The Summer Hideaway

The Summer Hideaway

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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 fifty 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.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2010.
ISBN: 9780778327998
077832799X
Characteristics: 421 p. --

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MedinaReads Jan 30, 2015

This is a wonderful mix of a murder mystery, romance and reconciling with family.
George Bellamy wants to reconcile with his brother Charles and make sure his Grandson Ross finds a wife before he dies from a reoccurring brain tumor. George wants to die at his childhood vacation place at Camp Kioga in Upstate New York. The story moves quickly with enough family drama to keep things interesting. Susan Wiggs skillfully incorporates elements as the long-term effects of polio, end-of-life decisions, and the personal costs associated with choosing to do the right thing in a tale centered on family. Recommended by R.D., Medina Library, MCDL

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