8/23/12

Lakeside Reunion, by Lisa Jordan

4 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Bed-and-breakfast owner Lindsey Porter prays she won't run into Stephen Chase when she returns to Shelby Lake. Five years ago, the cop jilted her to marry another woman, and Lindsey fled town. But no sooner does she hit city limits than Stephen pulls her over for a broken taillight. Despite the past, he's still able to stir up Lindsey's old feelings for him. Now a widower and single dad, Stephen recognizes a second chance when he sees one. And he'll do anything to make Lindsey trust in God and take a risk for love—again.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -

Lisa Jordan has been writing for over a decade, taking a hiatus to earn her degree in early childhood education. By day, she operates an in-home family childcare business. By night, she writes contemporary Christian romances. Being a wife to her real-life hero and mother to two young adult men overflow her cup of blessings. In her spare time, she loves reading, knitting, and hanging out with family and friends. 

Learn more about her at www.lisajordanbooks.com

 MY REVIEW - (this is the first book in the series)
This was a good book, sweet, I liked the storyline and the characters. It was interesting enough to keep me reading.
But - it definitely was not as good as the second book "Lakeside Family". The characters were simpler the storyline was simpler but yet it was a little confusing at times. Also it was VERY predictable with little or no twists. All that said - it still was a good book and I did enjoy it!

The great thing about it is that the second book (in my opinion) is so much better that it shows that the author's writing got better. If there is a third book in this series, I will definitely be reading it.

Both books take place in the same town of Shelby Lake using many of the same characters. In this one you meet Lindsey who is still haunted by the death of her father, doesn't understand her mom's need to move on, and is unable to forgive Stephen for leaving her five years ago. You also meet Stephen who had to wrong one to right another. He had to live with his mistakes and tried to make the right decisions knowing that someone would get hurt. 
This story gives you lots of chances to think - "What would I do if...?"
What would you do if you had a one night stand and that woman was now raising the child you knew nothing about? What would you do if the man you were engaged to left you for a woman he had a fling with two years ago? What would you do if you had a second chance with that man? What would you do if the memories of your father's death were controlling your decisions?

THE ALL-IN-ALL -
All in all this was a very nice Christian love story. It is very clean with good values and clean language.
Step into Shelby Lake in this Love inspired Romance series.
I bought this e-book for my nook after reading "Lakeside Family".

Get it from B&N - HERE
From Amazon - HERE
Or from CBD - HERE
 

10 comments:

  1. Is this the second book in the series or the third? Just a little confused.

    Now, I'm not a big religious fiction person but this series sounds interesting. If I read it, would I be bombarded with messages of what I should believe?

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    1. I hope I don't sound mean lol

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    2. Haha actually this is the first! I read the second one before this one and fell in love with it.
      And even though it is labeled Christian fiction - no it is not a "Bible thumper" LOL. I would call it loosely Christian.

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    3. I fixed it - I said that this was the first one. Thanks for asking that!

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    4. Lol I just re-read my reply and it's awful. So sorry!!!

      I've been trying to get accustomed to waking up super early again because I go back to work at the school next week. I've been a walking zombie these past two days. I'm a night owl. I can't function in the morning or pretty much when the sun is up lol.

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    5. LOL I actually didn't think it was awful at all!!!
      I am a morning person myself. Up at the butt-crack of dawn as my daughter would say.

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    6. *snort* "butt-crack of dawn"!

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  2. This seems like a sweet series. I always when books make you wonder or ask questions.

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