Daily Review: The Season of Silver Linings by Christine Nolfi
November 17, 2018
The importance of family, friends, kindness, communication, love, and hope.
She can’t change what’s come before. But letting go could bring healing—and the rare love that comes once in a lifetime.
When Ohio pastry chef Jada Brooks and her two best friends restored the glorious Wayfair Inn, it was a boon to Sweet Lake—and to their own lives. Now Linnie and Cat are focused on private matters: one engaged, the other swept up in newlywed bliss. Jada has also begun looking to the future by dating widower Philip Kettering and forging a sudden, sweet bond with his six-year-old daughter.
But the past isn’t finished with Jada. When a curious guest checks into the Wayfair, her delving questions stir Jada’s guilt about the heartbreaking events that scarred the town seven years ago. The risks Jada must take by revealing the truth will test every assumption she’s made about the meaning of family and the magic of enduring love.
By Becky F
The Season of Silver Linings, a Sweet Lake Novel by Christine Nolfi is one of her best works yet. That says a lot because the first two books in this series are dynamic. Nolfi works her magic as she brings in one of my favorite groups – the Sweet Lake Sirens.
They have and always will hold a special place in my heart. I love their humor, their distinct personalities, their meddling and how they weave the wonderful energies of life into the world of those individuals they view as needing their particular style of help.
As always there is a good balance between the characters, the background of the story, and the intricate actions and emotions that carry the story forward. Nolfi has such a beautiful gift of storytelling which pulls the reader into a world so full of life; we forget it is just that – a story.
I felt I was living at the Wayfair Inn, or working there. Cat, Linnie, and Jada were my friends. Book three is about Jada and her growth as she works through some deep-seated feelings. The drama had me holding my breath, the humor had me laughing out loud (even while sitting in a doctor’s office), and the twist kept me reading through the night.
Nolfi’s attention to the small details, in my opinion as an avid reader, is what places her at the top of her profession. This book, this series should be a Hallmark Channel Movie Special. It is that good.
The Season of Silver Linings by Christine Nolfi is an entertaining, enjoyable, charming and delightful novel. This is the third book in the Sweet Lake Series and although I suggest you read the other novels, this can be a stand-alone.
I love the way that Christine Nolfi writes about diversity and uses vivid descriptions of the landscape and colorful cast of characters. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance and Suspense.
The story mostly takes place in the Wayfair Inn in Sweet Lake. The timeline of the story is in the present and goes to the past only when it pertains to the events or characters in the story.
Christine Nolfi describes her diverse and colorful cast of characters as mostly likable, quirky, and fun-loving. Some characters are more complex.
I love the Sirens, a group of older women that have been in all three novels. In this novel, Jada is the only single one of the trio of co-owners of The Wayfair Inn. Cat is married, and Linny is a nervous bride to be.
Jada is an amazing pastry chef and has the added responsibility of running the Inn, with all the festivities going on. Several of the Sirens have had the same dream about Jada, and it looks like Jada will have to deal with the past, to enjoy her present life. Janie has also taken on the responsibility of helping Philip Kettering and his adorable, yet precocious 6-year-old daughter Fancy.
One of the guests is showing an unusual interest in Jada and seems to be looking for information. Can Jada move on from the past and find her own happiness?
I appreciate the way the author mentions the importance of family, friends, kindness, communication, love and hope.
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