3rd book in The Lakeside chronicles, This in Nina and Greg's story, you also catch up on Daisy (still pregnant) and guess who is getting married? Olivia and Conner. Once again Susan Wiggs has given us a great summer read! I cannot wait for feb 2008 for the 4th book Snowfall at willow lake!
Nina Romano, single mom and ex-mayor of Avalon, is just a bank loan away from realizing her lifelong dream: restoring the Inn at Willow Lake, a historic lodge once owned by the wealthy Bellamy family, and turning it into an elegant retreat. Then she finds that Greg Bellamy has beat her to the punch. Greg and Nina have been sparring since the night Greg decked the West Point cadet who had gotten her pregnant at age 15. Now, nearly 20 years later, Greg is the divorced dad of his own pregnant teen. Predictably, Greg is clueless when it comes to running a hotel, and the only person in town qualified to act as general managerâNinaârefuses to take the position. Wiggs's uncomplicated stories are rich with life lessons, nod-along moments and characters with whom readers can easily relate. Delightful and wise
I like the way Susan Biggs tells a story. Telling the present situation and then going back to the past and filling in the details that brought the story to this point. Love history anyway but it is fun to read about the history of the characters too.
For those of you who have never read Susan Wiggs, know that she takes her time with a story. She also goes back and forth between time and no one is really the bad guy. Just different perceptions. There are also no detailed loved scenes, just hints of what happened.
I really enjoyed this one. I actually read Sophie and Daisy's books first. So going back I discovered that I liked Nina here so much more than the way Sophie saw her in her book. In a way this was kind of a rekindled of a lost love or potential love type of story. Right place at a wrong time until later on when it finally becomes the right time for both. Nina and Greg together was fun. I also loved the friendship between Nina and Jenny.
Even though this is part of a series, you really don't have to read them in order. Wiggs gives you enough information to get you along. Great, easy read.
This was good, a warm happy book, it makes you feel very good after reading. You feel like the people deserve the endings they got, and you feel very involved with the characters by the time the book ends.
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So far, I have really enjoyed the entire "Lakeshore Chronicles" series by Susan Wiggs. Her ability to invent characters that are real and believable and her talent for giving details into the history of those characters makes you feel that you are part of the story.
The third in the Lakeside Chronicles was the story of Greg and Nina, both past and present. They'd loved each other subconsciously for most of the lives but it wasn't until Greg returned to Willow Lake after his divorce that they acted on it consciously. This was a very good book, with a sweet love story and I enjoy Susan Wiggs's writing.
This is book 3 of Wiggs' "The Lakeshore Chronicles," but you don't really need to read the first two. Nina Romano's daughter is ready to leave the nest and Nina is ready for her life to begin again. For starters, she is eager to run the Inn at Willow Lake, a lifelong dream she has had. However, she has not counted on Greg Bellamy, a man she has known and been intrigued by since childhood, buying the inn. Nina is challenged to work with Greg and reconcile her feelings for him.
I love every one of these books in the lakeshore chronicles series.with believable characters, that I want to be friends with. Romance the way it should be told. no major sex scenes to cloud up the story, just love with its journey through life, good & bad times. highly recommend.
This installment in the Lakeshore Chronicles seemed to get off to a slower start than the previous two. I didn't immediately feel the connection between Nina and Greg. A catch-22 of this series is that Wiggs brings you up to date on multiple characters in the small town of Avalon which is great, but that often detracts from the "main" love story of the novel. Overall, I enjoyed the book, but not my favorite of the series.
I just finished this book and loved it. I read Lakeshore Christmas first which I also loved and had to go back and read Dockside which I already had but hadn't gotten to. Now I have to go back and read all of the others in the series.
Book 3 of the Lakeside Chronicles is the story of Nina and Greg. Very good story. Keeps you up to date with previous characters from previous books while introducing new characters. Liking this series a lot.