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Dockside (Lakeshore Chronicles #3)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  5,968 Ratings  ·  236 Reviews
With her daughter grown and her nest now empty, Nina Romano is ready to embark on a new adventure. But just as she's beginning to enjoy being on her own, she finds herself falling for Greg Bellamy, owner of the charming Inn at Willow Lake and a single father of two. Greg's first marriage fell prey to a demanding career, and he's determined to make a new start before it's t ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 453 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Center Point (first published June 1st 2007)
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Jonel Boyko
Dec 10, 2013 Jonel Boyko rated it it was amazing
This was another brilliant instalment in the Lakeshore Chronicles. The author draws you back into this quaint lakeside town and immerses you in the lives of the characters with her well-polished writing and breathtaking descriptions. I love how Wiggs isn’t afraid to bring topics such as teenage pregnancy to the forefront of her story. The characters are also individuals that you can’t help but fall in love with, at least by the end. There were one or two who annoyed me at times until they were a ...more
Apr 13, 2016 Obsidian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
There was so much mess in this book I don't even know how to unpack it. I finally DNFed it at page 120 because I could not deal with the rising and falling of my blood pressure.

This is book #3 in the Lakeshore Chronicles series. I grabbed it at the library because I previously had read a book by Wiggs before (The Apple Orchard) that didn't work for me at every level, but I still wanted to try another book of hers. This book started out with an interesting premise that went all to hell the furth
Dec 19, 2010 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, romance
It is official, I have fallen in love with this series. What I have discovered about this series is that these books are about the have's and the have not's. The have's seem like they have it, society class, and family, while the have not's seem to struggle for the things that money can buy, but they have lots of love. But all is not what it seems, the have's seem to be slowly finding out that money and the status will not get you what you need. The other thing that these books are ...more
Nancy Brady
Single mom Nina Romano and newly divorced dad Greg Bellamy finally connect and fall in love after years of dancing around each other in this contemporary romance set in this Lakeshore Chronicles novel.

Part family saga, part romance...this is an ongoing series of tales set in Avalon, which is as important as the characters themselves. Although each are standalone stories, the various characters often show up again. Overall, an enjoyable series to read without graphic sexual scenes.
Feb 14, 2009 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Susan by: Linda
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Jane Stewart
OK, but not recommended.

This is a book about relationships floating around and developing from three different unmarried teens getting pregnant. I would categorize it as contemporary women's fiction, as opposed to a romance novel. There were no sex scenes in this book. The author describes a couple kissing and the next sentence was similar to they woke up at dawn in each others arms. I don't require sex scenes to enjoy a book. For example, Claire Cross wrote two "relationship" books (having litt
Kate Vale
Aug 29, 2013 Kate Vale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemp-romance
Third in the Lakeshore Chronicles, this story focuses on Nina Roman0, formerly her mother's helped when she worked as a cook at Camp Kioga, and Greg Bellamy, youngest of the four Bellamy trust fund kids. Their history is something he doesn't hint he recalls, but Nina can't help remembering. All the more reason she is furious when he buys the Inn out from under her. It had been her dream--forever! Now, with the flick of a banker's foreclosure document, he's the owner and wants her to manage it. C ...more
Dec 04, 2009 Stacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this was my favorite book of the whole series.

Nina Romano and Greg Bellamy share a turbulent past fraught with humiliation, rejection, and a mutual, if never-consummated, sexual attraction stretching back to her early teens. When Nina discovers that Greg is now a recently divorced, rich, and successful father of two and the new owner of the Inn at Willow Lake, she is forced to reevaluate her lifelong dream of owning the place herself. For his part, Greg finds the mature woman even more e
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I felt that this was more about Greg Bellamy his daughter Daisy and son Max then about Nina and Greg or the Inn at Willow Lake. Nina and Greg as a couple felt like more of a filler story. As far as Daisy and Max go I think Max is more of a brat then Daisy. and I pretty much think that Greg Bellamy is a spoiled brat also. I don't care how good looking he is or how much money he has Nina Romano should have ran the other way from him.
Apr 01, 2014 Debra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Susan Wiggs. I am reading the Lakside Collection a little out of order but enjoying the books nevertheless. This would make a great summer/vacation/beach read.
May 03, 2009 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Third in the series...her books are mind candy.
Sep 29, 2012 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Switching back and forth from the past to the present is informative, but somehome it keeps me from being completely immersed in the story. The series is pleasant and enjoyable, but not compelling.
Two-haiku review:

Her daughter's all grown
Her dream is to own the inn
But he buys it first

Enjoying series
Always several subplots
Substantial stories
Sulis Peri Hutan
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Setelah melepas jabatannya sebagai Wali Kota Avalon karena kasus koruptur pada masa jabatannya, Nina berencana beralih haluan menjadi pembisnis. Dia ingin memiliki penginapan di Danau Willow, tempat yang sangat berarti banginya dulu, tempat di mana dia berusaha bangkit dari kesalahannya. Waktu kecil ia pernah bekerja di sana sehingga dia tahu seluk beluk tentang penginapan itu. Sampai-sampai dia rela pdkt sama pimpinan bank yang berencana melela
Greg Bellamy and Nina Romano first met when Nina was making bakery deliveries with her best friend, Jenny Majesky, to Camp Kiowa. Nina was boy crazy and knew it. Greg appeared interested but didn't realize that she was the daughter of the camp cook. He was told by one of the other boys that she was just 14 and decided it was in his best interest to leave her alone.
Nina chose to go a celebration at the Avalon Country Club for the West Point cadets and found herself having sex with her date, Lawr
Jennifer Hevern
I love this series and Dockside was no exception. Nina & Greg's story is sweet and romantic, but what I really enjoy are the supporting characters Wiggs continues to build up. Making me want to continue the series to see what's happening to everyone :)
Mary Dickens
May 25, 2017 Mary Dickens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this series.
Jan 10, 2017 Jil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een prachtig verhaal!
Sue Stewart
Mar 17, 2017 Sue Stewart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved Nina and Greg's story and this series so far.
Susan Wiggs writes amazing characters - grab right on to you till the very end - and you have fallen completely in love with them!

