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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: LAKE SURRENDER BY CAROL GRACE STRATTON
Ally Cervantes’ life is in the toilet. Her husband has
bailed on their marriage partially due to the fact that he can’t handle being
dad to an autistic son and partly because the passion has died. Ally has to
sell her home in California at a loss and simultaneously loses her job as an
editor for a book publisher. Not sure how else to make it, she takes her Aunt
Nettie up on her offer to come stay with her in Michigan on Lake Surrender.
Even then Ally can’t get a job in the publishing industry and she takes the
only job available, that of camp cook.
As Ally tries to cope with her young son’s autism and
difficult financial circumstances she draws closer to God and begins to have
feelings for the camp director. Stratton doesn’t wave a magic wand and promise
that struggles will go away, but she does give us courage to stay the course
and believe that ultimately good will win out. I give this four out of five