Snowfall at Willow Lake

Snowfall at Willow Lake

Large Print - 2008 | Large print ed
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Following a traumatic experience in a hostage situation in a war-torn country, international lawyer Sophie Bellamy returns to an idyllic Catskills village on the shores of Willow Lake to focus on her children, address her regrets, reassess her priorities, and reap the rewards of a new chance at life and love in a small town.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., c2008
Edition: Large print ed
Branch Call Number: ROMANCE WIG
Characteristics: 477 p. (large print) ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781602851238
1602851239

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bibliosara Jul 24, 2018

Yay, she's back on her game! After trying -and failing - twice to read Dockside, the 3rd book in the Lakeshore Chronicles series, I was a little hesitant to pick up Snowfall on Willow Lake. I am glad I did! I loved Sophie more than I expected to. Her stoic external demeanor, self-doubts, perseverance, and determination are relatable and well-expressed. I also really liked the global element that the nature of her character and past introduced to the plot. It felt not quite so cheesy, and more wholesome, with this big picture perspective. Of course, Noah is charming even in his awkward moments. There is a twist to the story, emotional hurdles to overcome, and lots of family involvement, as per Susan Wiggs-style. My only irritation was the perspectives of Sophie's kids. Although I liked it at moments, it sometimes introduced too much to the plotline. Names began to become hard to keep track of. (And how many books are left in the series? Oh boy, what did I get myself into…) My suggestion is to keep notes of who is who throughout the series if you are going to read everything.

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KauriLodge_chch
Aug 27, 2012

I have just read this book to a group of senior residents, and the ladies thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the interesting receipes in the book which we made before sitting down to a reading session. It was good for generating discussions of past experiences amongst the ladies. A good read!

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