LORI KNOWLES

Editor * Writer * Content Creator

Summers with Miss Elizabeth - book cover

“For dock lovers and daydreamers.”
—Wendie Donabie, Muskoka Artist

Summers with Miss Elizabeth

A summer tragedy. 

The secrets it unravels. 

A heartwarming, heartbreaking reunion 15 years later. 
More than a decade after tragedy strikes, Colin Montgomery returns to the Wynward’s Muskoka cottage to spend one last summer with the marvelous Miss Elizabeth. As a child he was saved by the Wynward family. Ultimately it’s Colin who saves the Wynwards.

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One wealthy family.

One beautiful cottage.

Many summers of secrets.

Shy, orphaned Colin Montgomery appears to finally have it all: an ivy-league education, a century-old, lakeside cottage in Muskoka, and a benefactor in the marvelous “Miss Elizabeth” Wynward, the shrewd, champagne-swilling mistress of Pittsburgh’s Wynward Steel. 

Colin spends idyllic summers of the 1970s alongside spirited yet troubled Wynward grandchildren. They swim, they sail, they fall in love, they ride in glossy wooden launches. But when tragedy strikes the Wynwards are ripped away from the lake, away from each other. Fifteen years later, with the grand lady’s health failing, it’s up to Colin to bring them together. With help from old family photographs, he must take on the charming force that is Miss Elizabeth to unravel family secrets and uncover what really happened.

By welcoming him into the family as a child, the Wynwards to rescue Colin. Ultimately it’s Colin who rescues the Wynwards.

Meet Lori

Lori Knowles is an author, journalist, magazine editor, and a lover of white snow, blue water, and beautiful words. Follow her on Instagram @loriknowles_author.  On Substack read LORI’S STORIES.