• Best Contemporary Romance Novels

    Summer at the Lake by Linda Barrett

    Flying Solo — single parents, second chances and the power of love…

    Veteran NY cop, Rick Cooper, heads to his family’s lake house after losing a hostage negotiation, resulting in the death a child. He brings only his dog and his saxophone for company. Single mom, Kristin McCarthy hears the sound of the saxophone gliding through the night air…a healing sound for her daughter.

     An attractive widow with a damaged kid are the last people Rick needs in his life, and he tries hard to remain aloof. The ladies, however, knock down his barriers simply by being themselves. Fearful but brave, smart but silly. Before long, warm feelings grow between him and Kristin. Feelings that spark potential for a future together. However, before Kristin allows herself to dream, Rick must prove he’s a man she and her daughter can trust. Can they count on him forever? 

    Awards Linda Barrett has received for this book:

    Award of Excellence, Wisconsin Romance Writers of America
    Write Touch Readers’ Award, Colorado Romance Writers of America
    Award of Merit–Holt Medallion, Virginia Romance Writers