Lakeshore Christmas

Lakeshore Christmas 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

  • Title: Lakeshore Christmas
  • Author: Susan Wiggs
  • ISBN: 9781423351962
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Audio CD
  • 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 cThe 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.Maureen and Eddie spar over every detail of the pageant, from casting troubled kids to Eddie s original and distinctly untraditional music Is he trying to sabotage the performance to spite her Or is she trying too hard to fit the show into her storybook perfect notion of Christmas And how is it possible that they re falling in love 1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs conjures the heartwarming holiday tale of two people looking beyond the disappointments of the past to the promise of the future Amid the holiday bustle of crackling fires, caroling singers and delicious secrets, the season of goodwill becomes the backdrop for Willow Lake s most unlikely love story yet.

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    • Susan Wiggs

      Susan Wiggs s life is all about family, friendsd fiction She lives at the water s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and she commutes to her writers group in a 17 foot motorboat She serves as author liaison for Field s End, a literary community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, bringing inspiration and instruction from the world s top authors to her seaside community See fieldsend She s been featured in the national media, including NPR s Talk of the Nation, and is a popular speaker locally and nationally According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with refreshingly honest emotion, and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is one of our best observers of stories of the heart who knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book Booklist characterizes her books as real and true and unforgettable She is the recipient of three RITA sm awards and four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly for her books The Winter Lodge and Passing Through Paradise have appeared on PW s annual Best Of lists Several of her books have been listed as top Booksense picks and optioned as feature films Her novels have been translated into than two dozen languages and have made national bestseller lists, including the USA Today, Washington Post and New York Times lists The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book Readers can learn on the web at susanwiggs and on her lively blog at susanwiggs.wordpress.

    174 thoughts on “Lakeshore Christmas

    • I feel like I really could have liked this book. Really. I could have. Maybe. If not for the blatantly pious, purse-mouthed, sanctimonious, rod-far-up-her-ass librarian. I just couldn't like Maureen. And yes, I know she's been through some shit and it made her all emotionally distant, but really? She was, what? 19, 20 when she went through it? She had a relatively happy childhood, an emotionally supportive upbringing amongst a large, emotionally supportive family? And Eddie? Eddie was cute and s [...]

    • I was so surprised about this novel is so much more than a Christmas story! After reading the first five books in the Lakeshore Chronicles, I couldn't bring myself to read this one. Have had it along with the next two in the series on my bookshelf. Wanted to read #7 and #8which are waiting on my selfbut in a series, I have to read them in order. Would never dream of reading this story around Christmaswell, that is until I read it today.Oh mye story hit my heart strings with such deep resonation [...]

    • I have to start by saying I love Susan Wiggs. She writes wonderfully fun and escapist books that are like a safe place to curl up and just relax. I save her books for times when I want to have the novellish equivalent of a spa treatment. This was not one of my favourite books of hers. The main heroine is a librarian straight out of Central Casting circa 1963. Because of that I never felt--unlike with other Wiggs books--that I was reading about a real person. Which was extremely ironic, because o [...]

    • While Susan Wiggs is a good writer and I love some of her books (especially her earlier ones like Lightkeeper) I couldn't enjoy this one at all. The whole romance/christmas story consists of one cliché followed by another. The narrative is peppered with cheesy and simplistic oneliners about christmas and the main character Maureen was not engaging at all. I even hoped her romantic interest Eddie (the only character I found interesting) would fall in love with someone less self righteous and emo [...]

    • Every year, just before Thanksgiving, I begin to crave and then search, sometimes extensively, for a good "Holiday Read". I have to admit, more often than not, I end the holiday season disappointed. I find several books from the 3 or 4 libraries that I frequent and reasearch man more on and other sites, but I find that the overwhelming majority of holiday theme books are either non-fiction, craftsy, or historical type of books, OR are a quickly written, not well though out novel by trendy autho [...]

