Love Shadows

The Shores of Indian Lake

Romance - Contemporary
201 Pages
Reviewed on 05/23/2014
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Author Biography

Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, “Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart”, Chocolate for a Woman’s Spirit”. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over a dozen languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available in E-books on and Barnes and Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her Vietnam war-based novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine and also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference. Cedar Fort, Inc. published the third book of angelic interventions, Angel Tales. Angel Watch and Divine Nudges, the first two books in Lanigan’s Angel Watch series of books about divine intervention in human life, were published by HCI. Allworth Press released Lanigan’s “how-to” book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel. Ms. Lanigan’s first Young Adult Adventure novel, The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute.
was published by Cedar Fort.
Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts.
April, 2014 will see Lanigan’s return to romance with HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING’S publication of LOVE SHADOWS, the first in Lanigan’s “Shores of Indian Lake Series”. HEART’S DESIRE will also be published in 2014. Lanigan is working on the next three novels in her Indian Lake series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING.
Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. Visit her at, on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

Love Shadows by Catherine Lanigan is the latest in the Shores of Indian Lake series and it is a real heart-warmer. We meet Sarah who is stinging from the untimely death of her mother. Sarah had a high-powered job in the city but had returned to her family home to care for her terminally ill mother. Following her mother's death, she has no direction and she is failing at her job. She is asked to take leave to try to collect herself in lieu of being terminated. Sarah has an unfortunate incident with her terminally-friendly dog and that brings her into contact with Luke Bosworth. Luke has been widowed for two years and he is now the bitter caretaker of his two young children. Despite the supportive efforts of the children and friends in the small community, Luke has resisted moving past his grief and anger.

When the local church falls into disrepair, Love Shadows begins to take root and grow. Sarah becomes invested in the renovation and Luke is forced into decisions which are uncomfortable and, yet, they have the promise to move him from the trench of grief he has dug. Luke's character is a true portrayal of many who get stuck in the grieving process. And yet, the reader can see beyond the anger to a very decent and responsible man. Sarah is just feisty enough to stay the course. She is a sweet character who grows into herself as the plot progresses. Not a big fan of romance, I found this story to be enchanting and intriguing because of Lanigan's strong characterization. Whether you need a beach read or a tune-up on basic human emotions, you'll really enjoy this one!