Friday, March 29, 2013

RE:View | Love Finds You in Lake Geneva Wisconsin by Pamela S. Meyers

I have a confession to make. I love historical novels with one exception...westerns.  Not really sure why, and it's not a rule, just most of the time I'll skip a western in favor of something different.

Anyway, back to historical novels...

I enjoy reading for the very reason that you are able to step into someones shoes and get a view from their world. As I've mentioned before, a happy ending is usually important (check out my post about this here and here) but reading something completely different than what I'm used to excites me and makes my imagination tingle! For that very reason, sinking into a different time period is sometimes just what I need.  I'd love to share a little bit about a fantastic book I received to review from Pamela S. Meyers and Summerside Press.

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Set in 1933 with the onset of the Great Depression and the imminent end to Prohibition, Love Finds You in Lake Geneva Wisconsin by Pamela S. Meyers is a fantastic look into the lives of Meg Alden and Jack Wallace.

Meg sees her position at the local news paper as a stepping stone to something greater.  In a world where women haven't been welcomed into the reporting world, she's aspiring to a job she shouldn't have.  Her boss, Mr. Zimmer, is adamant that women should stick to writing society news.  When a reporting job in her office opens up, Meg is disappointed to see that Mr. Zimmer has hired someone from out of town to take the position rather than promote her.

Handsome and talented Jack Wallace enters the picture and Meg fights her disappointment that's quickly turning into a growing attraction to his lopsided grin and easygoing nature.  Jack needs the experience of a small-town weekly (a newspaper that puts out weekly editions, not daily papers) but Meg may be a distraction he wasn't looking for.

I was immediately caught up in Megs story because I know how it feels to be called to something you're not sure you can attain. Meg desires a reporting job so badly but is constantly passed by because she is a woman. She also finds her trust in God waning when she can't see how her future will pan out - something I also can relate to.

As the novel came to a close I found myself extremely satisfied with how it all worked out. I wont spoil it here of course, but I'd highly encourage you to get your own copy of Love Finds You in Lake Geneva Wisconsin so you too can enjoy the rich description of Lake Geneva in all its 1930's charm.

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I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.