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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Lakeshore Chronicles have captivated thousands of readers with unforgettable characters, warm humor and engaging stories. Summer at Willow Lake is the story that started it all. Meet Olivia.

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She has won three RITA awards for Lakeside Cottage, Lord of the Night and The Mistress. She has written a number of notable series, including; Lakeshore Chronicles and Bella Vista Chronicles. Библиографические данные. Summer at Willow Lake Lakeshore Chronicles (Книги 1), Susan Wiggs MIRA novel.

Summertime begins with a Susan Wiggs Olivia Bellamy has traded her trendy Manhattan life for a summer renovating her family’s crumbling holiday resort. Tempted by the hazy, nostalgic memories of summers past – childhood innocence and the romance and rivalries of her teens – it’s the perfect place to flee after her broken engagement.

Susan Wiggs, CreatorSusan Wiggs. Meet Olivia, Connor and the families and friends of Willow Lake that make these emotional romances must-reads. Olivia Bellamy reluctantly trades a trendy Manhattan summer for her family’s old resort camp in the Catskills to renovate the bungalow colony for her grandparents, who want one last summer together filled with fun, friends and family.

Susan Wiggs is the author of many beloved bestsellers, including the popular Lakeshore Chronicles series. Summer at Willow Lake. I find Susan Wiggs books very easy to read but keep you interested the whole way through. I have bought others in the series. She has won many awards for her work, including a RITA from Romance Writers of America.

Susan Wiggs's Lakeshore Chronicles series has captivated thousands of readers with its relatable characters .

Susan Wiggs's Lakeshore Chronicles series has captivated thousands of readers with its relatable characters, warm humor and engaging stories. Meet Olivia, Connor and the families and friends of Willow Lake that make these emotional romances a must-read

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Summertime begins with a Susan Wiggs Olivia Bellamy has traded her trendy Manhattan life for a summer renovating her family's crumbling holiday resort. Tempted by the hazy, nostalgic memories of summers past - childhood innocence and the romance and rivalries of her teens - it's the perfect place to flee after her broken engagement. But what began as an escape may just be a new beginning...As Olivia uncovers secrets buried thick with dust, one by one her family return, their lives as frayed at the edges as the resort. Her father and the mystery woman in the tatty black and white photograph. Uncle John, who's trying to be a father again to his teenage kids. Connor Davis, the first love she never forgot. Laughter is ringing around Willow Lake once more. This could be Olivia's summer of a lifetime!i??Perfect for fans of Cathy Kelly

Summer at Willow Lake (The Lakeshore Chronicles) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0778329664

ISBN: 0778329666

Author: Susan Wiggs

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: United States

Language: English

Publisher: Mira; Original edition (July 27, 2010)

ePUB size: 1227 kb

FB2 size: 1334 kb

Rating: 4.6

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So I have been chastised for not warning of spoilers (which I don't get bc so many others do as well) so here is the warning...SPOILERS. This book dragged on and on and on and the only reason I finished it was to be able to write a review with a clear conscience. Sad reason to finish a book I know but there u have it. There were so many characters with so many threads going in sooooo many different directions it was truly difficult to keep up with it all. I figured out the dad's girlfriend from the past and his illegitimate daughter as soon as each one was introduced. The obvious role that Olivia's maternal grandparents played was never resolved re the disappearance of Mariska (nor what happened to her). There was way too much of the going back to the past and coming back to the future going on and frankly I found most of the writing to be somewhat dull and uninspired. I would have liked more of the refurbishment of the summer camp as opposed to all of the characters being thrown about all over the place. I never felt the connection between Olivia and Connor bc they just didn't spend that much time with each other. There was very little flirting, virtually no sexual tension between them until the last of the book, it was just a big fat nothing. I also like to have a clear picture in my head about the characters and the off hand comment about Julian being biracial makes me wonder if Conner is black or if Julian's father was. That was never explained either. Just an offhand comment which I found to be the typical course of this book. Very little of the dialogue seemed to mean anything between them (with the exception of Olivia talking to her niece about her parents divorce). Sometimes I rate books based on what type of a movie and actors would be involved and this would be not a B rated movie but D with lots of rotten tomatoes. This book did get a lot of really good ratings but for me it was a slow, boring slide into oblivion.
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