The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton
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The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton book stressing on the significance of family, relationships, and love in life. Sara Jenkins receives a phone call from her grandmother’s lawyer and she expects the bad news. Her grandmother Margaret Van Buren was her last family member, after the tragic death of her parents. She returns to the home she grew in- The Hideaway.
The Hideaway is her grandmother’s Bed and Breakfast (B&B) in Sweet Bay, Alabama. Sara plans to quickly settle the matter and return back to her busy life in New Orleans. Sara has a thriving antique shop in New Orleans and is completely occupied with it.
Sara learns that her grandmother has willed the Hideaway to her and asked her to renovate it. Sara hires a local contractor to start the renovation work. She starts adjusting to the life in Alabama and begins liking it. The Hideaway is now home to four people whom Margaret called her family. They also love Sara immensely as their own family member. Sara feels pangs of guilt.
She was always embarrassed by her grandmother but now after her demise, she regrets not having visited her often enough. Sara also realizes that she is falling in love during her stay at the Hideaway. Margaret left a box which Sara discovers which contains clues to a life which she never associated with her grandmother. A greedy land developer threatens to seize the Hideaway. When it happens, Sara is left with a choice of fighting for the people she has started loving as her family or to leave them and return back to New Orleans.
The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton is a nicely written book full of love and romance. The journey which Sara goes through to discover Margaret’s life is very well depicted by the author. The author has very nicely captured the guilt and remorse which Sara goes through for not spending time with her grandmother during her stay at the Hideaway.
The characters are well developed and fleshed by the author and the readers will develop a bonding with them. The novel will take the readers on a roller coaster ride of emotions. This is a beautifully written novel and is a recommended read.