Saturday, June 7, 2014

Life in Lemon Creek by Kathryn Welch

  • File Size: 448 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (April 27, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

 April 27, 2014

At nearly forty, single career woman Lucy Rye finds herself unexpectedly pregnant with the child she's always wanted by the man she's always loved. There's just one little problem. The man is married to somebody else. Lucy does what any perfectly normal but temporarily insane person would do--disappear. She ends up in a tiny, rural, Midwestern town called Lemon Creek where she finds an eclectic group of friends, romance with a younger man and, finally a sense of family and community. What happens when the baby's father shows up? Will Lucy be able to weave together the disparate threads of her life? How will her new-found friends--and one enemy--affect her future? How will two other Lemon Creek couples find each other?

As the story unfolds with a lot of humor and a touch of angst, Lucy takes the residents, and eventually the town itself, into her heart.

Life in Lemon Creek by Kathryn Welch shares the story of Lucy Rye. Lucy fell in love with a married man and dated him for years, holding onto the promise that someday he would leave his wife. When she winds up pregnant she decides that it's time to leave her job and just disappear. She finds herself in the tiny town of  Lemon Creek, a place where everyone knows everyone else's business,and strangers don't remain strangers for long. Lucy finds herself embraced by the people of the town making new friends and even a new love interest, James Lee Colton, who just happens to be several years younger than she is. Her newfound happiness is short lived though when the babies father shows up wanting to be a part of the child's life. Will Lucy be able to hold on to her new found happiness? 

The small town feel of this story drew me in immediately, Kathryn Welch's descriptions of Lemon Creek and its residents allowed me to feel as if I had stepped right into the town, meeting the people she met, making the friends she made.  Lucy was a  well fleshed character, very realistic and so easy to relate too. Becoming pregnant was the catalyst she needed to make a change, and honestly Lemon Creek was the perfect place to land! James Lee was a dreamboat of a lead man, and the romance that develops between he and Lucy was so sweet, and truthfully she was the only one struggling with the age issue. Several secondary characters and a couple of additional romances in the story kept the plot moving at a brisk pace. I found the historical information about the town to be quite interesting and the letters that were discovered in New York left me wishing that the author might explore Claudia's story further in another book. Life In Lemon Creek is a story of relationships and romance, a true gem of a story that provides a wonderful small town setting with characters that became near and dear to my heart. I only hope that Life In Lemon Creek is the first in a series because I would love to reconnect with the characters and the town! 

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