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Love is worth the risk…
When their grandfather dies, the Lindquist sisters, Harper, Scarlet and Maggie, inherit the northern Minnesota fishing lodge that had been in their family for three generations. The inheritance is bittersweet. They were raised at the lodge by their grandparents. The natural beauty of the place hasn’t changed, but the building itself is crumbling and desperately in need of repair. The lodge also reminds them of what they lost. Twenty-two years previously, their parents died there in what was ruled a murder/suicide.
As the sisters struggle to breathe new life into the failing lodge, old fears and questions rise to the surface even as new love presents itself. Why did their father murder their mother? What truths did their grandparents keep from them? The sisters must fight to keep the wounds of the past from putting their futures, and their fledgling relationships, in jeopardy.
Blurb – Secrets and Solace
No matter how deeply buried, secrets rise to the surface.
Scarlet Lindquist has agreed to help her sisters rebuild the dilapidated fishing lodge in Minnesota they inherited from their grandparents. Although the lengthy restoration is bringing the three sisters closer together, Scarlet’s support is temporary. Her leave of absence from her job in Chicago is temporary and she has no intention of staying at Solace Lake Lodge, where the lake holds dark secrets. When frightening childhood memories resurface, they are tempered by her fascination with an irritating contractor. If only she could trust her feelings for him. If only he could trust her.
Cameron Hainstock meets Scarlet at his brother’s wedding to her sister and their attraction is instantaneous. But Cam avoids the beautiful marketing executive. All his efforts are aimed at battling for custody of his only child. When the unimaginable happens and Cam faces the biggest challenge of his life, he’s reluctant to accept help to halt his downward spiral. Can they learn to trust each other and fight for a future together or will they go their separate ways?
“Cameron, do you have any idea how much someone in Chicago would pay for a headboard like this? You’ve way undervalued the furniture on your website. And your website could use an overhaul. I didn't even see a contact page when I was scrolling through. I could take better pictures for you, optimize your site so it’s easier for people to find you.” Ideas burst into her head. “Etsy is a website where people sell hand-made crafts. If we got you on Etsy, the things you make would blow people away. The toys alone—”
“No! I don’t want to be on Etsy, whatever the hell it is. I don’t need a new website.”
“But I could help you—”
“No! I’m fine. I don’t need your help.”
“Yes, you do.” What was wrong with him? She could make things better for him. Maybe she could even make money for him. “Your website needs work. I could get you on social media, make you a Facebook page—”
“No!” He ran his hands through his hair. “I don’t need your help, and I don’t need you!”
Scarlet sucked in a breath, his outburst rendering her speechless. For a moment she stood completely still, pinned to her spot by his angry stare like a butterfly trapped on a collector’s board. His words reverberated painfully in her head. I don’t need you.
Self-preserving anger took over, saving her from crying in front of him. “Fine. You want to do it on your own, be my guest.” She brushed past him on her way out the door.