STORY: Love Will Find a Way
Gabriela O’Brien is devoted to the girls at Briarwood Academy—even when their bad behavior earns them an entire summer at a remote campground in Echo Lake, Vermont. When the headmaster assigns Gabi to be their chaperone, how can she refuse? A long, hot summer with neither indoor plumbing nor wireless access might be just what she needs to get her own life in order…right?
Before Briarwood took over Camp Echo, Luke Magellan spent years there helping troubled boys. When four spoiled rich girls and their seemingly uptight den mother show up for the summer, it’s hard to hide his amusement as he watches them tackle the great outdoors. But it’s even tougher to resist the passion he sees in Gabi—especially when he learns about her past, and sees how much she cares about her students. Is this destined to be just a grownup version of a summer-camp romance—or can they find enough in common to build a love for all seasons?
REVIEW: Gabrielle (Gabi) O’Brien, age 29, is the residential director the Briarwood Academy, an elite boarding school for girls. The Headmaster of the school, Priscilla Pritchard, has called Gabi and four of her girls to her office. The girls had been caught pulling some serious stunts, including hot-wiring a car. The Headmaster has decided that instead of the girls being expelled, they are being sent to a place called Camp Echo owned by the school and Gabi must go with the even though she supposed to be leaving for Barbados on vacation.
When they arrive at Camp Echo they meet Luke Magellan and Oliver Black who have run the camp for some time now. Since its purchase by Briarwood Academy, the men are surprised that the school would send anyone there right now as the Camp is run down and needs repairs.
Gabi and the girls are horrified to find that they will have to sleep in a tent and bathe in the cold lake. But Gabi gamely carries on finding way to keep the girls busy and learning things as well.
Luke finds Gabi attractive and they have some good chats. Luke suggests that she may be a bit too easy on the girls and suggests some tougher jobs for them. Although the girls at first balk at the chores that Luke has for them, he is stern and they are soon learning to challenge themselves and take on the jobs.
As the days pass, Luke and Gabi become closer and the girls find a better rapport with one another. But, as they are in the forest, there are dangers around and everyone must be constantly on alert. When an incident happens that frightens them all, they truly learn to come together as a team.
This was a cute book which focuses on young teens who have not had parental guidance in their lives. I think that many readers will find it a great story to read.
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher
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