I’m back with another book review today! With the exception of last week, it’s been a bit since I posted something book-related. Rest assured, I’ve still been reading, but mostly it’s just audiobooks and classics that I’m not reading to review or haven’t been recently released.
But today’s book is a new release, so you’re finally hearing from me in the book area. 🙂 Today’s book is Lake Season by Denise Hunter, the start of a new series.
In case you’re not already familiar with this release, the official summary reads:
A lost letter, a new love, and old secrets beckon this summer at the Bluebell Inn.
When their parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents’ dream: turning their historic Bluebell, North Carolina home back into an inn. The situation would just be temporary—three years at the most—then they would sell the inn and Molly could get back to chasing her own dreams.
Adam Bradford (aka bestselling author Nathanial Grey) is a reclusive novelist with a bad case of writer’s block. Desperate for inspiration as his deadline approaches, he travels to the setting of his next book, a North Carolina lake town. There he immediately meets his muse, a young innkeeper who fancies herself in love with his alter ego.
Molly and Adam strike up an instant friendship. When Molly finds a long-lost letter in the walls of her inn she embarks on a mission with Adam to find the star-crossed lovers and bring them the closure they deserve. But Adam has secrets of his own. Past and present collide as truths are revealed, and Molly and Adam will have to decide if love is worth trusting.
Okay, my honest thoughts? This book was kinda mediocre. The only really unique and fun/exciting thing that stuck out to me was that the main characters spoke Italian, which didn’t even fit the story that well–two people in North Carolina both just so happen to speak Italian. It was explained why Molly spoke it–she was planning to do an internship in Italy–but Adam just casually waltzes onto the scene in the book fluent in French and Italian and is an author in English and his fluency in so many languages is never explained. Being someone who loves studying various languages myself, I know you don’t just *happen* to speak several languages (unless you are raised in a household that does, which is not stated for this character). Other than that, I don’t have any major complaints. The book was pleasant and forgettable, an easy summer read. That’s being released in November. Not sure about the marketing on that one. But yes, if you want a light, fun, summery read, read this. It’s a getaway from everyday life that is eerily similar to that “Falling Inn Love” Netflix movie.
Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Net Galley for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review. I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.
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