I have a few ‘go to’ authors when I really want to settle in with a comfort read – one I know is going to draw me into a world of characters I’m going to fall in love with and a story that will stay with me and A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax is just one of those books. A Week at the Lake releases next week on June 23 and it’s a wonderful story of the unbreakable bonds of friendship.
Emma, Mackenzie, and Serena met twenty years ago as young women in New York City and they instantly formed a friendship that would go on for years. As their lives wore on and they went their separate ways they still managed to gather each summer for a week at the lake staying in the cottage of Emma’s Gran. Then all of a sudden they didn’t. Emma stopped asking them to come and eventually the women drifted out of each other’s lives… until one day both Mackenzie and Serena receive an invitation to spend a week at the lake again. While both of them question why suddenly after all these years Emma is inviting them back to the lake they still agree to go. They want answers. They want to know why these trips to the lake that were balm to their souls and their friendship every year had so suddenly stopped.
Emma has her reasons for having terminated the visits to the lake. Guilt over a long ago betrayal has caused her to alienate her best friends but now she wants to see if they can repair their friendship; even after some long buried secrets are brought to light. However before they can even make it to the lake there is a terrible accident that leaves Emma in a bad state but there is no better place to heal than the lake and the women head out there. Not only does this time at the lake have the women reflecting on their friendship; it also has them taking a hard look at their lives. As secrets are revealed will the women be able to repair this once solid, unbreakable friendship they once had?
A Week at the Lake is written in true Wendy Wax fashion. She never fails to bring about a story that has me envious of the friendships she writes about but also the settings. I wanted nothing more than to join these women and feel the breeze of the lake on my own skin. A Week at the Lake is the perfect summer read – highly recommended!
Source: Digital review copy provided by the publisher for an honest review. No compensation was received.