The Summer Hideaway (Lakeshore Chronicles Series #7)

The Summer Hideaway (Lakeshore Chronicles Series #7)

by Susan Wiggs
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The Summer Hideaway (Lakeshore Chronicles Series #7) by Susan Wiggs


Susan Wiggs wrote her way into readers' hearts with stories of every woman's hopes and dreams. Now she returns with a touching tale of secrets and sacrifice, loss and redemption…and a love too powerful to be denied.

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 fifty years ago.

Never let go—George's grandson Ross is ruled by a fierce devotion to family and a deep mistrust of the mysterious Claire…yet sparks fly whenever she's near. In the face of wrenching loss, amid the enchantment of Willow Lake, Ross and Claire dare to risk everything for love.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460328545
Publisher: MIRA
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Series: Lakeshore Chronicles Series , #7
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 3,463
File size: 462 KB

About the Author


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 SusanWiggs.com.

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Summer Hideaway (Lakeshore Chronicles Series #7) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does this book have a publish date of 2014 when i am readind reviews from 2011????? As e- readers, we are at a disadvantage in that we can't look in the back of the book for the date it was really published. The overview of the book should include the re-issue date along with original date. And also, they should include number of pages instead of MB and KB? That info is not useful. I do all my readind on my Nook so I buy hundreds of books. Please give us the same info as if we were holding the book. After all, we pay the same as if it were a paper book.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Welcome to Avalon New York, home to Susan Wiggs' famous and sometimes infamous Bellamy family, in this installation we find a whole new branch of the Bellamy tree. George Bellamy has lived a long life and has regrets and now that his time is nearing the end he's decided that it's time to put things to right. Claire Turner has secrets, secrets that could kill if revealed and so she's lived a life of solitude and service as a private nurse caring for the terminally ill. Ross Bellamy returns from the war zone of Afghanistan to find his grandfather dying. Claire and Ross are fighting a powerful attraction to each other both for different reasons and as George tries to match make watch out for the fireworks because even though these two might be perfect for each other, convincing them of that is another story.. There is no better storyteller than Susan Wiggs and when she uses that talent to further our journey with the Bellamy family, well, there's just no words to describe it, but I'll try. Susan has a way with words that puts her readers right on the page with the characters, you feel a part of the story as you meet and greet each of the cast members. And what a group of characters it is. The family is as large and larger than life then you could imagine and yet they are each so memorable in their own right. Let's take her double heros of this story, George and Ross Bellamy grandfather and grandson who's characters will make you weep with worry with joy and with empathy. Then there's our heroine Claire Turner, who's character you will feel emotions for all over the board. Then we have her supporting cast of characters that include most of the Bellamy clan. Susan will literally pull you into her story with her dialogue, it will amaze you how intricate her details become and while you're reading the story comes together seamlessly. Her story line is an ongoing portrait of the Bellamy family and it amazes me how fresh she can make each installation while keeping us up to date on the members she's previously headlined. Her love story is as always complicated and at times frustrating to her fans who know the right moves and unfortunately can't convey that to the characters in the novel. Her love scenes are vivid and sensual and spicy and yet you see the innocence in them as well. Summer Hideaway is another example of what an amazing talent Susan Wiggs is. There is no author I know of who can write a family biography with such finesse and tenderness. This novel could very well stand up by it self, but to get all the nitty gritty details of the histories of the Bellamy Family start from the beginning of the series, you won't be sorry you did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of this series has provided enjoyable reads, this one included, maybe especially this one. I suppose this was somewhat predictable, but I enjoyed the story so much, it didn't matter.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
The Lakeshore Chronicles George Bellamy finds that his brain tumor has become inoperable and untreatable without a great deal of pain, so he decides to stop treatment and live his remaining days enjoying life. He has made a list of all the things he want to do before he dies and that means traveling back to Willow Lake and Camp Kioga. He hires a private nurse and sets out on his way. Meanwhile, George's grandson, Ross is returning home from Afghanistan as he has completed his tour of duty and the whole family is counting on him to "talk sense" to his grandfather and get him to return home for treatment. When he reaches Camp Kioga and talks to his grandfather, Claire the nurse and reviews his grandfather's medical reports, even talks to some doctors after a trip to the emergency room for George, he realizes he has to bend to his grandfather's wishes. One of the first things George wants to do is reunite with a brother he has not seen in 55 years, then he also wants to skydive, ride a Harley, and have a big family reunion. As Claire and Ross work together to make everything happen they grow closer and closer, (something that was also on George's list.) but her past keeps holding her back. Yes this story was a little predictable but there were some surprises too. Susan Wiggs is one of the best current day storytellers around. She weaves the words so wonderfully and takes us right into the story. The flashback parts of the story are truly a treasure. There are so many characters that have come from all the books in the series and most where present for the family reunion and it is no small task to keep them all fresh, and remind us of their history. If you have read the other books in this series this is a family you want to read this and find out what is going to happen next at Willow Lake. As a side note, the covers on the books in this series are fabulous. http://dollycas.blogspot.com/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the absolute best book in the Lakeshore Chronicle Series. The Summer Hideaway is a wonderfully written book about George Bellamy, who has lost his battle with cancer and chooses to spend his last days making peace with his life, hopes, dreams and family. His nurse, Claire Turner, is hiding from her past but learning from George about what's important in life and what isn't. Ross Bellamy, just back from the war in Afghanistan, learns that his grandfather is dying of cancer and while coming to terms with what will be his greatest loss also learns about what's most important in life. The characters were well developed and their stories blend so well together. Susan Wiggs did an excellent job of writing a book about family and love. This is truly the best book in the series!
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
Wiggs brings love, loss, and rejuvenation to the forefront in this enchanting tale. To say that this novel was unique is an understatement. Wiggs return to Camp Kioga melds emotion with beautiful scenery in a story that I won’t soon forget. Wiggs’ characters come to life in the most unique, yet absolutely human, of ways. The look back at George’s life was both inspiring and heartbreaking. The way in which Wiggs melded the past with the present was absolutely unforgettable. The contrast between what was and what is was breathtaking. The stories of the main characters also really drew me in. Claire’s past is so unimaginable yet Wiggs develops it in such a manner that I could easily picture living through it. I got a kick of watching Ross try and unravel the different threads of what was going on. At the same time, I loved how the story was about so much more than simply two people falling in love. Life, as a whole, was a major component in this tale. Once again Wiggs has created a novel full of life, love, and everything that goes with it. The one of a kind plot captured my attention, while the characters kept me coming back time and time again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series. Lots of emotion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with what the below person said. How did he/she not know he was in a girl's body?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Write more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stopped at tree's. Its trees, not tree's. It could also be trees', if you are talking about something that applies to multiple, tree's is one tree.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story about two people who were always in the background (Nina and Zack) was just not as interesting as all the others, dragging along at a slow pace.
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Ross and Claire find love while George teaches them that love never fails. Grab it while you can.
lovesbooksSE More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. Enough that I am ordering the series from the beginning.
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LucyBH More than 1 year ago
Read in January, 2013 I have enjoyed this book about a girl who had witnessed double murder by a trusted adult while in the foster system. From that day on she had to disappear and learn to live on the run if need be. While her motto was not to get attached to anyone so that they will not get hurt she chose a profession that would allow for that as well - working with dying patients. When taking on another assignment she was not aware that her patient had other plans for her and his grandson. And the real story begins. Very interesting turn of events follow...
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