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Reader Review: I started off reading this series with the newest book... Lakeshore Christmas. I love Christmas novels so I picked that book at random never reading anything by the author before... Well needless to say I loved that book.. so I wanted more. I went to the authors website and saw that this was the 1st book to the series and thought well I'll give it a chance! I loved it! The small town relationships. The nostalgic feeling of summer camp! It was an amazing read... The author makes you feel like you are there... experiencing everything with the character. What a great read! I will definetly be reading the rest of the series!
Real estate expert Olivia Bellamy reluctantly trades a trendy Manhattan summer for her family's old resort camp in the Catskills, where her primary task will be renovating the bungalow colongy for her grandparents, who want one last summer together filled with fun, friends and family. A posh resort in its heyday, the camp is now in disarray and Olivia is forced to hire contractor Connor Davis--a still-smoldering flame from her own summers at camp.
But as the days grow warm, not even the inviting blue waters of Willow Lake can cool the passions flaring or keep shocking secrets at bay. The nostalgic joy of summers past breathes new promise into a special place and people...a promise meant to last long after the season ends.
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|Title of eBook: Summer at Willow Lake||Series: The Lakeshore Chronicles, , #2|
|Release Date: 06-15-2012|
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|Publisher: MIRA||Store Sales Rank: 12740|
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Summer at Willow Lake
"Lolly." The tall, lanky boy hiking up the trail behind her spoke for the first time since they left base camp. "What the hell kind of name is Lolly?"
"The kind that's stenciled on the back of my shirt," she said, flipping a brown pigtail over one shoulder. To her dismay, she felt herself blushing. Cripes, he was just a dumb boy, and all he'd done was ask her a simple question.
Wrong, she thought, hearing a game-show buzz in her head. He was pretty much the cutest boy in Eagle Lodge, the twelve-to-fourteens. And it hadn't been a question so much as a smart remark designed to rattle her. Plus, he said hell. Lolly would never admit it, but she didn't like swearing. Whenever she tried saying a swearword herself, she always stammered and blushed, and everyone could instantly see how uncool she was. "Got it," the kid muttered, and as soon as the trail curved around a bend, he passed her with a rude muttering that was probably meant to be an "Excuse me." He trudged on, whistling an old Talking Heads tune without missing a note.
They were doing a pairs hike, the first activity of the season. It was designed to familiarize them with the camp layout, and with another camper. They had been paired up as they'd gotten off the bus, while their duffel bags and belongings were being sorted and taken to their cabins. She had wound up with the lanky boy because they had both been last to dis-embark. She had folded her arms across her chest and sniffed, "I'm your new best friend."
He'd taken one look at her and shrugged, saying with an air of false nobility, "Barkis is willing."
The show-off. Lolly had pretended not to be impressed to hear him quoting from David...
Title: Summer at Willow Lake
Average Customer Review:
Number of Comments: 3 Rating(s) 3 Review(s)
2 of 4 people found the following eBook Review Helpful
Too much description, not enough story.
April 4, 2010
Reviewer: A reader from Canberra, AU
Susan Wiggs was recommended as a similar read to Robyn Carr. Her Lakeshore Chronicles has been likened to Carrâs Virgin River series.
One thing Wiggs does better is put the focus in the right place. I like her focus more than Carrâs. But Wiggs does not have Carrâs easy writing voice. She is very wordy, and the description just went on and on, while the plot was very, very thin.
I know that the character of Daisy goes on to feature in many other books in this series, but I didnât need her to hijack this one. Iâm not particularly interested in reading about teenagers â if I was Iâd be reading a young adult book. I hate when an author plays favourites, because it means all the others suffer as a consequence.
I did love the character of Olivia very much. Her development was at times heartbreaking. Connor was well-written, his thoughts and dialogue believable, but he was perhaps a little blander. All the same, I liked these two.
Another thing that detracted from my interest in this book was how choppy it was. The story jumped all over the place. There was also too much set-up for future books, and not enough plot to carry this book.
I am continuing on in this series, and forcing myself to read in order even though the excerpts Iâve read of later books donât all hold my interest.
I believe that â like Virgin River â I am going to find things to enjoy in this series in amongst all the stuff I donât. This book definitely could have been better edited and it would have been a more satisfying story.
November 13, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Friedens, PA US
I started off reading this series with the newest book... Lakeshore Christmas. I love Christmas novels so I picked that book at random never reading anything by the author before... Well needless to say I loved that book.. so I wanted more. I went to the authors website and saw that this was the 1st book to the series and thought well I'll give it a chance! I loved it! The small town relationships. The nostalgic feeling of summer camp! It was an amazing read... The author makes you feel like you are there... experiencing everything with the character. What a great read! I will definetly be reading the rest of the series!
characters with depth
July 2, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from Singapore
Susan Wiggs is one of my favorite authors as she writes heartwarming stories and her characters of usually with depth. A lot of romance stories nowadays focuses a lot on the love scenes and leaves out the other emotions of the characters. However Susan focuses a lot on the emotional aspects of the characters and brings out story very well. I love small town stories and stories that are intertwine with family. If you are like me, you'll enjoy this book too.
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