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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Book Review: Lakeside Family by Lisa Jordan

Lakeside Family
By Lisa Jordan

In the space of a minute, Nick Brennan learns he has a nine-year-old daughter--and that she desperately needs his help. All this time, his high school sweetheart, single mother Josie Peretti, thought he knew about their child. And that he just didn't care. About the ill little girl--or Josie, the woman he's never forgotten. But Nick made a long-ago promise never to forsake his family the way his father did. A promise he vows to make good on now...if only Josie will bless him with a second chance.

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Viviana's Review:
This was a sweet and heartfelt story. Josie and Nick were high school sweethearts but their relationship ended after Nick left for college and she was a junior in high school. Flash forward 9 years, Josie own her own bakery and is trying to save her daughter Hannah's life, who has cancer.
She seeks out Nick hoping he is a match even though he has not once asked about Hannah nor assisted her financially.  Well, not a surprise, but rather a romance trope, Nick didn't know about Hannah. Though Josie had sough Nick out when she first found out, his mother refused to provide her with his mailing address and assured her that she would let Nick know. Unfortunately, Nick's mom never told him and she died 8 years ago in a car accident that left his brother mentally disabled and he was the one driving. Needless to say, there's a lot of bantering between Nick and Josie and of course Josie trying to protect her daughter. Nick wants to be there for Hannah as her Dad and realizes he still loves Josie.

Each much move forward and leave the past behind them and this is part of that journey.

A simple and fast read with a sweet story.

 Rating: 3 Stars - I Liked It

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