The Winter Lodge

 Jenny’s lived her whole life in Willow Lake, finding safety and warmth running her little bakery. Until one winter she loses everything in a devastating house fire. Sifting through the ashes she finds a chance for a different life…

I really enjoyed this contemporary romance by Susan Wiggs – the first book I have read by this author. The protagonists Rourke McKnight and Jenny Majesky share a history which is explored at various points within the book. I  liked the way we were taken back and forth as their past was revealed bit by bit, just enough to keep you wanting more.

There are various recipes throughout the book which I didn’t really take much notice of and skimmed over after the first couple not being much of a baker, but if you enjoy making cakes I am sure they are very interesting.

While Jenny and Rourke are the main characters there are lots of other characters who have things going on in their lives and I am looking forward to reading more in this series of books.

This book is not just about the romance, it’s about finding who you are and what you really want when everything has been pulled out from under you. I did experience many emotions and yes, I cried!

Jenny and Rourke are both a tad irritating at times and at some points in their past I wanted to shout ‘get a grip!’ Ultimately though, you cannot help rooting for them and of course there is the required happy ending.

I will definitely be looking for more books in this series.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Book Information
  • Author: Susan Wiggs
  • Series: Lakeshore Chronicles (2)
  • Format: Kindle
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Genre: Romance
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