The Lakeshore Chronicles

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379 ratings

Summer at Willow Lake Publisher's Summary

Susan Wiggs's Lakeshore Chronicles series has captivated thousands of listeners with its relatable characters, warm humor and engaging stories. Summer at Willow Lake is the story that started it all. Meet Olivia, Connor and the families and friends of Willow Lake that make these emotional romances a must-hear.

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.

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.

Don't miss Candlelight Christmas, the latest story in the Lakeshore Chronicles series by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Susan Wiggs.

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  • Book 1

    • Summer at Willow Lake

    • The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Please, please, PLEASE get a new narrator!

    • By cmariel on 08-29-15

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • The Winter Lodge

    • The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was ok

    • By Keith Wichelns on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • Dockside

    • The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Enjoyed It

    • By Donna Thomas on 09-15-12
    • The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 04-24-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 144 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 4

    • Snowfall at Willow Lake

    • The Lakeshore Chronicles
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Less than expected.

    • By Cynthia L. Powers on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 4.5

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  • Book 5

    • Fireside

    • The Lakeshore Chronicles
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little slow

    • By Rebecca Kochenderfer on 05-23-09
    • The Lakeshore Chronicles
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 01-29-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 130 ratings

    Regular price: $27.29

  • Book 6

    • Lakeshore Christmas

    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    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.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Christmas-in Wiggs Style

    • By Jane on 10-19-09

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 7

    • The Summer Hideaway

    • The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By S.C.W. on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 8

    • Marrying Daisy Bellamy

    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Soap opera on audio

    • By Shelly Capeloto on 03-05-11

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 9

    • Return to Willow Lake

    • Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 9
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Read from Susan Wiggs.

    • By Kathryn @theBookDate on 10-12-12

    Regular price: $23.09

  • Book 10

    • Candlelight Christmas

    • The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 10
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring, terrible narration

    • By Natalie on 12-13-13

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 11

    • Starlight on Willow Lake

    • The Lakeshore Chronicles Series, Book 11
    • By: Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted lakeside estate of Avalon's renowned Bellamy family, she's intent on rebuilding her shattered life and giving her two daughters a chance at a better future. But she faces a formidable challenge in the form of her stubborn and difficult new employer, Alice Bellamy. While Faith proves a worthy match for her sharp-tongued client, she often finds herself at a loss for words in the presence of Mason Bellamy - Alice's charismatic son, who clearly longs to escape the family mansion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Willow Lake book!

    • By Meredith on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $23.09