Summer at the Lake

Summer at the Lake Summary

**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 

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

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?

Book Reviews


Summer at the Lake5 star

What a story. Grabbed my heart. Read it all in afternoon. The love, & fear of a mother . The beautiful Quince. The daughter and her journey in the story. Of course the love of the officer that felt he failed and his part. Wow TY55

Clean romancer

Summer at the lake5 star

I loved having good deal with the aftermath of evil. Well developed characters. Was especially thankful for the romance that was described through emotions rather than physical actions. So tired of sucking, licking, etc. A wonderful book.55


Summer at the Lake5 star

Absolutely beautiful! Kept my attention and emotions all the way through.55


Summer at the Lake5 star

First time reading this author and I will definitely read her again. A very well written book, with very human characters. No bad words, no descriptive sex scenes, thank you very much. But it does deal with a child who is raped while attending a movie with a friend. Her mom is a widow who takes time off from her job to take her daughter away to hopefully help her heal. Her daughter has stopped speaking. They meet a policeman with problems of his own who owns a therapy German shepherd. The policeman heals the woman and the shepherd heals the child. Of course there is much more to the story, and it’s a story well worth your time.55


Emotional read5 star

Sensitive subjects but well worth reading every page.55


Beautiful5 star

This is a family oriented story about a cop, a victim of crime, a therapy dog and the victim’s over protective mother. Very interesting and entertaining story. Full of love.55

987 ABC

Loved the characters!4 star

Quince stole my heart! A very emotional read with a great ending!45


5 stars5 star

Meaningful, deep, sweet.55

Rhnya S

Summer at the lake5 star

Great story. I could feel the struggles of the characters and the surprise events of the capture was delightful. Strengths conveyed by a child makes this story a “must read.”55


Beautiful and touching5 star

Loved the story and how it developed.55

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