We were thrilled to catch up with author, Christine Nolfi, Tuesday as part of Lake Union Publishing Author’s Twitter Party. Christine along with over 3 dozen Lake Union Authors were tweeting away about what’s up with their careers and we were able to get some dish. Well, actually, not too much. But, we were able to learn she’s hard at work on the third book in her new, “Sweet Lake” series being published by Lake Union. Here’s a peek at part one, SWEET LAKE which has recently been published.
Enduring female friendships. Small-town second chances.
Fair or not, everyone in Sweet Lake, Ohio is counting on Linnie Wayfair to single-handedly turn the town around. They’re expecting Linnie to tap into her business know-how and make Sweet Lake once again, a must stop for tourists visiting Ohio. Of course, none of them seem to be worried about all the pressure that’s putting on her.
It doesn’t seem to matter that she’s already managed to keep the family’s Inn barely in the black for the past seven years, after her good for nothing brother, Freddie took off with the Wayfair largesse to make it in Hollywood! Well, now after falling flat on his face, Freddie’s back and mom and dad expect Linnie to forgive and forget, while giving the Inn and town the TLC it needs. Then of course, there are the loveable, busy-body Sweet Lake Sirens, who believe a lady can’t be all work and no play, so they’re pushing for Linnie to open not only the inn, but her heart. At the same time, her BFFs, Jada and Cat, who should be helping her deal with everything else are lobbying for her to reignite a romance with Daniel Kettering – a very sexy lawyer who wants nothing more than to swoop in and save Linnie by making her his Mrs., something he’s wanted for years. Well, her head is about to explode …
And that might just be a good thing, because something totally unexpected happens that opens old wounds pushing Linnie closer to the edge of sanity, but then again, it just might be a blessing in disguise. It’s something she’s really wanted all along and if she’d stopped long enough she may have realized sooner.
While reading SWEET LAKE I was reminded of THE YA YA SISTERHOOD … SWEET LAKE is a Midwest take on the southern bestseller. It’s a funny, feel good-novel filled with quirky, eccentric women and delightful stories. You just can’t wait to read what happens next.
Christine’s the middle child of six kids raised in Cleveland, Ohio during the psychedelic 60s. Her late mother swore she taught herself to read at the age of two. While this claim stands unsubstantiated, she says she spent most of her childhood toting a book in one hand, and pen and paper in the other. She’s been writing ever since.
In 2004, she made the decision to start writing fiction full-time. The five books in the award-winning Liberty Series have all reached bestseller status, and are “highly recommended” by The Midwest Book Review. She’s also begun releasing the Heavenscribe series, and have several other works as well.
She believes all the years of hard work have paid off in the daily sweet notes, comments and reviews she receives from readers. You can connect with Christine on Facebook, her website http://www.christinenolfi.com and twitter @christinenolfi
Thanks to @BookSparks and Lake Union Publishing we have TWO COPIES of SWEET LAKE to giveaway. Just tell us about what you love best to do with your girlfriends. We’ll announce winners Monday.
And we’ll be looking forward to book two in Christine’s, “Sweet Lake Series” coming up in July. Can’t wait to catch up with the girls!