Wednesday, December 27, 2023

 Lake in the Clouds #2

Balancing Act by Emily March

Published November 28, 2023 by Forever

Genre:  Chic Lit


Taken from Goodreads: 
Return to Lake in the Clouds, Colorado, with this feel-good, emotional story from New York Times bestselling author Emily March!

 Genevieve Prentice is learning to let go. Now settled in Lake in the Clouds, Colorado, forging new relationships with her adult children. She’s even opening up her heart to a handsome widower, for the first time since her husband’s death. But when her estranged eldest daughter moves to Lake in the Clouds, Genevieve’s life is upended once again.
Willow Eldridge has numerous reasons to move to Lake in the Clouds. Regaining the close relationship she and her mother once shared is just one of them. But as much as she wants to explain to Genevieve why she’s pushed her away all these years, her first priority is her troubled young son. And when he forms a connection with a town resident with scars of his own, Willow can’t decide if he’s the answer to her prayers . . . or just another mistake waiting to happen.
With Genevieve’s sixtieth birthday drawing near, mother and daughter struggle to reconnect, and Genevieve worries if Willow will ever let go of her doubts and fears to become the courageous woman she’s always known her to be. But that’s the beauty of Lake in the Clouds—there, beneath its clear blue skies, anything seems possible.


My Thoughts:  Willow and her two young children have come to Colorado after losing her husband.   She has a big secret that she is holding in.    Willow needs to escape her life and start over, she needs a fresh start and being near her mom will help her with that.  Genevieve has moved to Colorado to start a life as Genevieve without being seen as just a mom or grandma.   Although Genevieve is older than I am, I can relate to being someone’s mom and not being seen as my own person.  


Balancing Act has the perfect title.   Life is a balancing act and it is not easy to balance it.   Each character is trying to find their best life and keep those closest to them happy.  This book has a lot going on it in.      There is loss of love, finding new love, relationships being mended, friendships starting, and family dynamics being redefined. 


This is book 2 in the series and I have not read book 1 and still enjoyed this book.   I am going to go back and read book 1 because I enjoyed this book so much.   I found the characters relatable and becoming people I am invested in.  The storyline moved smoothly and it was easy to read.  

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Meet Emily March (taken from her website):  
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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