Dear Gentle Readers,
BLUE LAKE was the first book I published. I wrote BLUE LAKE and BELTERRA at the same time, so I could never decided which came first.
BLUE LAKE was originally titled Belpiccolo but my editor thought it was too ethnic, so we changed it.
Also, the original cover was a beautiful lake in Italy, Lago Maggiore, where some of he action takes place. Although there are islands in the lake, one with the home of the Borromeo princess and her husband, an heir to the Fiat fortune, there are tranquil, isolated spots of pure, calm blueness that inspired BLUE LAKE.
BLUE LAKE has been recently re-edited and reformatted to bring it up to date. Some in the industry warned me against any updating. They said when you go back and read what you wrote in the early years of your writing, you are embarrassed.
Well, I'm from OHIO and it takes a hell of a lot to embarrass one of us! I'll say no more.
BLUE LAKE is the story of two unlikely lovers. They have nothing in common. Age, background culture, occupation, circle of friends, country of citizenship. None of these circles coincide when it comes to Richard, a young handsome British actor and Nicole, a middle-aged widow from Ohio who works in cold storage. And yet, when these two meet, there is something unmistakably magnetic between the two of them.
Can love exist when you have nothing whatsoever in common? People used to say 'Opposites Attract.' Maybe something exotic can draw you to another. But I think you need to have SOMETHING in common for a relationship to grow into something meaningful.
That may be what I think. But Richard and Nicole have other ideas. If you're looking for a clean love story that spans ten years and two continents and a couple of islands, give BLUE LAKE a chance.