Book Reviews of The Winter Lodge (Lakeshore Chronicles, Bk 2) (Large Print)

The Winter Lodge (Lakeshore Chronicles, Bk 2) (Large Print)
The Winter Lodge - Lakeshore Chronicles, Bk 2 - Large Print
Author: Susan Wiggs
ISBN-13: 9781585479238
ISBN-10: 1585479233
Publication Date: 3/2007
Pages: 447
Edition: Largeprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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4.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 4
Awesome book! If you have not yet read Summer at Willow Lake, pick that one up too! Read it first if you can, this is the second in the series!
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Helpful Score: 4
This is the second of the Lakeshore Chronicles series. Both this and the first book were good reads. Books, in order are:

"Summer at Willow Lake"
"The Winter Lodge"
"Dockside"
"Snowfall at Willow Lake"
"Fireside"
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Helpful Score: 3
Great story...good character development....
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Helpful Score: 2
My Mom gave this to me, good read if you like a light mystery with romance and recipes.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved the book, read it in 2 days time! Luanne Rice recommmends it as well! I enjoyed Table for Five, as well
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Helpful Score: 2
VERY ENTERTAINING. HAS RECEIPES AND A GOOD LIGHT READ. ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH.
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Helpful Score: 1
this series just gets better & better highly recommend them
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Helpful Score: 1
I LOVED this book. So rich and enthalling. I didn't know it was the second in the Lakeside Chronicles (Summer at Willow Lake, Dockside) series.

Jenny has lost everyone she has ever loved: her mother who left her, her grandparents who died, her fiance in a senseless tragedy and her house through fire. The only one who has always been there for her is Rourke. But he does everything he can to stay away.

As Jenny learns to be alone, even as unexpected family members pop out of the woodwork, can Rourke finally learn to show the love he's kept hidden for way too long?
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought this was a wonderful sequel to The Summer at Willow Lake. My only complaint is I wish the author would have included Olivia, Connor and Philip more, since they are part of Jenny's history. They only seemed to pop in and out of the story a few times, with not as much depth as I would have liked. But, otherwise, I thought the story was fabulous and entertaining. The ending was well done, too... an expected twist!
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't read the first one of this series so it was alittle hard to follow. I enjoy her books as a rule; but this one is so-so.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is Susan Wiggs latest book in the series Lakeshore Chronicles. Great romance with just a hint of mystery. New release in March 2007. Picks right up where the last book left off, but gives enough info. about all the characters that it could be read alone. Susan Wiggs is a great author, most of her books are hard not to read all at one time.
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Helpful Score: 1
Susan Wiggs tells an entertaining story. She brings her characters to life.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book!!!
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This is a nice read - a good continuation of the story of people connected to Willow Lake. I love the way the author keeps our interest and connects all the lives involved...very well written. I want to read all in this series!
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Good book, but what makes it is the recipies included!
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#2 in the series. Loved it as much as the first one. THe story can stand alone and does a great job of it. Wiggs is a terrific storyteller who keeps you in the story all the way to the last page.
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I love this Author, Susan Wiggs, this is a wonderful story,
mixed with romance and mystery....
Very exciting right to the very end...
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Susuan Wiggs is an excellent author. You will love any of her books. This is the 2nd in a series (Lakeside Chronicals). Very family oriented, and dripping with emotion and love and yet a hint of spite too! Loved it!
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This book picks up where Summer at Willow Lake leaves off and continues the story of Jenny Majesky, the daughter of one of the characters in Willow Lake. Jenny has to learn to let go of her familiar and safe past when fire destroy her home and all she holds dear. She finds refuge and more in Rouke McKnight, the local sherrif, who isn't exactly what he has made himself out to be. Susan Wiggs draws you into her stories and you really care about the people involved. This is a really great read!!
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Praises for Susan Wiggs! Very romantic read!
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LOVED the book. Can't wait for the next one in the series!
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Starred Review. In her latest bustling romance, Wiggs cooks up a rich stew of family plots past and present, spiced with plenty of generations-old Polish recipes, in this second installment of the Lakeshore Chronicles (after Summer at Willow Lake). Returning to Camp Kioga in Avalon, a small New York town where the wealthy Bellamy family has deep roots, Wiggs trains the spotlight on Avalon native Jenny Majesky, a food columnist and bakery owner who learned in the last Lakeshore tale that Phillip Bellamy is her birth father. Alone and grieving following the death of her beloved grandmotherJenny's mom left her at age fourJenny's life turns even worse when her house burns to the ground. Stunned, homeless and keeping afloat with a little help from the medicine cabinet, Jenny moves in with Avalon police chief and notorious lady's man Roarke McKnight, a friend she fell out with after a night of drunken, mind-blowing sex a decade before. With the ease of a master, Wiggs introduces complicated, flesh-and-blood characters into her idyllic but identifiable smalltown setting, sets in motion a refreshingly honest romance, resolves old issues and even finds room for a little mystery. The result is as appealing as the heroine's Polish Apple Strudel, the recipe for which is thankfully included.
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another great book by this author first the love of a lifetime really the kind of love that only happens in a book. They waited all there life to tell each other how they felt. Waited till almost everyone else was happy because they were apart. They needed to be there for each other know matter what.. at least in the end they find happiness.
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Excellent book that brings two people together. Another hit from Susan Wiggs' Lakeshore Chronicles.
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Susan Wiggs has a very easy style of reading. But also compelling enough to keep you turning pages. The Winter Lodge is a "sequel" to Summer at Willow Lake but you don't have to read the first to enjoy the second. She has good character development and believable plots.
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I had never read this author before and I enjoyed this book. The Lakeshore Chronicles are easy, pleasant reads.
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This was a very good book.
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I love this series.. and this is my favorite book in the series (but then again, I have a weakness for leading men in law enforcement). The romance and the suspense make this a great read! Snuggle up on a chilly day and dig in!
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I began the Lakeshore chronicles with book one and have continued through all four. I like the continuance of the characters from book to book without the redundancy that so many books seem to have. The stories flow from character to character and event to event and are an interesting and light-hearted reading. I enjoyed the journey through their accomplishments and their setbacks and the determination to move ahead. I look forward to reading more from her.
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Susan Wiggs books never fail to amaze me.
Once I pick up one of her books, it is hard to put it down.
Very interesting.
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I love all of Susan Wiggs books. She can NOT write a bad one. You get sucked in right away & you can not put it down until you finish it!!
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Nice story. Where is this man in real life?
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This is the second in the series, and I'm ready to read the third. It was a very good read. I only wish that the climax of the book had come a little earlier. There was a lot of build-up, but the ending came so fast. I wanted to know more. All in all, it's a great series.
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After reading "Just Breathe" by Wiggs I was ready to write her off entirely, BUT she has won we over with the Lakeshore Chronicles series. This story is beautifully woven around the themes of love, loss, guilt, and in the end finding home. I enjoyed the development of the love between Jenny and Rourke (although it's been there since they were kids). My only complaint about the series so far is the mildness of the love scenes. I'd rate the "juicy scenes" around a 2, not so juicy. I personally like the romance a little steamier :)
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This is the second book in the Lakeshore Chronicles. This book takes two characters who were introduced in the first book and brings them in as the focal point. I loved this second installment! So much mystery... and the main male character is a cop.. yum.. :)
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The Winter Lodge is Book 2 in the Lakeshore Chronicles series and answers a lot of questions posed in Book 1, Summer At Willow Lake.

