read. Interesting characters with Good characters with enough plot and mystery. enough plot and mystery.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Can't wait to read more from yhis author
Anonymous 5 months ago
All the good reviews are right on. This is a book you will remember for a long time. Great characters in a well written story of a very sad and difficult subject. Loved it. CB
Mama-Pat_ 5 months ago
I was captured into this story from the first sentence!! I could not put this book down! A great read! And, for me personally, I loved that there was no swearing, cursing, or sex scenes in this! I can't wait to read the rest of this series!
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Although the subject is a difficult one, the story is well done. While a bit predictable, it deals well with all the emotions and stages of grief that must come after a traumatic experience. It shows how rlthe love of family and even pets can help you get through the difficult process.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Very good !
Anonymous 6 months ago
I enjoyed the book very much.
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Anonymous 6 months ago
This book was very hard to put down. Gripping story line and such a heartbreaking yet up lifting outcome a must read.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved the characters fell in love with all of them even Quincy the dog. Felt a lot of different emotions reading this book. The book definitely is relate able and will make you believe in humanity, Never give up just keep moving forward and you can overcome anything.