Summer at Willow Lake

Summer at Willow Lake Cover

Summer at Willow Lake

By Susan Wiggs

Mira Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780778313601, 487pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2012

Description

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs explores the many facets of love and friendship in Summer at Willow Lake, where family ties clash with family secrets during long, hazy days and hot, languid nights

Renovating her family's once-posh resort is a labor of love for Olivia Bellamy. When duty calls, she forgoes a fast-paced Manhattan summer for the Catskills retreat, where her grandparents want everyone together for one last gathering of family and friends.

But the camp is in disarray, and reclaiming its lost greatness seems beyond Olivia. Forced to hire contractor Connor Davis, she is caught between her irritation at his laid-back attitude and a still-smoldering flame for the man arising from her own summers at camp. As the days grow warm, not even the inviting blue waters of Willow Lake can cool the passions flaring between themor keep her family's shocking secrets at bay.



About the Author
The first romance Susan Wiggs ever read was Shanna by the incomparable Kathleen Woodiwiss, which she devoured while slumped behind a college vector analysis textbook. Armed with degrees from Texas and Harvard, and toting a crate of "keeper" books by Woodiwiss, Roberta Gellis, Laurie McBain, Rosemary Rodgers, Jennifer Blake, Bertrice Small, and anything with the words "flaming" and "ecstasy" in the title, she became a math teacher, just to prove to the world that she did have a left brain.

Susan's bestselling novels include The Charm School, which was voted one of RWA's Favorite Books of the Year. She is the proud recipient of three RITA(r) Awards for Lakeside Cottage, Lord of the Night, and The Mistress, and is often a finalist for the prestigious award. Her books appear regularly on numerous "Best Of" lists and bestseller lists throughout the world.



Praise For Summer at Willow Lake

"Susan Wiggs paints the details of human relationships with the finesse of a master."

-Jodi Picoult



"Wiggs's storytelling is heartwarming... clutter free... [for] romance and women's fiction readers of any age."

--Publishers Weekly



"Wiggs's talent is reflected in her thoroughly believable characters as well as the way she recognizes the importance of family by blood or other ties."

--Library Journal



"Susan Wiggs writes with bright assurance, humor and compassion."

--Luanne Rice



"Wonderfully evoked characters, a spellbinding story line, and insights into the human condition will appeal to every reader."

--Booklist on Summer at Willow Lake



"An emotionally gripping tale centered on family. Wiggs is in top form."

-Booklist on The Summer Hideaway



"With the ease of a master, Wiggs introduces complicated, flesh-and-blood characters...a refreshingly honest romance."

--Publishers Weekly on The Winter Lodge [starred review]



"Emotionally intense."

Booklist on The Winter Lodge



"Wiggs is at the top of her game here, combining a charming setting with subtly shaded characters and more than a touch of humor. This is the kind of book a reader doesn't want to see end but can't help devouring as quickly as possible."

--RT Book Reviews [Top Pick] on Snowfall at Willow Lake



"Rich with life lessons, nod-along moments and characters with whom readers can easily relate.... Delightful and wise, Wiggs's latest shines."

--Publishers Weekly