By book 2 Jenny Majesky is well aware that she has a sister and is a member of the Bellamy family. After the death of her grandmother, she is groping to get on with her life when her house goes up in flames. She immediately thinks it's something she did not do before she left the house which cause the fire but local police chief Rourke McKnight is not so sure.

Jenny and Rourke have a history which is told in flashbacks. Their story is powerful and is brought full circle when Jenny realizes how much she needs Rourke.

Mystery and suspense plays a key role in The Winter Lodge and long hidden secrets are exposed.
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Discover the Magic and mystery of love as you are swept away
to the sparkling splender of the Catskills, where old secrets are revealed and romance blooms even on the coldest days of winter
Loved It!
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On the longest night of the year,Jenny Majesky loses everything in a devastating house fire. But among the ashes she finds an unusual treasure hidden amid her grandfather's belongings,one that starts her on a search for the truth,and on a path toward a life that she never imagined. The Winter Lodge,a remote cabin owned by her half sister on the shores of Willow Lake,becomes a safe refuge for Jenny,where she and the local police chief Rourke McKnight try to sort out the mysteries revealed by the fire.
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Great book good mystery. I will look for this author again.
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A very good story about ayoung woman in a small town who learns that big cities aren't as great as her small town. Her love interest is the town police chief who was the best friend of her fiance. Lots of subplots involving her friends and neighbors.
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I love every thing by Susan Wiggs, I can't wait for her next release..
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I really enjoyed this book.
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Loved this book! Want to read more about Lakeshore and Avalon.
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These books just keep getting better. This is the second book in The Lakeshore Chronicles....I can't wait to read the third!
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Another incredibly wonderful romance by Susan Wiggs, this lovelystory takes place in the romantic lodeg owned by her and her sister, a refuge where she can solve the mysteries of the past and learn about the man in her present.
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On the longest night of the year, Jenny Majesky loses everthing in a devastating house fire. But among the ashes she finds an unusual treasur hidden amid her grandfather's belongings, one that starts her on a searh for the truth, and on a path toward a life that she never imagined. The Winter Lodge, a remote cabin owned by her half sister on the shores of Willow Lake, becomes a safe refuge for Jenny, where she and local police cheif Rourke McKnoght try to sort out the mysteries revealed by the fire.
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I loved this book, it's a continuation of summer at Willow lake the Lakeside Chronicles
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Another great book in the "Lakeshore Chronicles" series. I'm already looking forward to the next one!
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well written story 4 stars
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Great book. There seemed to be many people making bad decisions throughout this book: Mariska, Daisy, Jenny, Rourke, etc. There was also quite a lot of angst.
Having slipped and read Snowfall At Willow Lake (#4) first, some of the "surprises" weren't surprises to me. One did catch me off guard, however (Daisy, Sonnet, and Zack's discovery) and I didn't see it coming.
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What a great book! I am thoroughly enjoying this series!
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very good read.kept me wanting to read more
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A wonderful love story about Rourke and Jenny. This story shows how difficult and complicated love can be. Jenny and Rourke fell in love as teenagers but denied themselves because of their love for and guilt over the death of their dear friend, Joey. Jenny's life is busy running the bakery started by her Polish grandparents, but she is pretty much alone now that her Gran has died. Rourke is the police chief of Avalon where they both live. A series of not so wonderful events unfold which will eventually bring Jenny and Rourke together. I loved the book.
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I think I might be done with Wiggs. Her books are just too similar to one another. The storyline is all the same. Usually it's about how opposites attract (opposites due to social circumstances or popularity) and revisiting lost love. I've read the books that come after this one so I was quite excited to read about Jenny and Roarke. They seemed really intriguing but was sorely disappointed. Be warned there are spoilers in this review.

