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Angel Lane (Heart Lake #3)

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Keep the heart in Heart Lake. That’s exactly what three small-town shop owners hope to do when they launch their crazy-ambitious “Have a Heart” campaign — asking neighbors to commit one random act of kindness every day.

Emma, Sarah, and Jamie love their lakeside community, but the little town is growing too big too fast, and a doing a good deed never hurt anyone. Or so the
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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published (first published September 29th 2009)
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April
Oct 08, 2009 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Angel Lane is a delightfully, wonderful and inspiring story, that I had to literally pull myself away from. Every once in a while, you come across a book that you can delve right into and feel as though you, yourself, are a part of the story. Angel Lane is one of those precious books. I absolutely loved Sheila Roberts's style of writing and her characters are so real and true to life. They are, quite simply, everyday women that most anyone can relate to in some way.

Jamie, Sarah and Emma are each
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Kathy
Sep 24, 2009 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a light-hearted, feel good read
Recommended to Kathy by: firstreads
I received this book in the mail earlier this week after winning it here on goodreads. It had sat on my coffee table until late last night when I picked it up. "I'll just read the first few pages before bed," I thought. I didn't put it back down until I finished it.

Angel Lane is just a simple feel good story about three friends that are trying to keep the heart in their small town. All the characters are real, three-dimensional characters with real problems and real emotions. They find that the
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Jess
Mar 11, 2010 Jess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2010
I gave this book 3.5 stars.

A brief summary: three women named Sarah, Emma and Jamie all live in a small town named Heart Lake. They have all become a little disheartened over their town's "decline". Basically it's growing, and as more and more people flood the area, it's slowly losing it's hometown spirit. People are becoming less interested in their neighbors, and more interested in themselves. The three women decide that they need to restore Heart Lake to it's past greatness. They begin their
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Gina
Jan 10, 2016 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
The plot was a good one: Three women, all having various problems (Jamie the chocolate shop owner, was abused by her ex-husband--a cop--and has sworn off men; Sarah, Jamie's aunt, is the town's baker, and is saddened by the recent move of her daughter and beloved granddaughters; Emma, owner of a struggling quilt shop, lives alone, and dreams of having a romance 'like in the movies') notice that the people of Heart Lake are just rude--so they start a group that does good deeds (aka Pay It Forwar ...more
Brigid
I bought this on impulse after quite literally judging the book by its cover. It was a really rough week and it just looked pleasant. (And then it was a rough enough month that I didn't actually start reading it for a few more weeks.) I wasn't disappointed, it is a pleasant story, but I wasn't blown away either. It's light and fluffy reading, although the characters are bit too broadly painted and the strict line between male and female roles is a bit too stereotypical for comfort. It's not part ...more
Julie
It was a fun Christmas romance, and it wasn't too corny! :-) I was really rooting for one of the couples.
Karen Geurts
I enjoyed this story. Many lives interweaving. Great characters. Loved the storyline.
Georgine
Mar 28, 2015 Georgine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another great book by Sheila. I would recommend this book to everyone.
It was about paying it forward by doing a good deed for some one. It made me feel good after reading this. The world would be a better place to live if more people got in the spirit of doing this.
Michael crage
May 30, 2014 Michael crage rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had trouble deciding whether to give it 4 or 5 stars and decided that the quality of writing and the story deserved 5 stars. It wasn't really the kind of book I would normally read, but I decided that should not take stars away. The only complaint I had was that if she was going to used names of places, she should have put them where they actually are. I live a mile from the bridge in Tulalip where the aunt was taken to the hospital. She stated that the Monroe hospital was the closest. In trut ...more
Gail Hollingsworth
Sheila Roberts NEVER disappoints and that is still true with Angel Lane. She can draw you into a story and a town and make you feel like you are really there. Three of the residents of Heart Lake, a baker, quilter, and chocolate maker decide that their small town is growing too fast and most everyone is doing their own thing and not really caring about others. They decide to start a campaign titled "Keep the Heart in Heart Lake". They try to get the town on board by asking all to do one thing fo ...more
Selin Kamaş
Feb 16, 2012 Selin Kamaş rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Çok güzel bir kitaptı :) İnsanın içini ısıtıyor :)
Jane
Jun 17, 2012 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Keep the heart in Heart Lake. That’s exactly what three small-town shop owners hope to do when they launch their crazy-ambitious “Have a Heart” campaign—asking neighbors to commit one random act of kindness every day. Emma, Sarah, and Jamie love their lakeside community, but the little town is growing too big too fast, and a doing a good deed never hurt anyone. Or so they thought…
When Emma slashes prices at her quilt shop, practically giving away blankets to anyone who looks vaguely cold, she al
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Ronna
Dec 20, 2012 Ronna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Angle Lane is located in a small town in Washington, but the community, small town support and feeling has long since left. Three local women are determined to make a change in this, with a helping hand--pass it forward plan.

