About the book, Summer on Mirror Lake
Hardcover: 384 Pages
Publisher: HQN; Original edition (June 11, 2019)
Summertime is the best time to lose yourself in the romance of Honeymoon Harbor…
When he lands in the emergency room after collapsing at the funeral of a colleague and friend, Wall Street hotshot Gabriel Mannion initially rejects the diagnosis of an anxiety attack. But when warned that if he doesn’t change his adrenaline-fueled, workaholic lifestyle he could end up like his friend, Gabe reluctantly returns to his hometown of Honeymoon Harbor to regroup.
As he adjusts to the sight of mountains instead of skyscrapers, Gabe discovers advantages to this small Pacific Northwest town he once couldn’t wait to escape. But it’s irresistible librarian Chelsea Prescott who, along with the two foster children she’s taken under her wing, makes slowing down seem like the best prescription ever.
Over the course of their summer romance, Gabe gets a taste of the life he might have had if he’d taken a different path. But with his return to New York City looming on the horizon, he’ll have to choose between the success he’s worked tirelessly for and a ready-made family who offers a very different, richly rewarding future…if he’ll only take the risk.
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About the author, JoAnn Ross
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author JoAnn Ross has been published in twenty-seven countries. A member of Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll of bestselling authors, JoAnn lives with her husband and three rescued dogs — who pretty much rule the house — in the Pacific Northwest.
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If you want a summer read with depth and heart, JoAnn Ross’s Summer on Mirror Lake is it. Set in the charming Pacific Northwest village of Honeymoon Harbor (one of those towns that doesn’t really exist, but you totally wish did), this is a charming romance with a dash of social justice thrown in.
Main Characters Chelsea the librarian and Gabe the Wall Street mogul-turned-recreational-shipwright who works too hard come together in the way of all summer romances, when the former asks the latter to show the summer library kids what he’s doing (building a reproduction Viking ship). Chemistry ensues. Where the depth and social justice comes in are in the story of two sisters who are in the hands of a foster mother who means well, but doesn’t have a ton of time.
Author Ross has created a vibrant community in Honeymoon Harbor, one that makes you want to step inside the pages of the the book and spend a long weekend sipping coffee at a sidewalk cafe, and poking around the galleries and cute shops. As well, she has created a collection of dimensional, believable characters, led by Chelsea and Gabe, but not limited to those two people.
Far more than a fluffy romance or your typical beach read, this book is a romance with meaning.
Goes well with hot coffee and a slice of peach pie.
JoAnn Ross’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, June 3rd: Bookmark Lit
Monday, June 3rd: @nerdybooknurse
Monday, June 3rd: @angelareadsbooks
Tuesday, June 4th: Pacific Northwest Bookworm and @pnwbookworm
Wednesday, June 5th: Book by Book
Thursday, June 6th: Reading Reality
Friday, June 7th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, June 10th: Romancing the Readers
Monday, June 10th: @_ebl_inc_
Tuesday, June 11th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, June 12th: Booked on a Feeling
Thursday, June 13th; Bibliotica
Friday, June 14th: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, June 17th: A Holland Reads
Wednesday, June 19th: Amy’s Book-et List
Thursday, June 20th: Why Girls Are Weird
Friday, June 21st: The Lit Bitch
Monday, June 24th: @simplykelina
Tuesday, June 25th: Seaside Book Nook
Wednesday, June 26th: Jathan and Heather
Thursday, June 27th: Lori’s Reading Corner – excerpt
Friday, June 28th: @cassies_books_reviews