"Being scared isn't always a bad thing. Makes you careful."
Adeeba Arif
Sep 23, 2016 Adeeba Arif rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
books-i-own, lovable-i-wanna-marry-him-kind-of-hero
So, Dockside. They say never judge a book by its cover. Which is exactly what I did in the case of Dockside. I remember wandering into a book store near my workplace (as per habit) during my break, when I discovered that they were having a part-sale. Given the fact that I get a lady-boner at the sight of books, I rummaged through the overflowing carts of books, trying to get my hands on a decent romance novel. Contemporary or Historic, anythi
Jan 19, 2017 Éride rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
A orillas del lago es una novela romántica escrita por Susan Wiggs en el año 2007. Cuenta con un total de 349 páginas.
Nina es una mujer joven con una hija adolescente a punto de terminar la universidad. Su sueño siempre ha sido regentar el hotel de su pueblo, que se encuentra a orillas de un lago, pero Greg, un apuesto divorciado con dos hijos a su cargo, se lo arrebata, ofreciéndole a ella un puesto como directora.
Tras pensárselo mucho, decide aceptar, eso sí, con r
Shana Donahue
Dec 23, 2010 Shana Donahue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Lakeshore Chronicles series. It is the story of Greg Bellamy and Nina Romano. Greg is a divorced father of two. His son, Max, is having issues adjusting to his parent's separation and his oldest daughter Daisy is pregnant.

Daisy, Max and Greg have been with the series since the beginning. Nina has too, but only as a minor character. She had more of a role in the the second book “The Winter Lodge,” but was still a supporting character.

I like Greg and was glad that he
Dockside is the third book in Lakeshore Chronicles series by Susan Wiggs.
The story continues as it follows Greg Bellamy, the new owner of the Inn At Willow Lake, and Nina Romano, the town of Avalon's former mayor.

Greg and Nina briefly know each other, as they both grew up in Avalon. They never were in the same circle of friends, as he is from the distinguished Bellamy family, and she one of the many Romano children, daughter of a local teacher.

The story finds Nina wanting to purchase the Inn At
Sep 01, 2009 Rossy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Macomber, Carr, Wiggs and Cont. romance fans
Recommended to Rossy by: series continuation
Again a great follow up to the series!

Things i liked:

*The heroes so far are the best thing in the series. They are somewhat broken men who when they love they do it deeply, but of course are afraid to just come out and say it.
*The side stories. They give us glimpses on the past couples along with the start development for future ones.
*Again, the community and family. I love stories like this.
*The heroines accomplishments and determination at such a young age. I liked her so much better as a teen
Jul 06, 2014 Lindsey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It really bothers me that this book is inconsistent with the last one. In The Winter Lodge, Nina finds out that she is pregnant and goes with Jenny, Rourke, and Joey to an abortion clinic. She decides to keep the baby and goes home to face her family with the news. We know that this is during the summer both because it says so and because Rourke and Joey wouldn't be there otherwise. In this book, it is Autumn when Nina's mother reveals that she knows Nina is pregnant and takes her to the doctor. ...more
Jul 15, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was weary of reading this story just because the characters are so much older than myself. I'm 24 and I usually don't enjoy stories about people a good 15 years older than me. But Greg and Nina's story was delightful and a great read that didn't make me feel young or immature at all!
You know a story is great when you forget yourself and just enjoy the lives of the people enfolding on the page before you.
Greg Bellamy has moved back to Avalon, where he grew up. He bought the Inn at Willow Lake r
Dec 22, 2012 Cara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 08, 2011 LadyCalico rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, I liked this book, but it sure had a lot of weak points--primarily any part involving a very poorly developed and uninteresting character named Daisy who is badly in need of a personality transplant. Since Daisy's out-of-wedlock pregnancy takes up much of the book (wow, imagine any guy who would have such poor taste as to screw Daisy, yuck, guess he has a thing for empty headed blow-up dolls) that means there is a whole lot of parts with the boring Daisy stuff detracting badly from the ...more
Lynn Aoude
Feb 26, 2013 Lynn Aoude rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't finish it!!!!!!
I didn't even get halfway through!!!!
The main reason I threw this book aside is because of the main character Nina. She pissed me off right from the beginning. For 3 parts of the book (that's how far I could get before giving up), she was just pissed off and childish (even in the parts where she's an adult with a daughter in college). All she does is rant and rant, with no action about it unless it's an extremely stupid one that makes matters worse and the cycle begins
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Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends...and 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 ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Lakeshore Chronicles (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Summer at Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, #1)
  • The Winter Lodge (Lakeshore Chronicles #2)
  • Snowfall at Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, #4)
  • Fireside (Lakeshore Chronicles, #5)
  • Lakeshore Christmas (Lakeshore Chronicles, #6)
  • The Summer Hideaway (Lakeshore Chronicles, #7)
  • Marrying Daisy Bellamy (Lakeshore Chronicles #8)
  • Return to Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles #9)
  • Candlelight Christmas (Lakeshore Chronicles, #10)
  • Starlight on Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, #11)

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