Cicada Summer by Maureen Leurck. Published by Kensington

Alex Proctor has made her living flipping houses since her divorce, but she’s not one of those flashy TV show type flippers. She takes pride into making each house a home for its new owners. Her newest acquisition is an old house near Geneva Lake, Washington, and it’s seen better days. It’s most recent residents were squirrels and raccoons, but Alex can see beyond the trash and rats to the home this once was and could become again. Of course, as anyone who has ever renovated a home knows, there are always surprises, most of them not happy ones. But Alex makes some lovely discoveries, like beautiful architectural features, and proof of a long ago love affair involving her now elderly neighbor. I loved this story about second chances – for a marriage, for a home. Just imagine all the people old houses have sheltered, the births, the deaths, marriages, wars, celebrations – there’s magic in that and there’s magic in this lovely story


~ by cayocosta72 on June 14, 2017.

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