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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 tangle for these three, hearts are on the line.
After closing the door noiselessly behind her, they headed down to the lakeshore.
Robin allowed her face to scrunch in perplexed bafflement. “Good grief. What have I gotten myself into?” She retied her shoes while the dog relieved herself. “He’s tied in knots, poor guy. He needs rest and relaxation.”
A gentle breeze had picked up across the lake. The well-beaten path, about ten feet from the water’s edge, meandered around the point of the cove for a mile or so and ended at a manmade beach. Due to its secluded location and the Private Property signs, rarely did anyone stop there except its residents. She walked faster as she neared the beach, her mood lifting with each step. When her feet sank into the soft sand, she slowed again. Callie tugged impatiently, so she unsnapped the leash.
Three picnic tables stood under the trees at the back edge of the clearing. Robin sat on a bench and watched Callie play. As her mood adjusted to the rhythm of the place, thoughts of Caleb filled her imagination. In only a few more days, she would see him again. His handsome face came to mind. He’d promised to call her as soon as he returned from the fishing tournament.
Butterflies filled her stomach, and sweet anticipation rose within her. Summer vacation had begun.
Oh, wow, she thought with a smile. My future starts now.
About the Author
Rose Chandler Johnson is known for her heartwarming, inspirational writing. In addition to works of sweet contemporary fiction, her devotional journal, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments won the Georgia Author of the Year Finalist Award in 2014.
In her novels, Rose brings to life fascinating characters with compelling relationships embracing family, community, and faith. In distinctive southern settings, Rose creates memorable stories that will stir your heart. Readers often say her writing warms the soul as it reaffirms belief in love and wholesome goodness. Don’t be surprised if you sigh with pleasure as you savor the final pages of her stories.
Rose has lived in a suburb of Augusta, GA for thirty plus years. Before retiring from Georgia’s school system, she taught English, French, and ESOL. Currently, she is an English instructor at a community college. In addition to reading and writing, Rose enjoys cooking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her six children and her beautiful grandchildren.
– One winner will receive a signed print copy of Refuge at Pine Lake plus a $20 Amazon gift card
– One winner will receive a signed print copy of Refuge at Pine Lake
– US only
– Ends July 10, 2019