Basically you have Jane / George / Charles's Belamy's story redone in the form of Jenny / Roarke / Joe. The plotline of Joe supposedly dying but didn't was rehashed in Daisy / Julian / Logan's storyline. The list goes on. Usually Wiggs create some awesome characters though that keeps me reading but not in this case. Jenny, was actually pretty cool, but she was so hessitant about everything. Roarke was just wooden and such an idiot and I don't think he ever really dealt with the problems that made him such an idiot.

So I gave this one such a low rating because if you have read other books by Wiggs, it's like all her other stories. If you haven't, then you might like this one.
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this was a very good book i just love this author
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Number 2 in this Lakeshore series; the story of Jenny and Roarke; really liked this book; had lots of twists and turns and a bit of a mystery as well. A very good read.
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The second installment in the series from Susan Wiggs. Very readable. Left me feeling happy to be a fantastic of Ms Wiggs. Excited for more like this.
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GREAT BOOK,JUST FINISHED IT.
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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A HARDBACK NOT A PAPERBACK. This is the second book in The Lakeshore Chronicles. It continues the stories of Jenny and Rourke and their friends and families. Also has recipes from Jenny's grandmother.
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a really great read
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First time reading this author. Very good not my usual read.
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Quickly becoming my favorite author.
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wonderful story
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Discover the magic and mystery of love as Susan Wiggs sweeps you away to the sparkling splendor of the Catskills where old secrets and revealed and romance blooms, even on the coldest days of winter
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Discover the magic and mystery of love in "The Winter Lodge", as Susan Wiggs sweeps you away to the splendor of the Catskills, where old secrets are revealed and romance blooms, even on the coldest days of winter.
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Good story, characters were well developed, could not put the book down and finished within three days.
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Book 2: The Lakeshore Chronicles
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another great story
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During a cold,lonely, and wakeful night, Jenny Majesky loses everything she has in a house fire. But every ending brings opportunities for new beginings....
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Good book
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On the longest night of the year, Jenny Majesky loses everything in a devastating house fire. But among the ashes she finds an unusual treasure hidden amid her grandfather's belongings, one that starts her on a search for the truth, and on a path toward a life that she never imagined. The Winter Lodge, a remote cabin owned by her half sister on the shores of Willow Lake, becomes a safe refuge for Jenny, where she and local police chief Rourke McKnight try to sort out the mysteries revealed by the fire.
But when a blizzard traps them together, Jenny, accustomed to the safe predictability of running the family bakery, suddenly doesn't feel so secure. For even as Rourke shelters her from the storm outside, she knows her heart is at risk. Now, following her dreams might mean walking away from her one chance at love.
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The Lake SHore CHronicles---after a devastating house fire Jenny Majesky losses her family home and finds romance with an old family friend.
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On the longest night of the year, Jenny Majesky loses everything in a devastating house fire. But among the ashes she finds an unusual treasure hidden amid her grandfather's belongings, one that starts her on a search for the truth, and on a path toward a life that she never imagined.
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On the longest night of the year, Jenny Majesky loses everything in a devastating house fire. But among the ashes she finds an unusual treasure hidden amid her grandfather's belongings, one that starts her on a search for the truth, and on a path toward a life that she never imagined. The Winter Lodge, a remote cabin owned by her half sister on the shores of Willow Lake, becomes a safe refuge for Jenny, where she and local police chief Rourke McKnight try to sort out the mysteries revealed by the fire.
But when a blizzard traps them together, Jenny, accustomed to the safe predictability of running the family bakery, suddenly doesn't feel so secure. For even as Rourke shelters her from the storm outside, she knows her heart is at risk. Now, following her dreams might mean walking away from her one chance at love.
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A Lakeside Chronicle.On the longest night of the year Jenny Majesky loses all in a house fire.Amid the ruins she finds a mysterious treasure which sends her on a mission for truth. She is sheltered by a local chief of police and finds her life at risk as well as her heart.