Author Linda Thorndike’s new book “Splendid Shore” is a riveting tale of passion, marriage, and manipulation in an historic lake community in twentieth century Wisconsin

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Recent release “Splendid Shore” from Page Publishing author Linda Thorndike is a spellbinding story following the life and loves of Cynthia Parkton, a beautiful but calculating woman whose three marriages, two lifelong affairs, and perpetual scheming create a provocative drama that keeps the pages turning until the final chapter.

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Linda Thorndike is an accomplished artist and award-winning photographer who along with her husband is a seasonal resident of a historic lake community in central Wisconsin. She has published her new book “Splendid Shore”: a compelling novel capturing the essence of the heady days of lake living from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Once upon a time, a dazzling, clever woman, Cynthia Parkton, shares a naughty incestuous lifelong relationship with her first cousin, Harden Alden. She also maintains a love affair with her childhood lover, Reginald Haley, throughout her life, including three marriages.

The 1950s setting begins in Wisconsin around a historical romantic lake community. Here young Cynthia, utilizing her beauty and wits, seeks wealth. She intends to marry for it—with or without love, through her first marriage, which ends in rapid divorce after her daughter’s birth.

Her second marriage takes her from the lake to the city Port Michigan. The death of the child from this marriage endows Cynthia a considerable financial settlement to squander. With this divorce pending, she vacations in Mexico and cements her covert affair for marriage with moneyed man Carel Van Kampen of the Dutch Mafia. Manipulating moves by her cousin Harden encourages the situation so he can have her move close to him in Connecticut.

The Lake is the focal location throughout the story. The events there transport the reader from the 1950s to the1980s with laughable and tearful enchantments. Meanwhile, Reginald waits to hold her tanned body next to him. Will he ever have enough money to win her love for only him?

Published by Page Publishing, Linda Thorndike’s engrossing book is an excellent choice for avid romantic fiction readers.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Splendid Shore” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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