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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs
The Lakeshore Chronicles have captivated thousands of readers with unforgettable characters, warm humor and engaging stories. Dive into Summer at Willow Lake, the story that started it all!
After breaking up with her fiancée, 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. Camp Kioga brings back old memories of her summers as a teenager, when she was still discovering her passions. The camp is now in disarray, and to her chagrin 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.
Read the Lakeshore Chronicles Series by Susan Wiggs:
Book One: Summer at Willow Lake
Book Two: The Winter Lodge
Book Three: Dockside
Book Four: Snowfall at Willow Lake
Book Five: Fireside
Book Six: Lakeshore Christmas
Book Seven: The Summer Hideaway
Book Eight: Marrying Daisy Bellamy
Book Nine: Return to Willow Lake
Book Ten: Candlelight Christmas
Book Eleven: Starlight on Willow Lake
The latest contemporary from Wiggs (Table for Five) is a quiet, character-based romance set at the Catskills camp that Olivia Bellamy is renovating for her grandparents' 50th anniversary. Helping out is contractor Connor Davis, who initially doesn't recognize Olivia as the girl whose heart he broke a decade before at the very same camp. Now, both hold grudges against the other that hide their insecurities; although he's become successful and sophisticated, Connor believes Olivia's social status puts her out of his league, while Olivia remains buried in her awkward-little-fat-girl memories. The narrative switches off between present-day action and the summers Olivia and Connor spent at Camp Kioga, filling in the spaces of their relationship with each other and with their dysfunctional families. Wiggs's storytelling is heartwarming, but avoids schmaltz, and her chick-lit ready leads seem older than their 20-some years, adding weight to their stories. Happily clutter free no subplots to take attention away from the intelligent, appealing couple this book, first in a series, should appeal to romance and women's fiction readers of any age.