Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
(The Lakeshore Chronicles)

80%

7 Critic Reviews

Ms. Wiggs excels at writing touching, tender family bonds and the book definitely incorporates that.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings readers home to Avalon, a town nestled on the shores of Willow Lake, in a heartbreaking and uplifting novel that explores the bonds of family and the perils and rewards of love.

Sonnet Romano has the ideal career, the ideal boyfriend, and has just been offered a prestigious fellowship. But when she learns her mother is unexpectedly expecting in a high-risk pregnancy, she puts everything on hold and heads home to Avalon. Once her mom is out of danger, Sonnet intends to pick up her life where she left off.

But when her mother receives a devastating diagnosis, Sonnet must decide what really matters in life, even if that means staying in Avalon and taking a job that forces her to work alongside her biggest, and maybe her sweetest, mistake—award-winning filmmaker Zach Alger.

And in a summer of laughter and tears, of old dreams and new possibilities, Sonnet may find the home of her heart.

Don't miss a novel of sisters, friendship and the lush surroundings of Sonoma County... Susan Wiggs' The Apple Orchard. New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand calls it, "…sweet, crisp and juicy."

 

About Susan Wiggs

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Susan Wiggs is the author of many beloved bestsellers, including the popular Lakeshore Chronicles series. She has won many awards for her work, including a RITA from Romance Writers of America. Visit her website at www.SusanWiggs.com.
 
Published October 1, 2012 by Center Point. 391 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Sep 16 2012
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Critic reviews for Return to Willow Lake
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
on Sep 16 2012

With characters you care for, a smooth, engaging plot and an interesting reflection on values and success, romance/women’s fiction favorite Wiggs sends up another charming winner in the Lakeshore Chronicles series.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Oct 08 2012

...while it's a comfortable read, the book lacks the chemistry and passion of Wiggs's previous works.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Nancy Herkness on Aug 28 2012

Return to Willow Lake is a story of self-discovery, of friendship lost and reclaimed, and of the obligations and stresses of family. Ms. Wiggs writes with grace and a true understanding of the difficulties everyone faces in dealing with those issues.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Sep 06 2012

Readers of this series will pounce upon it with delight...

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RT Book Reviews

Good

...Wiggs’ vivid imagery and dialogue helps build the town and makes this entry stand well alone.

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All About Romance

Good

Ms. Wiggs excels at writing touching, tender family bonds and the book definitely incorporates that.

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Booklist Online

Excellent
on Aug 06 2012

Zach’s role as white knight for both Sonnet and her mother is touching and funny. This tale of romance and family love is in the popular style of Lisa Wingate and Debbie Macomber...

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