Meet Me at the Lake Read-Alikes
It’s a love story with a very happy ending! Just announced this week, Netflix and the non-profit production company owned by Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, Archwell Productions, scooped up the screen rights for Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune. It’s a thrilling coup for this Toronto-based bestselling author of Every Summer After.
The blockbuster novel takes place in Toronto and Muskoka cottage country. It's a heart-warming and hopeful second-chance contemporary romance. The story moves between past and present, reuniting Fern and Will after a decade-long separation following an unforgettable one-day summertime adventure. Life happens in the meantime, and their paths cross again under particularly challenging circumstances.
While you’re waiting to read (and watch!) Will and Fern’s love story, pick up one of these read-alike novels suggested by NoveList Plus.
While You're Waiting, Try...
Ghosted by Rosie Walsh
Imagine you meet a man, spend six glorious days together, and fall in love. And it's mutual: you've never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call. Your friends tell you to forget him, but you know they're wrong: something must have happened; there must be a reason for his silence. What do you do when you finally discover you're right? That there is a reason—and that reason is the one thing you didn't share with each other? The truth.
The Suite Spot by Trish Doller
Rachel Beck has hit a brick wall. She's a single mom, still living at home and trying to keep a dying relationship alive. But when she's fired for something she didn't do, she impulsively packs her bags and moves across the country with her daughter to manage a brewery hotel on an island in Lake Erie. What she finds on Kelleys Island is Mason, a handsome, moody man who knows everything about brewing beer and nothing about running a hotel. Especially one that's barely more than foundation and studs. It's not the job Rachel was looking for, but Mason offers her a chance to help build a hotel—and rebuild her own life—from the ground up.
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Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
Macy has decided to settle for marriage to an older, financially secure man, keeping her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot—the first and only love of her life—her carefully constructed bubble begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy's entire world—growing from her best friend into the man who broke her heart on the very night he declared his love for her. Strangers until their chance reunion a decade later, and with memories obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, can they overcome the past and revive the possibility of an all-consuming love?
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Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan
Sam's life is on track. She has the perfect fiancé, a great job, and is about to tour a wedding venue near her family's Long Island beach house. Everything should go to plan, yet the minute she arrives, Sam senses something is off. Wyatt is here. Her Wyatt. But there's no reason for a thirty-year-old engaged woman to feel panicked around the guy who broke her heart when she was seventeen. Yet being back at this beach, Sam remembers who she used to be, and as Wyatt reenters her life their connection is as undeniable as it always was.
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Happy Place by Emily Henry
Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple since they met in college. Except, now—for reasons they're still not discussing—they don't. They broke up five months ago. And still haven't told their best friends. Which is how they find themselves sharing a bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend group's yearly getaway for the last decade. Only this year, Harriet and Wyn are lying through their teeth while trying not to notice how desperately they still want each other. Because the cottage is for sale and this is the last week they'll all have together in this place. They can't stand to break their friends' hearts, so they'll play their usual parts. It's a flawless plan, sort of.
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The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak
Eighteen months ago, Autumn's husband went missing. Her desperate search has yielded no answers, and she can't imagine moving forward without him. But for the sake of their two teenage children, she has to try. She takes her kids home for the summer to the charming beachside town where she was raised. Working alongside her mother and aunt at their bookshop, she learns that her daughter is facing a huge life change, and her mother has been hiding a terrible secret for years. And when she runs into the boy who stole her heart in high school, old feelings start to bubble up again. Is she free to love him, or should she hold out hope for her husband's return?
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