We were stoked to discover that Carley Fortune’s sweet and tender romance novel Meet Me at the Lake will be adapted by Netflix and Archewell Productions – the production company founded by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 

Carley announced this huge news on Instagram yesterday. “Will and Fern’s love story is dear to my heart, and I can’t imagine a more perfect partnership. Writing this book was a tremendous personal challenge, and to see it recognized in this way is truly incredible.” 


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Carley is the #1 NYT bestselling author of the nostalgic tale Every Summer After, and is also known for her award-winning work as a journalist and editor at Refinery29, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Toronto Life. 

Meet Me at the Lake is a summery second chance romance, set in the Muskokas. 

After a chance encounter in their twenties that led to them spending a whirlwind daylong adventure in Toronto, Fern Brookbanks has not been able to stop thinking about Will Baxter. In fact, she’s spent way too much of her adult life thinking about him. The timing was wrong, but the connection was obvious. They shared every dream, every secret, and made a pact to meet a year later. Fern showed up, Will didn’t. 

Now thirty-two, Fern’s life doesn’t look anything like she imagined it would. Instead of living in the city, she’s back home in Muskoka, running her mother’s lakeside resort, something she vowed she would never do. The place is in disarray, her ex-boyfriend is the manager, she’s overwhelmed, and doesn’t even know where to begin. An unexpected lifeline shows up in the form of Will Baxter, rolling into town, suitcase in hand, nine years too late. He may be the only one who understands what Fern is going through, but how can she possibly trust this man, who is so different from the Will she met so long ago? Will is hiding something, and Fern isn’t entirely sure she wants to know what it is. But ten years ago, Will rescued Fern, can she now do the same for him? 

We can’t wait to see this love story unfold on screen. Archewell Productions previously produced the six-part Netflix documentary series Harry & Meghan, a vulnerable and deeply moving look at the clandestine days of the couple’s early courtship and the challenges that led to step back from their full-time roles in the Royal Family.