Book Review: The Getaway by Emily March

Posted August 29, 2022 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger, Uncategorized / 38 Comments

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Series: Lake In The Clouds #1
by Emily March
Publication Date August 20, 2022
Published by Grand Central Publishing
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Genres: Fiction / Family Life / Siblings, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Women
Pages: 384
Format: ARC

***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

"Feel good fiction [is] at its finest" (Susan Wiggs) in this New York Times bestselling author's new series, where after years of putting her family first, Genevieve Prentice is making a fresh start--but it's never easy to leave the past behind.

Widowed young, Genevieve Prentice dedicated her life to raising her four children. Now, though, they're all grown and scattered to the wind, and Genevieve is ready for a change. In a flash of inspiration, she puts her home on the market and heads to Lake in the Clouds, Colorado, to renovate a rustic waterfront lodge with her sister. But just as they begin, Genevieve gets the shock of a lifetime: the arrival of her son.

Jake Prentice built a career out of being dependable, one that left him perennially stressed and overworked. Finally heeding his mother's words of wisdom, he's quit his job and is ready to find out what truly makes him happy. And now, as he stands surrounded by open sky and fresh, pine-scented air, he's got no regrets . . . until former colleague Tess Crenshaw appears at the lake, forcing him to reassess what--and who--he really wants.

As they work together to renovate the lodge, Genevieve and Jake embark on a heartfelt and inspiring journey to learn about themselves, each other, and the true meaning of family.

The Getaway by Emily March is her first book in her new Lake In The Clouds series.  And I’m looking forward to the following books in the series very much.   The Getaway set up the series when Genevieve and Helen decide to move to Lake In The Clouds in Colorado.

After a devastating accident, Genevieve Prentice is widowed at a young age with four young children to raise on her own.  After years of dedicating her life to her children, Genevieve realizes that she hasn’t done anything for herself and as her grown children now all have lives of their own, she realized it’s now time to find out what she wants.  

Genevieve decides to invest in a lodge with her sister in Lake in the Clouds, a small mountain town in Colorado.  Her children are shocked to realize that she sold her house and most of her things to move and change her life.  Genevieve and her sister, Helen loves the little mountain town and quickly became involved in the town’s activities.  They are both surprised when Jake Prentice shows up in one of the cabins at the lodge.  And that he has quit his job.  

I loved this book and now I’m really looking forward to the rest of the series.  I love the descriptions of Lake In the Clouds as it’s a place I would enjoy living.  The author has set this book in a quirky, small town in the mountains, and it’s full of characters that I’m anxious to meet again in subsequent books.  

I enjoyed Genivive and Helen very much and loved their courage to take on the lodge and get to know a new town.  Jake was also a wonderful character, as the oldest of Genivive’s children, he has taken on extra responsibility since the day his dad died when he was fifteen years old, and still believes he’s the leader of the family.  

The romance was sweet and closed door.  I found both Jake and Tess to balance out each other’s personalities, and I liked that they were very honest with each other.  

I highly recommend The Getaway to anyone who enjoys women’s fiction.  I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Emily March

Emily March is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a "master of delightful banter," and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romance Writers of America.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapeño relish has made her a tailgating legend.

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38 responses to “Book Review: The Getaway by Emily March

  1. I have really enjoyed other books by Emily March and this one looks wonderful. I like the setup for this one with the mother and son.

  2. Lake in the Clouds does sound delightful. I could live there happily 😊. I love the sound of this story. Excellent review!