Friday, January 8, 2016

Review: Lakeshore Christmas by Susan Wiggs

Series: Lakeshore Chronicles Book #6
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 384
Rating: 3 Stars
How I Got It: Purchased
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction
Publisher: Mira

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads
Maureen Davenport finally gets to direct Avalon's annual holiday pageant, and she's determined to make it truly spectacular. But former child star Eddie Haven is turning out to be a tattooed lump of coal in her stocking. Eddie can't stand Christmas, but a judge's court order has landed him right in the middle of the merrymaking. He and Maureen spar over every detail of the pageant, from casting troubled kids to Eddie's original song. Is he sabotaging the performance to spite her, or is she foricng the show into her storybook-perfect notion of Christmas? And is it possible that they're falling in love?


To be completely honest, this was kind of disappointing read. The writing felt very passive and was often repetitive. I don't plan on reading another Susan Wiggs book. At least not anytime soon.

Maureen really bothered me. She was incredibly uptight and self-righteous. And the way she talked often felt very unnatural. She loosened up a little towards the end, but not enough for me.

On the otherhand, Eddie was great. I really enjoyed his POV and story. He was a nice take on the celebrity trope. And I always like a good sobriety story. He was very kind and I love how passionate he was about music.

The romance was OK. It went really slow and not in a good way. Then, it seemed to go very fast. They're an OK couple, but I don't really feel any chemistry between them.

It did have a pretty nice Christmas feel. There were touches of whimsy and spirituality. And it generally had a feeling of joy and the power of the season.

Thanks for reading!

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