    • Ugh. What a total waste. I had picked this book to listen to on audio to put me in the Christmas mood while I worked on holiday presents, but instead it gave me no end of frustration. I couldn't stand Maureen. She did more to perpetuate the prim-librarian-who-has-no-life label herself than anyone else did for her. She instantly judged other people harshly, and then decided how they in turn would view her and went with her views even when actual facts went in another direction. Even finding out w [...]

    • Susan Wiggs’ book covers have the same font and Thomas Kincade paintings as Debbie Macomber, so you can understand what I expected with “Lakeshore Christmas”. Shockingly, while this book is filled with poinsettias and cookies, it’s really nothing like Macomber’s style. I gave myself a wrist-slap for judging a book by its charming snowy cover.Both Wiggs and Macomber write romantic tales of small-town splendor, but Wiggs is actually a little more “adult” than Macomber, leaning more t [...]

    • Yet another Lakeshore Chronicles, we watch as Maureen Davenport, unlucky in love in the worst possible place (Paris, France) who has declined into curve-hiding clothes and a wearing her hair in a bun. But she loves being librarian in little Avalon. Unfortunately, the library may have to close owing to not enough funds to keep it going. In the meantime, she promised to run the annual Christmas pageant, but oh no, former child star and local rocker, Eddie Haven, is required to be her co-producer, [...]

    • This is a very well written and put together story that will tug at your heart. Wiggs makes her story pop with her very vivid descriptions while carrying it forward with realistic events and warm Christmas cheer. That said, the story itself is far from stereotypical. It leaves you with a warm sense of contentment at the ending that will have you smiling. I found the contrast between the two main characters simultaneously astounding and captivating. Wiggs definitely proves that opposites attract [...]

    • Of all the books I've ever read, (and I can't believe I'm going to finish this one)this book hits absolutely every steretype image that you've ever had about a. Librarians, bild actors, c. romance and the prim librarian,dristmas. There are more but I am appalled at this book.

    • First of all, I am a big fan of how Susan Wiggs writes her books! She has great character development and emotions and you feel like you have an emotional connection with the characters which I really love in a book! However I feel in this book the development of the relationship between Maureen and Eddie was very stereotypical and drawn out. It didn't feel exciting or interesting and went from really slow to very fast. Also, we were introduced to a character called Jabez and I was interested in [...]

    • Eddie Haven, ancien enfant star devenu rockeur, est condamné à des travaux d’intérêt général: depuis plusieurs années, il doit s’occuper de mettre en place le spectacle de Noël de l’église de la petite ville d’Avalon. Maureen Davenport, bibliothécaire, est fascinée par Noël, et cette année elle peut enfin réaliser son rêve: organiser le spectacle de Noël. Seulement, elle devra composer avec Eddie, qui lui est imposé. Ces deux là n’ont rien en commun, et pourtant, la m [...]

    • What drew me to this book (besides the fact that I've read the previous 5 in the series's the type of series that's about the same town so you don't necessarily have to read all of them) is the fact that the main character is a librarian. I'm glad to report that the librarian wasn't portrayed in the stereotypical way. I also like that she wore glasses but did point out that contacts irritate her eyes. I have that same problem. I'm not trying to look like a librarian just like the book character [...]

    • I love the series, and this plot ranks with the best of them. I was not happy with the two lead characters, I thought the description of the alcoholic's motivations and struggle for sobriety were not deeply enough described to be convincing. The female lead's insecurities were well described, but the description of her causes for them did not seem to me to be a sufficient catalyst to have caused the result. I did enjoy the updates of what's going on in the lives of ongoing characters, especially [...]

    • Fun, but, as with all of her books, overwritten, redundant, contrived. She excels at dialog and story. She just needs a better editor to move beyond the forceful way she tries to get her points across and let the story do it for her. I will be reading more, however, because she left multiple plot lines unfinished--and one was more important to me than the primary story. They should have been separate books but they weren't. Now I'm sucked in. Oh well.

