Lakeside Family - Lisa Jordan
Released August 2012
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
Almost 10 years after giving birth to her daughter, Josie Peretti must track down the child's father. It's not an easy task knowing he wanted nothing to do with them, but Hannah has leukemia and none of Josie's family is a match for a bone marrow transplant. She just wants Nick to get tested and move on, and becomes increasingly frustrated when he makes it clear he plans to be part of their lives.
Nick Brennan never knew he had a daughter. His mother kept him from ever knowing. He's missed the first 10 years of Hannah's life and he will not let that happen again, even if Josie is trying her hardest to keep him at arms length. He only hopes he has the strength and patience to turn Josie around.
Lakeside Family is a tender Christian romance from Harlequin's Love Inspired line. It can get a little preachy at times, especially as Nick and Josie try to overcome past hurt. Despite that, their love for one another is so sweet and so touching that it's hard not to get lost in their story.
If you want a gentle romance that's packed with emotion and characters you'll love, you can't go wrong with Lakeside Family. This is apparently part of a series, and I can't wait to find the previous title, Lakeside Reunion, where Josie is first introduced.