Summer at the Lake - Linda Barrett

Summer at the Lake

By Linda Barrett

  • Release Date: 2017-05-25
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 315 Ratings


**Winner, Award of Excellence, Wisconsin Romance Writers of America
**Winner, Write Touch Readers’ Award, Colorado Romance Writers of America
**Award of Merit - Holt Medallion, Virginia Romance Writers 

Flying Solo - single parents, second chances and the power of love...

Veteran NY cop, Rick Cooper, heads to his family’s lake house after losing a hostage negotiation, resulting in the death a child. He brings only his dog and his saxophone for company. His agenda includes lots of fishing while figuring out an appropriate career change.  

Single mom, Kristin McCarthy hears the sound of the saxophone gliding through the night air - a healing sound for her daughter. She begins a search for the person who can play so beautifully. Her high hopes fall, however, when the musician turns out to be a cop. The police fell short when she and Ashley needed them most.  But still…if this cop could make a difference…if he can help Ashley…well, Kristin would do anything for her young daughter.

An attractive widow with a damaged kid are the last people Rick needs in his life, and he tries hard to remain aloof.  The ladies, however, knock down his barriers simply by being themselves. Fearful but brave, smart but silly. Before long, warm feelings grow between him and Kristin. Feelings that spark potential for a future together. 

However, before Kristin allows herself to dream, Rick must prove he’s a man she and her daughter can trust. Can they count on him forever?


  • Heart warming emotional story

    By Dianne1972
    This book is a must read. The broken little girl grabbed my heart. Advocating for her daughter Kristin showed courage and strength!! Made me laugh and made me cry. Just wonderful!
  • A beautifully written emotional read

    By penny42058
    Kristin and Rick meet while they’re both staying on Morningstar Lake. Kristin’s daughter has experienced an unimaginable and traumatic event and needs to heal. Rick, who is a negotiator with NYPD experienced his own event. Ashley no longer talks, but she opens up to Rick’s shephard, Quincy. This beautifully written, emotional story will have you crying at times, but you will not want to miss this book. I won’t leave any spoilers, but it will say, we get a happy ending.
  • Summer at the Lake

    By RyLee43
    Wonderful story.
  • Summer at the lake

    By pita1003
  • Enjoyment

    By anna41562
    So I really enjoyed a very clean/ intense storyline.
  • Summer at the lake

    By Thetartist
    Really enjoyed this book about real life problems and how to solve them with patience and love. Very well written.
  • Waiting to read other books in the series

    By Bookworm Sue
    I enjoyed the book. Even though it was about a very serious crime, it showed what love can do to overcome the worst in life.
  • Wiping a tear right now

    By Musiconmysoul
    Just finished Summer at the Lake and am wiping a tear away from my eye. The characters were so real I felt like they were my friends. A very contemporary issue was addressed beautifully. Funny how I kept reading and couldn't stop because I needed to know Ashley would really be fine.
  • Has it all

    By Acoiner
    This book has romance, tears, life's ups and downs, child surviving horrific rape and mom finding her child who gets lost within herself. Unlocking love and joy thru a new friend in a new environment.
  • Great book

    By BillieAnn Graiff
    Really enjoyed this book. Fell in love with the characters and routed for them all the way through.