"Lies and Solace" is the first of three in the Love At Solace Lake series by Jana Richards. This book is a fast, enjoyable read and does a great job at building into the series to draw the reader to continue reading. The story was well written and flowed nicely. I also found that the characters seemed relatable and almost jumped off the page. I read this book fairly quickly and was happy to have the next book in the series with me already. I would highly recommend reading the entire series.
Harper Lindquist is trying to save her family home and the history that comes with it, good and bad. She’s trying to find investors in her plans to save the fishing lodge that has been in her family for three generations. Harper has been trying to save the lodge on her own for years and finally goes looking for help. Ethan James is a potential investor and arrives during a snowstorm. During the time they are trapped in the lodge together they learn to admire and trust each other, only Ethan isn’t being truthful about everything. As they try to move forward they realize they both have secrets they don’t want to share. Will those secrets be too much for their new found relationship? The lies that Ethan is giving might be too much for Harper to forgive.
Love is worth the risk...
When their grandfather dies, the Lindquist sisters, Harper, Scarlet and Maggie, inherit the northern Minnesota fishing lodge that had been in their family for three generations. The inheritance is bittersweet. They were raised at the lodge by their grandparents. The natural beauty of the place hasn’t changed, but the building itself is crumbling and desperately in need of repair. The lodge also reminds them of what they lost. Twenty-two years previously, their parents died there in what was ruled a murder/suicide.
As the sisters struggle to breathe new life into the failing lodge, old fears and questions rise to the surface even as new love presents itself. Why did their father murder their mother? What truths did their grandparents keep from them? The sisters must fight to keep the wounds of the past from putting their futures, and their fledgling relationships, in jeopardy.
Lies and Solace
She can’t live with one more lie. He can’t tell the truth.
Harper Lindquist is convinced she’s found the answer to her financial prayers. Unless she pours cash into crumbling Solace Lake Lodge, she’ll lose her family’s legacy. Her would-be savior arrives in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard and she’s determined to prove to her reluctant, and trapped, financier the lodge is a sound investment. But Harper isn’t completely honest with him. And she has no idea the lake is hiding secrets of its own.
Ethan James is a liar, but his money is very real. He isn’t convinced a broken-down inn is a smart investment opportunity. But the more he understands Harper’s dreams and desires, the more he wants to be the man to make them come true. The trauma in both their pasts means neither can fully trust the other. They must find the courage to love, to trust, and to accept, or yesterday’s sorrows will keep them apart.