Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Refuge at Pine Lake by Rose Chandler Johnson July 16, 2019

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 7:41 pm

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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.

My thoughts:

I loved so much about this book.

First the setting. What a wonderful place to set a romance. The author did a great job describing the atmosphere and what the characters saw. A great summer setting.

Next I loved the tension between the characters. I knew Caleb would not make things easy and I never really trusted or liked him much and wanted Robin to just forget about him.

Matt had a great character arch, it was wonderful to watch how God changed him throughout the book. And Robin is just sweet and wants love. She thinks she knows the best place for it but she might be wrong.

Overall, a great summer read.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own. 


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