Saturday, July 03, 2021



Caroline is getting ready for a two week vacation with her daughter Lee to go tour colleges.  But when she hears that her deceased mother’s much loved Lily Garden is going to be torn down, Caroline and Lee quickly change their plans and return to Lake Summers to save it.  After being gone for thirty years, Caroline arrives in town and she receives a warm welcome, and then she meets Aaron, the historian.  As the romance develops, between Aaron and Caroline, she learns of a terrible secret that happened the day her mother died, and Caroline soon realizes the truth about the town that she still loves.  

The characters were so relatable and the vivid description of the lovely town will make you feel like you were in Lake Summers.  This uplifting and inspirational story is one that will penetrate your heart and soul.  This is a book to be devoured, once you begin you won’t be able to stop until the last page is turned.  This heartwarming, feel-good summer romance is a must read.  Absolutely do not miss the opportunity to read this book.  I promise you will love it too!

Thank you Barbara Josselsohn  for such a fantastic story.  This story had all the feels of love, family, friendship, and family secrets.  I absolutely loved this story.  I highly recommend this book.



Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author:  Barbara Josselsohn 
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Publication Date: July 2, 2021 
Pages: 205 
Buy on Amazon 

She held the letter that she had found in the garden, and noticed the distinctive curls of her father’s handwriting etched on the worn paper. Her life had already been turned upside down by one family secret, would his last words force her to leave her childhood home forever? 

When Caroline left Lake Summers thirty years ago, she thought she’d never go back to the place where she lost her parents. But when she finds out that the town’s lily garden lovingly built by her mother is going to be destroyed, she knows fate is calling. Dropping everything at her office in Chicago, she knows she is the only person who can save the garden.

Caroline and her daughter Lee are welcomed home by the warm smile of her mother’s best friend Maxine, and piles of pancakes at her cozy little restaurant in town. And Caroline soon learns that she isn’t the only person invested in saving her mother’s legacy, when she meets handsome historian Aaron. As she gets to know him, strolling along the sparkling lakeshore, she can’t imagine anywhere else she’d rather be.

But then Caroline learns a terrible secret about the day her mother died. And soon the real reason Aaron is in Lake Summers comes to light. Will the truth about the people she loves force her to give up a future with Aaron, and the beautiful town that has always been in her heart?


Barbara Josselsohn is an award-winning writer who loves crafting stories about strong protagonists facing a fork in the road. Her novels include The Bluebell Girls, The Lilac House, The Last Dreamer, and her newest release, The Lily Garden. She has published hundreds of articles about family, home and relationships in national and regional publications, and also teaches novel writing at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She lives just north of New York City and enjoys escaping to the beach or the mountains whenever she can. Other than writing, her biggest passion is her family: her husband, her three kids, and her indefatigable shih-poo! 

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