Share the Moon: Blue Moon Lake # 1 by Sharon Struth
Welcome to my stop for this fun new release from Sharon Struth. Be aware that this title is ON SALE for a limited time, so get it now! My stop is part of a Tasty Book Tour, so be sure to read the excerpt, don’t forget to check out the other tour stops, and above all, enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $15 Gift Card to Amazon or B&N from Sharon Struth, author of Share the Moon.
Sharon Struth brings a lovely story of second chances with this first novel in her new Blue Moon Lake series.
Sophie is a reporter for the local paper, and her family used to own land on the lake, where they hoped to build a vineyard. An older woman (40’s), Sophie is hoping to reclaim the land as she still hopes to build that vineyard, and her oldest son’s memorial garden is on this land as well. Her last relationship ended badly, and she hasn’t been looking at men in ‘that way’ in a while, until she meets Duncan.
Duncan is a developer and owns the parcel of land that contains Sophie’s dreams. He recognizes Sophie, but doesn’t share pertinent information about his connection to the proposed development with her.
These two are delightful characters, a bit older than most romance readers are used to: they have previous marriages, extended families, teenaged children and a lifetime of regrets and insecurities that prey on their ability to trust and move forward. Sophie is still grieving her divorce and the loss of her eldest child, but realizes that her being stuck in that grief is affecting her other children. Duncan is a widower and is dealing with his own failures as a husband and father during his marriage.
These two have a rocky and tumultuous relationship that jumps forward and back repeatedly as they learn to trust and communicate with one another. Wholly gripping, their flaws and strengths are laid out for readers to see and empathize with, and perhaps even recognize. You will be cheering and jeering in alternate measures, with several tears of the happy and not so variety mixed in. Plot twists that take the story in unexpected directions and the sense of family and home that is highly intertwined in the story make this an unforgettable and enjoyable romance, full of everything that a reader could wish for.
Title: Share the Moon
Author: Sharon Struth
Series: Blue Moon Lake
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Lyrical Press
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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About the Book:
Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn. Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it's a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson's counter offer blows hers out to sea.
Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.
Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.