Lisa Jordan: Lakeside Reunion

Lisa Jordan knows how to write a debut novel like a seasoned author Lakeside Reunion is a lovely blend of regrets transformed by forgiveness Jordan s characters are true to life and her writing skill alternately brought tears to my eyes or caused me to laugh out loud Can t wait to read Jordan s next novel I like the whole ilted for another storyline One of my favourites and being a woman of faith I connected with the way faith is threaded through this book but for some reason which I cant put my finger on this was a miss than hitview spoilerThe h was grieving five years on and she still hadn t moved on from her father passing away or being Cuckoo jilted the two happening within a short time of each other I connected with the h and felt her pain on her grief over her fathers death But her relationship with the H and how that progressed felt forced to me Iust couldn t suare how she got thrown over a week before the wedding It seems she s the one that sacrificed most for the H s honor After all its the one that s left behind that hurts the most the one that makes the decision makes it to move forward In this case the H made a family life at her expense view spoiler hide spo This story gives a person a lot to think about Stephen Chase broke his engagement with his fianc e for a baby he had out of wedlock with another woman Which broke Lindsey s heart so she left town and opened a bed and breakfast She still had feelings for him Stephen s wife died of cancer and then he started wanting Lindsey back in his life She did not want to fall in love with him or his child because she was hurt by him deeplyThe story is about second chances but I think it would be really hard to marry someone after they dump you for someone else If Bethany had not died Stephen would have stayed married to her out of honor I guess he felt he did the right thing but why couldn t he have seen the child without breaking another person s heart I tried to follow this story from being to end but it The Last Surrender just seemed so wrong that he dumped Lindsey for another family Then when his wife dies he wants Lindsey back It s like marrying for the wrong reasons but you still want the tie to the other person I would never marry or be engaged to anyone twice If they hurt me one they will do it again with bells and whistles on Once would be enough for me I know Stephen was a nice guy and he tried to do the right thing but itust seemed like no matter what he did it would hurt someone So he chose to hurt Lindsey because she did not have anyone dependent on her She American Government just had herself I am glad true love won in the end but Lindsey suffered for five years She didn t even move on and find someone else She was really hurt I would definitely read this again but I don t think my feeling would change about the outcome SPOILERS THROUGHOUT ENTIRE REVIEW This story has an interesting storyline This book is about a girl Lindsey who is extremely bothered by the death of her father and last minute decision by her fiance to break off the wedding Now her fiance at the time Stephan found out that he had a son with another woman he barely knew and decided to break it off with Lindsey and marry this other girl instead because he felt it was the right thing to do Five years later Lindsey comes back into town and realizes she still loves Stephan whose wive died of cancer a year earlier Eventually they realize that they are perfect for each other and Stephan s son Tyler helps bring them together Now there are other side stories in the novel but this is most of it I liked the book based on my rating however there were some things i disliked1 When Lindsey got to town she accidentally ran into Stephan way too much I know its a small town but come on let s be realistic here2 I know that Stephan regrets his one night stand with Tyler s mom but I think his decision to marry her and break of his relationship with the love of his life Lindsey was a little drastic I think in realistic terms it could have been handled better3 There was a little too much basic preachy stuff I enjoy the Christian aspect of these books but I don t like when they state the obvious a million times in one chapter Occasio. Bed and breakfast owner Lindsey Porter prays she won't run into Stephen Chase when she returns to Shelby Lake Five years ago the copilted her to marry another woman and

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Might enjoy It s been out awhile but still available online 675 288 pages This was a good book sweet I liked the storyline and the characters It was interesting enough to keep me readingBut it definitely was not as good as the second book Lakeside Family The characters were simpler the storyline was simpler but yet it was a little confusing at times Also it was VERY predictable with little or no twists All that said it still was a good book and I did enjoy itThe great thing about it is that the second book in my opinion is so much better that it shows that the author s writing got better If there is a third book in this series I will definitely be reading itBoth books take place in the same town of Shelby Lake using many of the same characters In this one you meet Lindsey who is still haunted by the death of her father doesn t understand her mom s need to move on and is unable to forgive Stephen for leaving her five years ago You also meet Stephen who had to wrong one to right another He had to live with his mistakes and tried to make the right decisions knowing that someone would get hurt This story gives you lots of chances to think What would I do ifWhat would you do if you had a one night stand and that woman was now raising the child you knew nothing about What would you do if the man you were engaged to left you for a woman he had a fling with two years ago What would you do if you had a second chance with that man What would you do if the memories of your father s death were controlling your decisionsAll in all this was a very nice Christian love story It is very clean with good values and clean languageStep into Shelby Lake in this Love inspired Romance seriesI bought this e book for my nook after reading Lakeside Family which is the first book in this series I loved every page of Lakeside Reunion The characters definitely tugged at my heart and the plot moved along at a great pace Loved the wordsmithing too Fantastic debut novel from Lisa Jordanand I can t wait for the next in her Lakeside series So I thought this one was okay Five years ago Lindsey and Stephen were engaged a week before the wedding a girl shows up and tells Stephen he has a two year old little boy Stephen breaks the engagement and marries Bethany instead Five years later Bethany has passed away from cancer and Lindsey has returned to town to take care of her mom They are reunited and all their old feelings come rushing back While I did enjoy the story there were Reunion just a couple things that kept me from really loving it First it was a bit too preachy for my taste I m sure a lot of people would enjoy it but I personally would have liked it if it had been left out or toned way down I knew going into it that it was a Christian Inspirational story but some are hit or miss as far as how much praying and preaching goes on This one had a bit than I usually prefer and tend to skim over those parts no offense to the author to get back to the storySecond Stephens s decision to break up with Lindsey and marry Bethanyust really rubbed me the wrong way If he had known about the pregnancy right from the beginning and decided to marry her then fine although adoption probably would have been a better option But it s been three years since he s seen Bethany and he s practically married to Lindsey or will be in five short days Would if Bethany had showed up five days after the wedding would he have divorced Lindsey to marry Bethany No of course not The honorable thing is not to break the engagement with the woman you love to marry a complete stranger My opinion is that he should have helped Bethany find a place to stay get a The Rescuer job and pay child support He could have had a very active role in his sons life without ending his relationship with Lindsey And if I were in Bethany s shoes I would never ever marry a man who was in love with someone else I would never break up a weddingust because I wanted a little security even if I was a single mom So it drove me nuts when he kept saying he did the honorable thing Yes his intentions were good but again I personally don t think it was the best decision Just my opinionContent Clean heavy Christian elements. S for him Now a widower and single dad Stephen recognizes a second chance when he sees one And he'll do anything to make Lindsey trust in God and take a risk for love again.

