Summer at the Lake: **Winner: Award of Excellence"
**Winner, Write Touch Readers' Award"
"Award of Merit--Holt Medallion"
Veteran NY cop, Rick Cooper, heads to his family’s lake house after losing a hostage negotiation, resulting in the death a child. He brings only his dog and his saxophone for company. His agenda includes lots of fishing while figuring out an appropriate career change.
Single mom, Kristin McCarthy hears the sound of the saxophone gliding through the night air…a healing sound for her daughter. She begins a search for the person who can play so beautifully. Her high hopes fall, however, when the musician turns out to be a cop. The police fell short when she and Ashley needed them most. But still…if this cop could make a difference…if he can help Ashley…well, Kristin would do anything for her young daughter.
An attractive widow with a damaged kid are the last people Rick needs in his life, and he tries hard to remain aloof. The ladies, however, knock down his barriers simply by being themselves. Fearful but brave, smart but silly. Before long, warm feelings grow between him and Kristin. Feelings that spark potential for a future together.
However, before Kristin allows herself to dream, Rick must prove he’s a man she and her daughter can trust. Can they count on him forever?
About the Author
It seems to me that I've been writing forever–high school essays which were hung on the classroom wall, short stories which finalled in a national contest, and family memoirs which are my mom's favourite–but none of those sweet successes compared with the thrill of having a novel accepted for publication. Linda's first Superromance, LOVE, MONEY AND AMANDA SHAW, was published in February 2001 while her second, TRUE-BLUE TEXAN, followed five months later. When she's not writing fiction, she teaches GED classes to homeless adults in downtown Houston. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Sociology and an M.S. in Education from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Linda and her husband, Michael, have three grown sons–all gorgeous and single at the moment. "We're looking forward to our oldest son, Andrew's wedding next spring and to welcoming lovely Pauline and four year old Aaron into our family."