The Great Divide, Janet Goss

19 July, 2013

Can One Summer Change Your Life Forever?

For the p51-z0Ui5AZL._AA160_ast ten years, Vera Van Loon has been beating the city heat at her friend’s idyllic lakeside guest cabin. There, she’s Aunt Loony to Kit Garrett’s teenagers, a kayaker instead of a straphanger—and a million miles away from the complications of “real” life in Manhattan.

If only she didn’t have to alternate weekends with one of the Garretts’ relatives, everything would be perfect—until she discovers the truth: “Uncle” Cyrus is hardly the man she thought he was. He’s just her type, wildly appealing—and a worthy Scrabble opponent. All of a sudden, everything is perfect…until Labor Day. Because Cyrus prefers the rural life, and Vera could never give up New York.

Back in town, a chance encounter with a seductive local convinces her she’s where she belongs—but Cyrus has other ideas. With choices, and crises, coming from all directions, it’s time for Vera to make a life-or-life decision that will be anything but a day at the beach.

“Quirky, snarky and surprising, Goss’ belated coming-of-age story is a well-plotted and rewarding read… Readers will be immersed in the effortlessly detailed worlds of city and country and drawn in further by Goss’ colorful cast of characters and the ties that bind them all together.”—Romantic Times