Set in the late 1920's and early 1930's, when flappers were seen and speakeasies were the place to be. Laura Austin is separated from her actor husband, Phillip. During a visit to their home, Willow Pond, their eighteen month old son is kidnapped. Laura's world falls apart and she turns to the one person she has always counted on, Virginia Kingsley. Virginia is Laura's aunt but she's also the owner of a very popular speakeasy. She has underworld connections that might be able to help find her nephew, Todd. Laura and Phillip decide to do an interview in the hopes it will jog someone's memory of seeing something the day of the kidnapping. The reporter chosen is handsome Erich Muller. The moment he meets Laura Austin, Erich is in love. He vows to find out who kidnapped Todd and win Laura Austin over. The journey is not an easy one for anyone connected to Todd. Will he ever come home?
Willow Pond is a very well written story. I loved the time period and all the little details no one considers in a situation like this. Carol Tibaldi did an excellent job of keeping the action going and weaving a love story to melt your heart. You find yourself rooting for the underdog and wanting to help him so much. I enjoyed the underworld connections with mentions of Capone and others. It really lets you know what the time period was like in and honest but sincere way.
There was nothing at all wrong with this book. I felt as if all the bases were covered. Intrigue, romance, fun and a little mystery thrown in for good measure. I highly recommend this one to everyone.
I gave this book 5 out of 5 books because Carol Tibaldi did a exceptional job with a very tender story.