About Summer Love by Lara Alspaugh:
A widow with a deadline she can’t meet. A teenage daughter with a secret. An old flame who kept his promise. One summer to get it all right.
Liv Pennington is in trouble. The once acclaimed romance novelist hasn’t been able to write a word since her husband of nearly thirty years died unexpectedly. To make matters worse, her daughter, Bella, has returned home to Blue Water Bay after her freshman year of college with an attitude and a secret. With the deadline for her next novel looming at summer’s end, finding a solution to her writer’s block should be her top priority. The problem is, she’s afraid the only solution will be the one thing her daughter will never forgive.
When Josh Hart returned to Blue Water Bay, he never expected to run into Liv Harrison—Pennington, now. When fate throws them together twice in the same evening, Josh can’t help but think of their last night together some thirty years ago. But something about Liv is different, and she’s avoiding Josh. Common sense tells him that he should stay away, but when the perfect opportunity to see her again arises, he can’t help but hope for a second chance at his first summer love.
Travel to Michigan for this heartwarming summer romance, the first installment of the Blue Water Bay Series. Meet four lifetime friends, Olivia, Frannie, Lucy and Maggie as they navigate later-in-life romances, heal heartaches and survive hot flashes all while drinking mimosas at their reserved brunch table in the corner of the Local Cup, their favorite café. See why readers have fallen in love not only with the small coastal town of Blue Water Bay, but with the endearing characters that live there.
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Lara writes women’s fiction and clean, wholesome contemporary romance novels that are set along the fresh coast of Michigan. She looks to real life for common truths and inspiration to tell stories about ordinary women who use every day courage to create extraordinary lives.
Lara is an “almost” empty-nester who enjoys spending time with her boys and family, travel, fitness, hiking and sunshine, her husband of over 25 years and her Labrador Lulu. She can make the perfect lemon drop martini and loves a good glass of Michigan wine.
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