Jessie makes delicious chocolates for her candy shop. She is also trying to get beyond her divorce after an abusive marriage. Her Aunt Sarah makes yummy items for her bakery shop. She's happily married but is sadly missing her two granddaughters as their family has just mov
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Jane
Mar 21, 2010 Jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I won this book, I was delighted. The blogs and comments I had read made one want to read it. Take the movie "It's a Wonderful life" and compare it to this book. Three women own difference types of shops and their lives impact each other - not only as friends but also in the community. Living in a small town myself I could well relate to the Keep the Heart in Heart Lake move. Rural Communities tend to look out for each other and big cities don't. I know as I was born in a big city.
One kind
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L8blmr
Sep 26, 2011 L8blmr rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every once in a while I just need to read an uncomplicated, heartwarming story to restore my faith in humanity, particularly if it is set in Small Town, America. Well, this is just such a book. It is a tried and true formula; three women, small-business owners at different places in their lives but having enough in common to be good friends. However, Ms. Roberts' strong yet down-to-earth, homespun writing style makes reading the misadventures of these ladies a lot of fun.

I would have rated this
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Romancing the Book
Angel Lane is a feel-good book that shouldn't be missed and is a perfect read for the upcoming Christmas holiday season.

The town of Heart Lake is losing that treasured small-town feeling that many of its residents cherish. So friends, and shop owners, Sarah, Emma and Jamie take it into their own hands to make a difference. They start the movement "keep the heart in Heart Lake" with the hopes that good deeds would be paid forward by those who had received the gesture.

But what book is without conf
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May
Mar 31, 2010 May rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Debbie Macomber fans
Okay so in the interest of full disclosure, I admit that I ended up crying towards the end of the book. Most times, I get teary-eyed especially if the beloved heroine is on her deathbed (e.g. Judith McNaught's Something Wonderful), but for some strange reason, I had tears flowing down my face when one of the lead characters was going through her personal crisis in the book. I am not saying this is a sad book. In fact, it's pretty much standard chick-lit fare that is highly reminiscent of Debbie ...more
ANNETTE
Mar 15, 2016 ANNETTE rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heartwarming story that restores my faith in humanity. This book is set in a small town with 3 women each have a small business and all at different places in their lives but, such good friends.
Carol B Davis
Feb 01, 2016 Carol B Davis rated it really liked it
Good

I like books where you are encouraged as the reader to better yourself by helping others even if it's just part of the story line.
Mellanie C
Jun 26, 2016 Mellanie C marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/14080237
Liz
Angel Lane by Sheila Roberts was a solid, cute, yet somewhat predictable story. The characters were extremely likable (especially Jamie), and the premise of the book is worthwhile (a little kindness goes a long way). That being said, as cute as it was, the storyline didn't engross me as it did some other reviewers. I had to struggle to finish, but I truly don't believe that this has anything to do with Roberts writing style or talent. I'm just not one for this particular type of "chick lit". Hat ...more
Carolyn
Mar 16, 2012 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not a big fan of fiction books, yet this book kept me entertained as I wondered what would happen next with Sarah, Jamie and Emma. It was something light to read on days when relaxation and escape from reality were necessary (although characters were going through real life situtations). Reading this book makes me want to read more by Sheila Roberts. Not only is it entertaining, but it leaves us with the motivating message that we should constantly look for opportunities to help others whet ...more
Alicia
Sep 06, 2009 Alicia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, romance
This was a cute romance novel, which did exactly what one would want in a romance novel. The plot line was a bit predictable, but I feel as though that is part of the genre. Emma's story, however, was the hardest to predict, though it was somewhat obvious she would come away happy. It was certainly an inspiring story, especially to start doing good things for one's own community. It may not have been something I'd pick out in a bookstore, but it was a quick lighthearted read and I would recommen ...more
Lisa
Apr 10, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good book from Sheila Roberts.
Shelby
Dec 26, 2015 Shelby rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
what was that?
Jewell
Apr 25, 2014 Jewell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ABSOLUTELY LOVED!!!!
Robin Sweeney
Aug 31, 2015 Robin Sweeney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy read
Kathryn
How could I not like a book that has a quilt shop, chocolate shop, book shop and lingerie shop in it? How can I not like a book that takes place in Washington state where I live? It's not that I didn't like it it's just that there wasn't any chemistry. It didn't call my name all day to come back to reading it and that's what I want from a book. I really wanted to like it and got over a 100+ pages into it and then asked why am I working so hard at wanting to like this bok?
Donna
Mar 06, 2013 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sheila Roberts books have been fun. Yes, they ALWAYS end on a happy note but after wrestling w/ day to day stressors & let downs it's nice to experience a little escapism.

Her characters are fun, the story lines are complete & it's easy to picture the environment the characters move through. I've read a couple of her books so far & at the end of each one she shares a couple of recipes mentioned in the book. It's fun because 2 of the books have had chocolatiers in them. =) yum!
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Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has three children. Her books have been best-sellers, Amazon top ten romance picks, and her popular holiday novel, "On Strike for Christmas" was made into a movie for the Lifetime channel. When she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s ...more
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