1. The Heart of Splendid Lake
    Amy Clipston
    Thomas Nelson Fiction / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  1. LoriTheFoxyReviewist
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Charming, inspirational and beautifully written from start to finish
    June 2, 2022
    LoriTheFoxyReviewist
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This was another amazing more than 5 star read from Amy Clipston. The more I read of hers, the more I want to. Another Amy book that I read in two sittings. Could have been one but I didn't want to stay up all night reading.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the characters. I felt like I was at Splendid Lake and was having a friend tell me what had been going on. How sensitively Amy handled the the loss and health issues was brilliant. What a learning experience for some who read this and have never experienced those things in their lives.

    Each contemporary fiction book is so different from Amy's Amish books, which are totally wonderful too and got me hooked on her. Amy has this way of engaging the readers, painting a picture with words and making us want to pack our bags and go to all the wonderful places she is writing about which although fictitious remind us of places we know.

    If you are an Amy fan but haven't read this one yet, it is a must read and must add to your TBR list. If you are new to Amy's books, this is a wonderful introduction and I am sure you will be like most of us who read her...completely drawn in and hooked.

    Thank you Amy Clipston for keeping us enthralled with every word you write, and I cannot wait to read more.
  2. Pumula
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great reading
    February 11, 2022
    Pumula
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    One of my favorite authors. Cannot wait to read her latest book whenever they come out. Really liked The Heart of Splendid Lake.

  3. AlaskanAmy
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Hallmark Style Romance
    December 1, 2021
    AlaskanAmy
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    The Heart of Splendid Lake is not a light hearted book. Brianna loses her father suddenly and is left to deal with the family lodge and her mom who is suffering depression due to loss. She finds out that the lodge is financially struggling and they could lose it. Her mom has a stroke and it looks dire for Brianna as her sisters and fiance are all too busy to help her. She has to turn to her new nemesis Scott Gibson who wants to buy her lodge for help.

    I enjoyed this book, it was my first Amy Clipston novel. She wrote a terrific tale that differs from her usual Amish stories and I look forward to its sequel. If you like Hallmark movies, this is a book for you!
  4. Gretchen Garrison
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Story about grief with some major flaws
    November 24, 2021
    Gretchen Garrison
    Quality: 3
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    wanted to like this book. After all, the cover is amazing. It is set near a small town at a resort. And the plot revolves around family.

    But there was an overriding reason why I could not like it. The main character. Normally I do not put spoilers in my review. But in order to explain my low review, this is what needs to happen.

    Brianna faces the tragic death of her father. That was sad. Grief is hard.

    But at the time, she is engaged to Taylor. He is trying to support her through the process of her loss, especially at the beginning. How does she reward him?

    She flirts with a guy at the bookstore. When that same guy, Scott, shows up at her parent's house, she lets him sit with her in the dark on her parent's chairs after she had "run away from Taylor" because she wanted space. As Scott tries to help her get the resort ready, she spends so much time alone with him. At one point, she asks Taylor for more time to plan their wedding, but then as soon as he leaves, she rushes to her phone when she hears a text notification because she knows it is from Scott. Then she kisses Scott while she is still engaged.

    I get the fact that Brianna and Taylor had been together for awhile. Sometimes high school sweethearts outgrow each other. They weren't married yet. But an engagement is a serious commitment. If she would have let Taylor go near the beginning of the book, it would have been fine. But she kept delaying and kept seeing Scott. They talked about Taylor being jealous, but personally I would not be okay with my husband spending frequent time alone with another woman - that would make me jealous in a proper way.

    Brianna also gets frustrated when no one is around to help her. But her best friend frequently drops everything. Taylor tries as well. She whines when her sisters are not around to help with the resort, but she is the one who wanted to stay. Taylor is busy too, but she never offers to help him. The only one she is helping is her Mom, and that is even done reluctantly.

    This quote sums it up, "She'd told Taylor the truth when she said the breakup was about the two of them. But that didn't mean she didn't have feelings for Scott. If only their shared love for Splendid lake could bring them together again." I felt like I was reading a soap opera.

    There was not a faith element in this book. I was fine with that. The book was basically clean apart from the basically cheating aspect. I can tell that this author must be a good writer as she definitely has written quite a few books that most people seemed to love. Clearly this one rubbed me the wrong way. I read this book through NetGalley, and I am clearly not having a problem expressing my opinions. Final rating: 2.3 stars
  5. Ebos Aifuobhokhan
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    sweet, heartfelt and refreshing.
    October 16, 2021
    Ebos Aifuobhokhan
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I read this book in few hours. I loved every bit of it. The pace of the book was just right.

    The characters were amazing and I loved them. They felt like old friends.

    The chemistry between Brianna and Scott was electric. I loved how they complimented each other, how they teased and loved each other.

    The settings was gorgeous. I wish I could take a vacation there.

    This book really did my heart good.

    Highly recommended if you love a romantic story with a strong sense of family, love and commitment.

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and this is my honest opinion.
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