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
***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.
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Love a feel good book! Wonderful review, looking forward to hearing how you enjoy the upcoming books in the series!
This sounds like a really cute romance. I’m glad you liked it so much! 😀
Thank you, Jenni!
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.
I hope you get a chance to read this someday
You know, it’s been a while since i picked up this author, and Lake Cloud sounds lovely!
I think it’s going to be a great series.
It does seem like a lovely sounding series 💕
It is a nice uplifting series.
I like the sound of this series! It reminds me of Virgin River a little? Ill check it out!
It is similar to Virgin River.
This cover just drew me in!
Me too. That’s why I requested it
Nice that it has older main characters.
Yes, I agree, Linda.
Quirky settings are always so fun, and Lake in the Clouds sounds delightful.
I’d love to go live there!
This sounds a nice and warm read. I love the sound of the setting and characters. Glad you enjoyed this, Wendy🙂🙂
Thank you, Mallika!
This sounds enjoyable! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Kate!
I do like that book cover.
It’s so pretty!
Great review, Wendy! It sounds like a heartwarming book.
Thank you, Cindy.
Wonderful review. I enjoyed this book as well Wendy and I’m also looking forward to the rest of the series!
It should be a good series! I’m really looking forward to the rest of it.
I haven’t heard of this one before but the setting and even the characters sound great.
It’s a good one.
Awesome review Wendy. I’m so excited to read this one too 🤗📚☕💕
I hope you enjoy it, Susan!
I love stories about new beginnings, this sounds great.
Thank you, Cathy
Lake in the Clouds does sound delightful. I could live there happily 😊. I love the sound of this story. Excellent review!
I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series, mostly because I want to go back to Lake in the Clouds.
I already feel for character. It must hard to raise for kids alone. This sounds touching and heartwarming. Amazing review, Wendy!
Thank you, Yesha. It’s very heartwarming.