Sunday, July 14, 2019

Refuge at Pine lake by Rose Chandler Johnson

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. a tender story of healing and finding a place to belong. This sweet, Southern romance doesn't disappoint." - Liz Talley Robin Lancaster, a twenty-six-year-old former kindergarten teacher, has her summer and her life all figured out. She's ready to be on her own, writing and illustrating her children's stories at her family's beloved lake house. Once there, she intends to rekindle a romance with Caleb Jackson, the area's top hunting and fishing guide, and bag him for herself.Complications arise from the start when Robin finds out her mother has rented the lake house to a man they know nothing about. Matthew McLaughlin, forty-year-old widowed university professor and author from California, shows up at Pine Lake in crisis. A sabbatical might be his only hope to save much more than his career. He needs a place of refuge. Sharing the lake house with a lighthearted young woman and her dog is the last thing on his mind. Caleb Jackson has his own plans. He's used to things going his way, but a man staying in Robin's house presents unforeseen challenges. When paths unavoidably entangle for these three, hearts are on the line.    


I'd love to give this 5 stars or more.
Christina Rose Johnson is a new to me author.
A sweet Southern book that will keep you reading and thinking about it long after you finish it.
I think that this would be A great place for healing a broken heart, rebuilding a friendship or just a lazy summer vacation.
I didn't want to leave Matthew and Robin. They were so easy to make friends with and poor Matt I just wanted to put my arms around him and give him a big encouraging hug!!
I'm glad that Robin was there too!! I thought she was a great help to him!
I did want to reach out a gran Callie the dog and pet her. I felt her energy coming from out of the page! I think she sensed that Matt needed a friend. Dogs are awesome like that.
I also felt the peacefulness of the lake coming through the pages too! How beautiful our Lord makes things just for our healing, love and friendship to grow!!
I enjoyed the supporting characters as well!!
I used to love going fishing until I caught a snake and that was the end of that cause I hate snakes!! I threw everything up into the air and ran for my grandfather who made me back and get my stuff. I wasn't going back there myself. I made him go with me.
So I've never been fishing since. That ruined it for me.
I like this author and will be looking for more from her! Her writing makes you feel like you're part of the story!
I strongly recommend this book for a great summer read!! Or any other time! I guarantee you won't want to return to the present!
My thanks to the publisher for a complimentary copy of this book. No compensations were received and all opinions are my own!!


Rose Chandler JohnsonRose Chandler Johnson's award-winning devotional journal, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments released in July 2013. Her devotions, poems, short stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications over the years. My Father' House is Rose's first novel. Rose has lived near Augusta, GA for the last thirty-two years. For the last twenty plus years, Rose has been a French and English teacher. Currently she is an adjunct English instructor at a technical college. Rose enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time with her six children and their growing families. Another devotional is in the works and another Southern lit novel, coming March 2019.

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