Nally I like some good points or some provoking uestions but the religious part of this novel was really basic and didn t really add to the story I think it was in there Happy Family just to call the book Christian4 Lindsey s overwhelming grief of her father after 5 years was discussed a little too much I started to say Ok oki get itnow move on with the story5 And finally I felt the book left a few too many uestions and ended too uickly It could have drug on a little I wanted to see Tyler s reaction to their engagement and things like that To endust with the re engagement stopped the novel way too uickly What about Lindsey s BB Was she going to open a new one Did Stephan take his new promotion Things like these were not fully answered for meAnd although these are all negatives I still enjoyed the story and despite its unrealistic storyline it was very cute These Christian romances Love Inspired with clean storylines no language and no graphic sensuality beyond Taboo Feeding just a kiss is a breath of fresh air compared to other romances these days I love reading them and this one is another good example I have NEVER been so upset about a book I mean I know it s fiction but I feel it was completely and totally WRONG I read it 5 times trying to figure out what I was missing Like when he says that when he said his vows to Bethany he shut the door to ever having a future with Lyndsey you can t be in love with someone one minute and thenust shut it off AND THEN HE SAYS THAT HE DOESNT REGRET ANYTHING ABOUT HIS MARRIAGE and that even if he could change the past he s not sure he would really If he doesn t regret marrying Bethany then that means he doesn t regret NOT marrying Lyndsey he says he STILL loves her implying that he s loved her even through his marriage And he says he and his wife were like best friends than husband and wife and he eventually grew to love her So does he mean he grew to love Bethany in a platonic way And continued to love Lyndsey Or did he really ust forget about Lyndsey and eventually love Bethany The fact that he says he probably wouldn t change the past even if he could tells me that he would rather have not married Lyndsey than go back an erase the mistake of sleeping with Bethany IF he could IT MAKES NO SENSE One minute he loves Lyndsey and the next he s glad he married someone else WHAT THE HECK Lisa Jordan writes a heartwarming story with lovable characters Lindsey returns to her hometown to care for her mother who slipped and broke a leg but the past haunts her as Lindsey runs into the man who left her at the altar memories of her deceased father and a town that has moved onbut she hasn tThe beautiful descriptions and sympathetic characters really stood out for me Lindsey had huge reasons not to trust Stephen and I enjoyed watching her work through her past I wanted to connect to her current life issues running the inn and such but Lindsey had additional family problems to deal with that kept her in her hometown Regardless I was happy to see everyone get their happy ending Excellent book Title LAKESIDE REUNIONAuthor Lisa JordanPublisher Love InspiredNovember 2011ISBN 978 0 373 81587 6Genre Contemporary romanceBed and breakfast owner Lindsey Porter prays she won t run into Stephen Chase when she returns to Shelby Lake Five years ago the cop ilted her to marry another woman and Lindsey fled town But no sooner does she hit city limits than Stephen pulls her over for a broken taillight Despite the past he s still able to stir up Lindsey s old feelings for him Now a widower and single dad Stephen recognizes a second chance when he sees one And he ll do anything to make Lindsey trust in God and take a risk for love againLisa Jordan has crafted a sweet romance in the pages of LAKESIDE REUNION Two former lovers reunited through a routine traffic stop And then Lindsey and Stephen keep getting thrown together Stephen is a sweet hero kind and compassionate Lindsey has a bit of a sarcasm problem and comes up with some witty comebacks My men husband and sons wouldn t take the sarcasm as well as Stephen did I have to give him kudos there If you are looking for a good sweet romance then LAKESIDE REUNION is one you. Indsey fled town But no sooner does she hit city limits than Stephen pulls her over for a broken taillight Despite the past he's still able to stir up Lindsey's old feeling.

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