The Lakeshore Chronicles
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(4.0 based on 679 ratings)
  • 1

    Summer at Willow Lake: The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
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    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 colony 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.

    Penelope says: "What a confusing mish-mash of words!"
    What a confusing mish-mash of words!

    Too many words! Too much jumping all over the place- it's the 30s, no the 90s, oh wait now it is the 70s, and occasionally let's throw in present day..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 06 2014 by Penelope (Ellenton, FL, United States)
  • 2

    The Winter Lodge: The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
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    (19)
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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.

    Lois Arena says: "Repetitive"
    Repetitive

    Maybe - if they didn't read the first book

    Reviewed on July 12 2014 by Lois Arena (Elmsford, NY)
  • 3

    Dockside: The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
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    (52)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
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    With her daughter grown and flown, Nina Romano is ready to embark on a new adventure. She’s waited a long time for dating, travel and chasing dreams. But just as she’s beginning to enjoy being on her own, she finds herself falling for Greg Bellamy, owner of the charming Inn at Willow Lake and a single father with two kids of his own. Greg lost his first marriage to a demanding career. Now he’s determined to make a new start before it’s too late. With Nina Romano, love feels just right this time around.

    Donna Thomas says: "I Enjoyed It"
    I Enjoyed It

    Although, it was a stand alone book, I wish I had started with the other books first, so I would know the characters. I like hearing about characters..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 15 2012 by Donna Thomas (Memphis, TN)
  • 4

    Snowfall at Willow Lake: The Lakeshore Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (23)

    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 shores of Willow Lake, determined to repair the bonds with her family.

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  • 5

    Fireside: The Lakeshore Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Baseball hopeful Bo Crutcher is about to get his shot at the majors. That is, until life throws him a curveball. When AJ, the son he's never met, lands on his doorstep, Bo's life becomes a whole new ball game. He needs help - fast. Enter Kimberly van Dorn. Hired to smooth Bo's rough exterior for the media, she expects the kind of shallow pro athlete she's used to handling. But Bo is willing to sacrifice everything for his vulnerable son.

    Rebecca says: "A little slow"
    A little slow

    I enjoy Susan Wiggs' books, but I found this book to be a little slow. Great characters, but not much plot. It just sort of ambled along.

    Reviewed on May 23 2009 by Rebecca (Auburn, CA, United States)
  • 6

    Lakeshore Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    The prim librarian is finally getting her chance to direct Avalon's annual holiday pageant, and she's determined to make it truly spectacular. But it might just require one of those Christmas miracles she's always read about. The problem is her codirector is recovering former child star Eddie Haven, a long-haired, tattooed lump of coal in Maureen's pageant stocking. Eddie can't stand Christmas, but a court order from a judge has landed him right in the middle of the merrymaking.

    Jane says: "Christmas-in Wiggs Style"
    Christmas-in Wiggs Style

    Great Christmas story

    Reviewed on October 19 2009 by Jane (Saginaw, TX, USA)
  • 7

    The Summer Hideaway: The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Never get attached - private nurse and protected witness Claire Turner lives by this motto. Fleeing a treacherous past, she knows no other way. Never give up - In the twilight of his life, George Bellamy makes it his final wish to reconcile with an estranged brother. He and Claire journey to Willow Lake - where it all went wrong for him 50 years ago.

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  • 8

    Marrying Daisy Bellamy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
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    There are days on Willow Lake... Daisy Bellamy has struggled for years to choose between two men - one honorable and steady, one wild and untethered. And then, one fateful day, the decision is made for her.When the wind is so still and the water so calm... Now busy with a thriving business on Willow Lake, Daisy knows she should be happy with the life she's chosen for herself and her son. Until the man once lost to her reappears, resurrected by a promise of love. But she still aches for the one thing she can't have. And now the choice Daisy thought was behind her is the hardest one she'll ever face....

    Shelly says: "Soap opera on audio"
    Soap opera on audio

    Plot predictable, character development shallow and narrator totally annoying. If Barbie the doll could talk she would sound like the character Daisy..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2011 by Shelly (Seattle, WA, United States)
  • 9

    Return to Willow Lake: Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (75)

    Sonnet Romano’s life is almost perfect. She has the ideal career, the ideal boyfriend, and has just been offered a prestigious fellowship. There’s nothing more a woman wants - except maybe a baby...brother?When Sonnet finds out her mother is unexpectedly expecting, and that the pregnancy is high risk, she puts everything on hold - the job, the fellowship, the boyfriend - and heads home to Avalon. Once her mom is out of danger, Sonnet intends to pick up her life where she left off.

    Kathryn @theBookDate says: "Another Great Read from Susan Wiggs."
    Another Great Read from Susan Wiggs.

    This is 9th in the series, and I have enjoyed them all and loved Sonnet's story with a catch up on Nina her Mum as well.While this is 'romance' it is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2012 by Kathryn @theBookDate (Paraparaumu, New Zealand)
  • 10

    Candlelight Christmas: The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O’Donnell, is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O’Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake, a place for the family to reconnect and rediscover the special gifts of the season. One of the guests is a newcomer to Willow Lake - Darcy Fitzgerald. Sharp-witted, independent, and intent on guarding her heart, she’s the last person Logan can see himself falling for.

    Jean says: "boring narration, boring story line"
    boring narration, boring story line

    After 3 attempts to listen I am finally going to return this book. Great listen if you can't fall asleep.

    Reviewed on January 31 2014 by Jean (Troy, ID, United States)