New Release Book Review: Emma – Lyrebird Lake by Fiona McArthur

I’ve loved this series, but I think this might just be my favourite of the four Lyrebird Lake books, Montana, Misty, Mia, and now Emma.

I remember meeting Emma in book #1 Montana when she was a teenager and pregnant, and now she’s a young woman, a single mother with an 8-year-old daughter, Grace, she’s now a midwife who has avoided the complications of relationships, focused on her daughter’s future and looking after her mother who was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in book #1.

The shadow of Huntington’s disease hanging over her has played a big part in her life and she has put off having the test to see if she is a carrier. I’m not sure what I would do in her case, but I think I’d rather know, than worry and presume I did have it.

When Gianni, a doctor, comes to town to see his friend Angus, who we met in book #3 Mia, Emma’s world is turned upside down when they have an instant connection.

I really liked these two together, I enjoyed Emma’s struggle to stay away from Gianni, while he was determined to make her see they could be something together. Meeting Gianni also brings the issue of the Huntington’s disease to the fore and Emma must decide whether she wants to know or not and what it will mean either way.

Gianni was a gorgeous guy, who had a sad past, and like Emma, he had kept others at arm’s length since his wife passed tragically. But meeting Emma changes everything for him too and it was interesting how differently they both felt about the connection between them and what it could mean for the future.

Once again Fiona McArthur has brought Lyrebird Lake to life and created two characters who deserve to find their one true love.

Whilst this can be read as a standalone, I encourage you to read from book one as they are all lovely romances and the characters reappear throughout.

AWW 2021

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