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Publisher's Summary

Never get attached - private nurse and protected witness Claire Turner lives by this motto. Fleeing a treacherous past, she knows no other way.

Never give up - In the twilight of his life, George Bellamy makes it his final wish to reconcile with an estranged brother. He and Claire journey to Willow Lake - where it all went wrong for him 50 years ago.

Never let go - George’s grandson, Ross, is ruled by a fierce devotion to family and a deep mistrust of the mysterious Claire…yet sparks fly whenever she’s near. In the face of a wrenching loss, amid the enchantment of Willow Lake, Ross and Claire dare to risk everything for love.

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©2010 Susan Wiggs (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Wiggs’s talent is reflected in her thoroughly believable characters as well as the way she recognizes the importance of family by blood or other ties. Highly recommended.” ( Library Journal)

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Great way to view end of life

Love the way the respectful end of life for a terminal person was handled. But disappointed the parallel crime story was “tied up with a bow” which was unrealistic. Also, kind of horrified to find the elderly dying character was kind of a jerk when he was young! Overall, kept my interest!

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Enjoyable

I selected one of the books the Lakeshore series on a lark from my local library and have gone on to read/listen to the entire Lakeshore Chronicles series. It's and enjoyable series when you are looking for light, easy reading/listening.

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Moving tale ell told

I am sitting in front of my fireplace with gentle tears flowing down my face. The story of George Bellamy, his grandson, and the many other characters of the Avalon community is compelling and deeply moving. I had thought it would be morbid and clinging, but found instead a gripping, thrilling mystery, and many twists and turns in this elegant gentleman's battle with a vicious medical reality. It is the best of this author's stories to date and well worth reading. I highly recommend

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This is one of my all time favorite books. The way I want to approach life snd death. Very inspiring and engaging listen/read. You won't be able to stop once you start. Great story