I’m having troubles concentrating on Summer at Willow Lake. It started out good ~ I devoured the first 75 pages (keep in mind, this book is 534 pages total). I grabbed it on a whim at the library ~ See, although I have to be read piles, I don’t necessarily stick to them.
Back on subject. I thought the book would be about Olivia (heroine) and Connor (hero). At least, by reading the synopsis in the front of the book, that’s what I thought it would be about. Although, why it would take 534 pages to reach a conclusion is beyond me. Maybe that should have been a clue. Okay ~ here’s the synopsis. What do you think the book is about?
Exploring the many facets of love and friendship, New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs evokes a summer in the Catskills, where family ties clash with family secrets during lazy days and hot, languid nights . . .
Real estate expert Olivia Bellamy reluctantly trades a trendy Manhattan summer for her family’s old resort camp in the Catskills, where her primary task will be renovating the bungalow colony for her grandparents, who want one last summer together filled with fun, friends and family. A posh resort in its heyday, the camp is now in disarray and Olivia is forced to hire contractor Connor Davis — a still-smoldering flame from her own summers at camp. But as the days grow warm, not even the inviting blue waters of Willow Lake can cool the passions flaring or keep shocking secrets at bay. The nostalgic joy of summers past breathes new promise into a special place and people . . . a promise meant to last long after the season ends.
So, do you think the book is about Olivia and Connor? Well, so far, it’s not. I’m 120 pages into it. I’ve seen Connor twice. Once, in a flashback when Olivia first met him, and one small present day interaction. That’s it. What I have read are Olivia’s flashbacks, her father’s flashbacks, some present day drama, and quite a bit about Olivia’s best friend Freddy who acts gay but isn’t.
If something doesn’t change soon, I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish this thing. Oh ~ and it’s the first book of a series. You know how I am with series.
Well, I finished the book. I’ll post my thoughts tonight when I get home from work.