    • Wasn't too sure about this book, but as soon as I started reading was drawn into the story. It's just a lovely read, easy to lose yourself in. Am looking forward to reading more about the town of Avalon.Re-read in Jan 2016. Loved this cute little story just as much.

    • A very superficial read about a librarian, a "sexy" rock star, and a Christmas pageant. Although sometimes I like this kind of book because you don't have to think too much, this was just way too superficial for me

    • LOVED it! I read this book because I'm going to the Australian Romance Writers' conf next week and wanted to have read some Susan Wiggs before hearing her speak. WOW - I'm hooked. I love contemporary romance and this is feel-good, emotional romance at it's best. I'll be buying her back list!

    • I love the Lakeshore series and this latest book was no exception. I enjoy reading updates on the previous characters, while being introduced to new ones. The ongoing story of Daisy and Julian keeps me wanting more. Can't wait until there's a book devoted to the two of them. Thanks Susan!!!

    • I've enjoyed this series, but I find that I need to reread some of the older ones as I've forgotten how some of the relationships work.

    • Two-haiku review:She directs pageantHe's court ordered to assistThey can't help lovingSuper sweet storyGreat characters plus angelPerfect for Christmas

    • I loved this book!!! This is a series about the town of Avalon, NY and I just love the characters and setting. Great holiday book.

    • A new kid had come to town. His name was Jabez Canton. He was standing outside the library when he was nearly run over by the librarian, Maureen Davenport. She was in a hurry and hadn't seen him. She introduced herself but he already knew who she was. Maureen was headed to the Sky River Bakery to meet with Eddie Haven. Eddie had been in a Christmas movie as a child and his popularity led to his entertainment parents taking him out on the road every Christmas to do shows. It was on Christmas Eve [...]

    • I liked this book well enough, but it just fell short for me when it came to the two main characters. I felt they were too cliche'd and there wasn't any real character development. Bland, single, mousy, cat-lady librarian meets attractive, coarse-talking, outgoing celebrity and dislikes him initially, but he "grows on her" as time goes by. Introduce the crisis of finances and the potential closing of the library and resolve it with the male lead character saving the day. Pretty predictable. Ther [...]

    • To be fair I don’t care for romance and only read this for a book club. Also to be fair I haven’t read any of her other books and even fans of Wiggs seem to not find this on par with her other books. I could have almost given this 2 stars- library in need of funding and threatened with closure and important but overlooked programs that libraries provide for the community were highlighted but it wasn’t enough to get me past the clichéd BS and annoying repetition. This is book #6 and normal [...]

    • I will eat up endless Hallmark Christmas movies, but apparently the same kind of thing in book form just doesn't work for me. It's not a badly written book by any means (although this is definitely part of a series and there are things not wrapped up, but that's on me for jumping into book 6 with no intention of reading anything before or after it), but it just wasn't for me. I couldn't handle all the magic of Christmas stuff.But pretty sure if this had been a Hallmark movie, I would've been int [...]

    • Another in the Lakeshore Chronicles, this has Maureen Davenport, the local branch librarian, working with a court ordered volunteer, Eddie Havens. Eddie is a former child star, having played the lead at 5 years old in what became a Christmas Classic film. Eddie finds he likes nothing better than to shake up Maureen, who has her own ideas on how the pageant should be run. Past characters from previous books show up - Daisy, Logan, Olivia, Bo, and a host of others. The magic of Christmas may not b [...]

    • This was such an amazing book to escape the world from and go into a Christmas story of a small town with the doom of the library about to shut down but in the mist of that Love is found thru a Christmas play. Its enchanting and thriller as well as a on edge cant put down this book!!! You really do feel as if you are right there with all the main Characters. Eddie is one heck of a character!Susan Wiggs is by the best romance writer ive had read since starting to read romance. This will NOT be my [...]

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