What would you do if the love of your life was taken from you? For thirty-two year-old Audrey Douglas it means waking each day to a life filled with challenges and choices - some as fundamental as the conscious decision to continue breathing and others that are heart wrenchingly complex. Although widowed for well over a year, one such decision continues to haunt Audrey. ShWhat would you do if the love of your life was taken from you? For thirty-two year-old Audrey Douglas it means waking each day to a life filled with challenges and choices - some as fundamental as the conscious decision to continue breathing and others that are heart wrenchingly complex. Although widowed for well over a year, one such decision continues to haunt Audrey. Should she put their memory filled New Hampshire cabin up for sale and avoid the painful reminders of lost happiness - or keep it and risk resurrecting grief she has fought desperately to overcome? Either way, she must return to Loon Cove. But while en route to the cabin, a bull moose meanders into her path and sends her SUV careening down a steep embankment. Only the efforts of astute Fish and Game officer Ben Tanner stand between her and certain disaster. Her brush with death is transforming. Does her renewed desire to embrace life stem from the affection of her North Country friends - or just one Fish and Game officer in particular? Regardless, love rather than grief will guide her decision when she realizes that although she can never change the past, she can shape the future - a future that may begin, rather than end on Loon Cove....
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Loon Cove Reviews
Three words: read the prologue. Thirty-two-year old Audrey Douglas lost her husband in a work-related accident eighteen months prior to the opening of the story. With his death, most of her hopes and dreams were wiped out. She was coping as best as she could and decided it was time to visit their vacation home in New Hampshire. She was going to decide if she would put the cabin up for sale. On the way there with her husband's faithful dog at her side, a bull moose pulled out in front of her vehicle. Unconscious and injured, Fish and Game officer Ben Tanner was one of two men that would save them. Ben was a divorcée that had moved from Minnesota to New Hampshire for two reasons. He wanted to get away from the fumes of a bad marriage and to assist his elderly grandfather. He had spent some happy summers during his childhood in this area and had great memories. He was hired on by the state and settled into a pattern. Poachers, bears and Yankee intuition were a few of the threads that centered this CR/mystery. Audrey thought of Ben as a friend -at least that's what she kept telling herself- and Ben wanted something more than simply companionship. Her skills as a reporter (a few times it almost got her in trouble) and Ben's common-sense know-how drove the plot. The mystery came in the form of a poacher illegally killing bears. The puzzle begged for the answer: who did the man work for and why bears? What was the reason?There were a few moments that I had to get used to the odd mannerisms and some curt words but I believe it was a vernacular issue with that area of the United States. I enjoyed the wonderfully refreshing setting of New Hampshire. I also liked Audrey's 'adoptive' parents/friends, Seamus and Gillian. And their cows, goats and the lady's homemade cinnamon soap. The romance followed along but at a much slower pace. The suspense was light and the plot was well-thought. This was Ms. Lord's debut and I felt she had a strong grasp of the area and an interesting set-up. I was eager to see what other stories she had written; unfortunately, this was the only one. :-((*Not surprisingly, there was a message at the end of the story explaining that the author made note that some of the scenes were adaptions of actual events. She and her husband currently live in New Hampshire and her late father was a Forest Service employee and huntsman when she was a young girl.*
Loon Cove is a wonderful novel about a womans bravery and obstacales in her attempt to move on with life after a loss.Set in the New Hampshire North Country,this exquisitley told story has mystery,romance and adventure.This heartfelt tale is filled with warm and interesting characters I fell in love with.I highly recommend it!
Sweet book that echoes the lifestyle of many locals in VT & NH.