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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi is a Sweet 5 Star Read!

Put Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi on your wish list and you won't be disappointed! I'm super blessed to have been given an advanced reader copy - the rest of you will have to wait until February 28th to pick up your copy on Amazon.  It is however available now for pre-order, so head on over today and reserve a copy of your own!


Official Book Summary:

Linnie Wayfair knows just how many people are counting on her. But knowing doesn’t make doing any easier.

Everyone in Sweet Lake, Ohio, wants her to muster all her business sense and return the Wayfair Inn to its former glory. Her parents hope she’ll forgive her scoundrel of a brother and reconcile the family. The eccentric Sweet Lake Sirens want her to open the inn—and her heart—to new possibilities. And her hilarious lifelong friends Jada and Cat are dropping none-too-subtle hints for her to ignite a romance with Daniel Kettering, the sexy attorney who’s been pining for her for years…

Now a shocking turn of events will open old wounds and upend the world Linnie has carefully built. She has to make changes quickly—and the results, though not entirely what she expected, might be what she’s been yearning for all along.

About the Author - the Lovely Chistine Nolfi:

Award-winning author Christine Nolfi provides readers with heartwarming and inspiring fiction. Her novel TREASURE ME, Liberty series book 2, is a Next Generation Indie Awards finalist. The Midwest Book Review lists SECOND CHANCE GRILL, Liberty series book 1, and the other Liberty books as "highly recommended".

Look for SWEET LAKE, book 1 of her new series, on February 28, 2017 and THE COMFORT OF SECRETS, book 2, on July 18, 2017. Visit her at

"Please continue the mail, tweets and comments on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and other sites. I cherish your support and love chatting with readers." --Christine

Connect with Christine:
@christinenolfi on Twitter

Crystal's Review:

Do you like a little drama? Some suspense? Romance? Happy Endings? If like myself, you like nothing more than a Hallmark Movie Special, then Sweet Lake is the book for you. Grab yourself a cup of your favorite beverage, cuddle up in a comfortable chair, and be prepared to enjoy this well written, perfectly paced novel. I seriously could not put it down until I had devoured each and every page.

The characters were well-developed and believable. They reminded me of some of the peculiar characters in my own life. I would love to hop in my vehicle and take a little drive to Sweet Lake. It feels so real (like Stars Hallow and the Gilmore Girls).

Even the cover of the book drew me in. When I showed it to friends, they immediately asked if we would be doing it for our book club because just the title and the cover got them excited. Some books are just fabulous from cover to cover, and this book is one of those. An absolute 5 star read!

Editorial Reviews:
“[Sweet Lake] has such a charming small-town vibe and endearing characters that readers will find themselves falling in love with quirky Sweet Lake and hoping for a series. Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber or Nora Roberts’ romances.” —Booklist

“In this uplifting and charming story, each room of the inn is filled with friendship, forgiveness, and love.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Craving a literary trifecta of romance, small town drama and soul searching? That’s exactly what you’ll find in Linnie Wayfair’s life as she tries to restore an inn in Sweet Lake, Ohio to glory—all while navigating affairs of the heart. This is the literary answer to Gilmore Girls withdrawals, and we don’t give that compliment lightly.” —YourTango

“This irresistible dance of expectations and desires will leave every reader remembering why love is so sweet in the first place.” —Popsugar

Sweet Lake is an enchanting story full of lovable characters.” —Redbook

“A delightful read start to finish. Nolfi’s characters are believable, fun, and easy to love. You’ll want to visit the town of Sweet Lake time and again. Highly recommended.” —Bette Lee Crosby, USA Today bestselling author

"Sweet Lake celebrates determination, friendship, and love. Schedule your visit to the Wayfair Inn—Jada's brownies are delectable, and the Sirens are a real treat!" —Grace Greene, author of The Happiness In Between

“Sweet Lake is a sweet read! In her endearing style, Nolfi delivers a cast of quirky characters and a suspense-filled plot in a story you don't want to end!” —Patricia Sands, author of the Love in Provence series

Book Details:

Series: A Sweet Lake Novel (Book 1)
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (February 28, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1503942511
ISBN-13: 978-1503942516

Amazon Link to Purchase

Information about today's reviewer (that's me!) Crystal J. Casavant-Otto:

Crystal is a secretary and musician at her church, babywearing cloth diapering mama (aka crunchy mama), business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Publicist with Dream of Things Publishing, Press Corp teammate for the DairyGirl Network, Unicorn Mom Ambassador, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin with her husband, four young children (Carmen 9, Andre 8, Breccan 3, and Delphine 1), two dogs, two rabbits, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, and over 230 Holsteins.

You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff here, and at WOW! Women on Writing.

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