Daily Review: Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi
March 5, 2018
Christine Nolfi has a delightful and unique style of writing that teases your emotions, tickles your mind, and tugs at your heart.
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.
By Becky F
Be prepared to be hooked from the very beginning. Christine Nolfi has a delightful and unique style of writing that teases your emotions, tickles your mind, and tugs at your heart. She is a word artist and the way she paints a story, the detail of not only the characters but the rich landscape she creates pulls the reader in immediately and holds them there.
The complexity of each character, of each circumstance, is powerful. In this story, Sweet Lake, I immediately related to the background story of Linnie, the protagonist. It was easy to have an emotional bond with this character, her thoughts, her struggles in life, and her fears. Freddie, the antagonist, was a true work of art.
I will admit I wanted to reach out and slap him on numerous occasions. I will not say more than that, you will have to read the book to find out why. Then there are the Sweet Lake Sirens, love those Sirens. This novel has twists and turns that kept me reading almost non-stop, but I would expect no less from such a gifted writer.
This novel has heart and I feel confident to say it will touch yours.
This book is beautifully written in typical Nolfi fashion. A great story, quirky characters and tons of suspense take you to the end and leave you wanting more. Linnie loves her Inn and the beautiful town of Sweet Lake.
For years she has done everything in her power to bring the huge Mansion Inn back from the brink of disrepair. Battling her parents and long-lost brother for control of her beloved inn isn’t as easy as she hoped. But, with a legacy of only men running the inn, she has her work cut out for her. With two great friends and a group of quirky old ladies, she is forced to take charge and find a solution that everyone will agree on.
Finding and letting herself be loved is a bonus.
This book is wonderfully written. I loved the Sirens. They added humor and wisdom to the story. Christine has a way of bringing her characters to life. Whether it be the colorful Sirens or the loyal Daniel, her characters have a way of keeping you interested from the first page to the last.
Twists and turns keep the story flowing until you can’t put the book down and end up finishing it in one read. I loved this book and can’t wait for the next installment.
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