Welcome to my kick-off tour stop for Carol Grace Stratton’s inspiring novel Lake Surrender. Each day of the tour, be sure to follow #LakeSurrenderTour to see the new stops each day. Today, I will be sharing a bit about the book alongside my review. Read on to find out how Her Journey Ends Where the Lake Begins.
Quicker than you can say “downsized, unemployed, and divorced,” Ally Cervantes finds herself with the Pacific Ocean in her rearview mirror as she and her two children head to Lake Surrender in rural Northern Michigan to live with her aunt. The dry hills of California are a metaphor for her empty soul, but she can’t afford to wallow in self-pity with an autistic son who can’t make eye contact and a precocious twelve-year-old daughter counting on her to get it together.
With no other available jobs, Ally steps through the only open door for employment, working as head cook at a dilapidated Christian camp. Problem is, she doesn’t cook and doesn’t like religious fanatics.
But despite everything, she finds herself strangely hopeful as she learns her journey ends where the lake begins.
*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for sharing my honest opinion*
This author had participated in my Beach Reads Bonanza event in June, after reading about the book during the event I couldn’t wait to get a chance to read it. How intriguing would it be to read about someone who’s not really religious working in a Christian camp? I am happy to let you all know that I was not disappointed.
Carol Grace Stratton has an immense talent for getting into the hearts of her readers and causing you to become emotionally invested in each page. There is nothing quite like a book like that, the story truly takes you places. The perseverance and emotional healing that is portrayed in this book is nothing less than exemplary and I find that a true testimony to the heart Stratton puts into each page. I cannot wait to see on what adventure she takes us on next, because the one thing this book left me needing following the last page was more. A must read!