The Cottage at Firefly Lake contains all the great things that makes for an awesome read. There is romance, family relationships,past secrets, and a nice amount of drama to keep those pages flipping.
Charlotte Gibbs has lead an exciting life on the road in all types of conditions reporting the news as she lives it. Charlotte returns to Firefly Lake with her sister and family. Charlotte has been side lined by an injury and it's time to handle the final details of their mother's estate. Firefly Lake brings back memories of love and loss for Charlotte. I bonded quickly with Charlie. She a smart, independent lady that loves her family. She's been a bit of an absentee sister and Auntie with all her travels. She's making up for it with quality time at the cottage.
Sean Carmichael is running the family business in Firefly Lake and raising a teenage son. Charlie and Sean were each other's first love. When Charlie left town years ago she broke Sean's heart. He's tried to move on but just hasn't found the love he had with Charlie. Sean loves his family and is always there for them. He comes from a very close knit family and they all share in the duties of running Carmichael's.
The sparks from their teenage years are still there for both Charlie and Sean. Their love is still there so many years later but there is also distrust and misunderstanding of what and why things went wrong in the past. There are plenty of secrets from the past that could easily rip apart what might be a second chance at first love.
I enjoyed watching Charlie and Sean get to know each other again and the emotions they experienced with each unveiling. The questions of who is going to buy the Gibb's cottage also adds in some drama. There is drama with Charlie's sister Mia that gives the sisters an extra push to regain that childhood closeness. I love when there is family interaction in a story. It just adds a little more dimension to the characters and explains more about their personalities and pasts.
Overall I truly enjoyed this debut book by Jen Gilroy. Her writing style was easy to read, the characters are well formed, and the story line kept my attention from the beginning to the end. I most certainly will be on the look for more books from Ms. Gilroy.
I was given the opportunity to read this wonderful book by a great new author and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you.