"Secrets and Solace" is the second book in the Love at Solace Lake series by Jana Richards. This book, while listed as a stand alone should be read in order to fully enjoy the book and the series. The author has done a wonderful job of building a detailed storyline that crosses the series and continues to keep the reader engaged. This book was well written and enjoyable. Due to how interesting and engaging the story is I found myself quickly reading this looking for all of the answers to the intrigue the author was developing. The characters are engaging and seem real to the reader. It is very easy to get drawn into this series. I was very glad to have the final book in the series waiting to be read.
Scarlett Lindquist unexpectedly finds herself back at the family fishing lodge, prepared to help rebuild it, with her sisters. The lodge holds some dark and sad memories for Scarlett so she has not been eager to return. While she is happy to be back with her sisters that is where the joy ends for her. Cameron Hainstock meets Scarlett on her return to the area. He is too busy trying to take care of his daughter for a relationship, even though he is drawn to Scarlett. When tragedy occurs Cameron has to battle internal and external demons and is reluctant to ask for help. Scarlett and Cameron must decide whether their foundling relationship is worth the time and effort or if they should just continue on their own separate paths.
No matter how deeply buried, secrets rise to the surface.
Scarlett Lindquist has agreed to help her sisters rebuild the dilapidated fishing lodge in Minnesota they inherited from their grandparents. Although the lengthy restoration is bringing the three sisters closer together, Scarlett’s support is temporary. Her leave of absence from her job in Chicago is temporary and she has no intention of staying at Solace Lake Lodge, where the lake holds dark secrets. When frightening childhood memories resurface, they are tempered by her fascination with an irritating contractor. If only she could trust her feelings for him. If only he could trust her.
Cameron Hainstock meets Scarlett at his brother’s wedding to her sister and their attraction is instantaneous. But Cam avoids the beautiful marketing executive. All his efforts are aimed at battling for custody of his only child. When the unimaginable happens and Cam faces the biggest challenge of his life, he’s reluctant to accept help to halt his downward spiral. Can they learn to trust each other and fight for a future together or will they go their separate ways?