Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):
Tired of their high school teaching jobs and discouraged by their failed attempts at conceiving a child, Mark and Fran Finley decide they need a change in their lives. Abruptly, they leave their friends and family in suburban New Jersey to begin anew as innkeepers on a secluded lake in the Adirondack Mountains. There they muddle through their first season at the inn, serving barely edible dinners to guests, stranding themselves in chest-deep snowdrifts, and somehow, miraculously, amid swarms of ravenous black flies, conceiving a child, a girl they name Nat. Years later, when Mark and Fran are nearing middle age and Nat is a troubled teenager, Mark's life is ripped apart, forever changed, and he must choose between returning to his old home in New Jersey or trying to rebuild what is left of his life and family in the place of his greatest joy and deepest sorrow.
***Many thanks to Net Galley and Syracuse University Press for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***
This insomniac's opinion:
Emotionally driven, quick read about life, love and moving on. It was rather surprising to me that this was written by a man, due to the emotionality of the plot. The characters were believable and likeable.
It skipped forward a bit too quickly for me, almost as if the author was on a mission to complete the plot line. Overall, though, a solid and believable read.
Rating: 3 stars