A young woman travels home to Butternut Lake, confronting her past and the tragedy she and her friends have silently carried with them for over a decade while also facing an unknown future Butternut Lake is an idyllic place—but for one woman, her return to the lake town she once called home is bittersweet… Sometimes life changes in an instant.
Giveaway|Book Review – The Last Weekend of the Summer by Peter Murphy
They have been coming to their grandmother Gloria's lake cottage since they were babies. Now Johnnie and Buddy have families of their own and C.C. has a life full of adult drama and adventure. And this trip – the only stated purpose of which is to bring the family together for the last weekend of the summer – seems full of portent. Gloria has been hinting that there's more on the agenda than grilling and swimming, and when the three siblings learn that their estranged father will also be in attendance, it becomes clear that this weekend will have implications that last far beyond the final days of the season.
Excerpt – The Last Weekend Of The Summer by Peter Murphy
Excerpt | The Last Weekend Of The Summer by Peter Murphy As the truck slithered to a halt on the gravel road, Susie and Joey took off. It was one of their cottage rituals, running to Gloria who stood waving from the veranda. For the last few years, Joey had let Susie win but had always made it look like he was running as fast as he could. Johnnie and Carol sat back and watched. They always gave the kids a few moments with Gloria before they joined them. “So, what’s really going on?” Carol asked without looking over at him. “What do you mean?” “There’s a little dark…
Book Review – The Last Thing I Told You by Emily Arsenault
I hear myself whispering. Not again. Not again. Why did I ever come back here? Surely because of you. Because I thought of something I’d always meant to tell you. Because you were the only one I ever really wanted to tell it to… Therapist Dr. Mark Fabian is dead—bludgeoned in his office. But that doesn’t stop former patient Nadine Raines from talking to him—in her head. Why did she come back to her hometown after so many years away? Everyone here thinks she’s crazy.
Secret of Successful Marriage!
Someone once remarked that everyone wants to know the secret of a successful marriage, yet no one seems to know it because it is a “well kept secret“! But you know what I like to believe? I believe, deep inside, everyone knows what that secret is, and maybe it is not so well practised! Discover new love and respect for each other, and let them grow every day! Marriage could be of any kind. Yours could have been an arranged one, or you’re married to your childhood sweetheart, or maybe a mix of both! As contemporary as our life has become, the “love before marriage” is a common and interesting…