#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away with a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together…and the secrets that tear them apart.
Faith McCallum is intent on rebuilding her shattered life and giving her two daughters a chance at a better future. But she faces a formidable challenge in the form of her new employer, Alice Bellamy. Recovering from a tragic accident, she opens her historic lakeside home to Faith and the girls. While Faith proves a worthy match for her sharp-tongued client, she often finds herself at a loss for words in the presence of Mason Bellamy—Alice's charismatic son, who clearly longs to escape the family mansion and return to his fast-paced, exciting life in Manhattan…and his beautiful, jet-setting fiancée.
The last place Mason wants to be is a remote town in the Catskills, far from his life in the city, but his mother's devastating mishap—and a long-buried family scandal—has called him home. Faith McCallum, with her legendary nursing skills, is supposed to be the key to his escape. But when Faith makes a chilling discovery about Alice, Mason is forced to reconsider his desire to keep everyone, including his mother, at a distance. Now he finds himself wondering if the supercharged life he's created for himself is what he truly wants…and whether exploring his past might lead to a new life—and lasting love—on the tranquil shores of Willow Lake.
Wiggs ensnares readers with her marvelous 11th Lakeshore Chronicles contemporary (after Candlelight Christmas). Single mom Faith McCallum is trying to make ends meet for herself and her two daughters, Ruby and Cara, in Avalon, a small town in the Catskill Mountains of New York. She is grateful for her good fortune when she gains employment as an in-home caretaker for Alice Bellamy, a widow who became a quadriplegicin a skiing accident that claimed the life of her husband. Though Alice is very bitter about her disability and lashes out at others, Faith is unafraid to stand up to her and help her to learn how to live happily again. And Faith is surprised by her attraction to Mason, Alice's wealthy son, despite the differences in their backgrounds and socioeconomic status. While Faith has always struggled financially, Mason enjoyed a privileged youth and much success after stepping into the family business as an adult. The most riveting aspect of this feel-good novel is the attraction between Faith and Mason, which leads to a gradual and unforgettable romance.