Cameo Lake

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Pocket Books, 2001 - Fiction - 271 pages
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The novels of Susan Wilson are rich with stirring conflict and deeply felt emotion. "An empathetic storyteller" "(Publishers Weekly), she delves into the complexities of the human heart to seek the truest meaning of love.

"Cameo Lake

Putting herself first doesn't come easy to Cleo Grayson McCarthy. A loving wife, doting mother, and dutiful daughter-in-law, she has always done her writing on the side, in hours stolen from her "real" life. Now, desperate for the solitude she needs to finish her latest novel, she convinces her husband that she must spend the summer at her best fiend's rustic cottage at Cameo Lake in New Hampshire, out of reach of cell phones and the demands of family and friends.

Even as she immerses herself in her work, Cleo can't help but be aware of the man who lives across the lake. A reclusive composer, Ben Turner is struggling to come to terms with his wife's accident. An outcast, he is regarded with suspicion by the lake community, even accused by some of harming his wife. But at night, Cleo hears his music drifting across the water, and senses she has found a kindred spirit.

As they meet time and again -- often on the raft anchored in the middle of Cameo Lake -- Cleo and Ben begin a satifying friendship suprising in its intimacy and depth. And when a painful betrayal leaves Cleo stunned and adrift, she finds unexpected comfort and absolution in Ben's arms.

But love is never simple, and before Cleo can determine whether to fight for her marriage or seek a future with Ben, she must first know her own heart, and admit truths ling left unsaid. Even as Cleo struggles to come to terms with her own truths, Ben must find a way to face his. Anunforgettable take of the many faces of love, "Cameo Lake is Susan WIilson at her very finest.

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User Review  - Sandi - Goodreads

Good book! Definitely would like to see a sequel. Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Erdmann - Goodreads

Altogether, Cameo Lake by Susan Wilson was an alright book, but this was not my first time reading it. Overall, I have read the book twice and each time I read it I felt like i was reading through ... Read full review


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Susan Wilson lives on Martha's Vineyard with her husband and two daughters. She is currently at work on her next novel.

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