Will she lose her heart to the intruder who stole her dream? Already a summer retreat for Chicago’s elite, the small town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin wants to promote their greatest asset–the crystal clear waters of Geneva Lake. A new recreational building is almost complete with plans for a grand opening set to take place in a couple months. It is the height of the big-band era and the new ballroom is exactly the final touch the town needs to draw people to their special place. Local girl Meg Alden works for the local paper and aspires to be a reporter–a job only given to men. When the reporter position opens up, she applies, only to be told that Jack Wallace, son of a Chicago newspaper magnate has already been hired. Jack is drawn to Meg and suggests they work together to uncover a local scandal. But how can she work with the man who stole her job and makes her pulse race? Formerly published as Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the content has not changed except for an epilogue at the end.
Meg Walden works as an ad taker for the Lake Geneva News-Tribune, the weekly paper for Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. However, her aspirations were far greater than handling want ads for the News-Tribune. She wants to be a reporter for a large city’s daily paper. So, when a job as reporter opens at the News-Tribune, she quickly applies, knowing she is qualified and sure it will be a great stepping stone to her dreams.
Jack Wallace is the son of Chicago newspaper magnate John Wallace of the Chicago Beacon. Oscar Zimmer, owner of the News-Tribune and John’s friend, hires Jack as the new reporter, thereby dashing Meg’s dream of getting the job as reporter.
I enjoyed Surprised by Love in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Pamela Meyers love for her hometown shines through the entire book. The history of The Riviera and the descriptions of the lakeside homes, along with other tidbits of historical significance, lead you into a fascinating story, not only of romance but also a little bit of intrigue, too.
There were so many details within the story that I enjoyed-sibling rivalry, a young person learning to stretch their wings, along with Biblical insights and guidance. I also learned a new word. I love to learn new words and especially love finding them in stories I enjoy. (In case you were wondering the word was clerestory, which led me to another new word fenestrated.)
Pamela Meyers heartfelt story of life in the early 1930’s in Lake Geneva puts you front and center in the history of that era. Historical fiction lovers will appreciate and delight in the tale of Surprised by Love in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
I received an e-book from the author through The Book Club Network. However, I was not required to write a review.