This is the 4th "Lakeshore Chronicles" book. Having read the other 3, I was a bit apprehensive in reading Sophie Bellamy's story. She was the ex-wife who virtually abandoned her kids. But Wiggs does a nice job of explaining the importance of Sophie's work and then the necessity of her moving to Avalon to be with her kids after she is taken hostage in Holland. Here is a nice romance which works through the problems of differences in life style, age differences and issues about family and children. I enjoyed this book lot!
Sophie Bellamy has been protrayed in the earlier stories as the former wife & absentee mother - and I'm sure I had a rather poor impression of her character. Although it seemed as if Sophie was a selfish, career-driven woman, this story peels away the layers and reveals the real woman. Although it takes a life-threatening event to bring Sophie back to her family and discovery of her real values in life, she is actually a brave, caring woman. Her love interest, Noah, breathes new life (and, as a bonus, a lot of humor) to this story. I really got caught up in the lives of Sophie & Noah, and of Max & Daisy & Daisy's baby. You won't be disappointed, but expect to laugh, cry & worry about how this wonderful story will end. I've enjoyed ALL the Lakeshore Chronicles, but this one in particular touched my heart. A special place in my "keeper shelf" for these stories!
This is Book #4 in the Lakeshore Chronicles. It was as enjoyable to read as the three preceding segments. I find each of the characters developed into full scale stories of their own to be interesting and challenging and look forward to the next in the series.
Jennifer V. (jenviz) - , reviewed Snowfall At Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, Bk 4) on
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This was the first book I've read on the "Lakeshore Chronicles" and was glad to see it didn't loose anything from not reading the others. I loved the characters and the story as well as the additional hints to other stories that I can't wait to read the other books associated with the the small town of Avalon.
I found this book to be the best of the series. I enjoyed reading Sophie and Noah's journey, and to be honest - I thought this was the most real book of them all. The other books have been good, but I didn't want to put this down. Perfect book for a cold winter day.
I haven't read the books before this one so I didn't have a bias against Sophie. Even then I feel like I could have ended up as one of those mothers who passed judgement on her for being an absentee mother. So it's ironic that I loved her character so much. I actually didn't care for Noah as much. He was a little too perfect all the time.
It was a great story that had be hooked from the beginning. Awesome read. I would have gave it a higher rating if Noah was more interesting.
I was not excited to read Sophie's story, but was beyond pleasantly surprised! This might be my favorite of the Lakeshore Chronicle books. Wiggs does an amazing job exploring Sophie's life and the choices she has made. Like the other books in this series, Avalon's other residents make appearances and the Bellamy family's journey is continued as we watch Daisy grow into her role as a young mother. I loved Noah from the start! It's refreshing to see how two people can love so deeply and overcome the obstacles that they encounter in a believable and heartwarming way. Excellent read!
This is the fourth book in the Lakeshore Chronicles series. I did not like this book as well as the previous three though it ties up loose ends with the Sophie, Greg and kids story. There are now seven books in this series. They are, in order:
"Summer at Willow Lake"
"The Winter Lodge"
"Snowfall at Willow Lake"
"The Summer Hideaway"
The continuing story(s) of the folks of an upstate NY Catskill Mtn. town...This one mainly covered Sophie Bellamy's story and it brought the character to life for me and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Love the the way the author interweaves other characters throughout.... Will read the entire series!
International lawyer Sophie Bellamy has dedicated her life to helping people in war-torn countries. But when she survives a hostage situation, she remembers what matters most - the children she loves back home. Haunted by regrets, she returns to the idyllic Catskills village of Avalon on the shoes of Wilow Lake, determined to repair the bonds with her family.
There Sophie discovers the surprising rewards of small-town life - including an unexpected passion for Noah Shepherd, the local Vet. Noah has a healing touch for anything w/4 legs, buthe's never had any luck with women - until Sophie