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Dockside (Lakeshore Chronicles #3)

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LONG, LAZY DAYS ... HOT SUMMER NIGHTS

With her daughter grown and flown, Nina Romano is ready to embark on a new adventure. She's waited a long time for dating, travel and chasing dreams. 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 with two kids of his own.

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Paperback, 408 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Mira Books (first published June 1st 2007)
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Jonel Boyko (Pure Jonel)
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
Darcy
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 all....money, 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
Kate Vale
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
Sueij
Feb 14, 2009 Sueij rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sueij 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...more
Stacy
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...more
Lindsey
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
Dianne
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.
Kittygabe
Jan 18, 2010 Kittygabe added it
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Kristina Smith
BOOK 3 of the Lakeshore Chronicles.

It's always best to read serial books in order so that the references to the previous books make sense, but Susan Wiggs does a good job of writing her books in such a way that you can read the books as stand-alones.

Nina Romano has only had two dreams in her life: to own the Inn on Willow Lake and to be with Greg Bellamy. Unfortunately, getting pregnant at 15 years old puts those dreams on hold. But now, her daughter Sonnet has graduated from high school and is...more
Carol
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.
Debra
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.
Rossy
Mar 16, 2010 Rossy rated it 3 of 5 stars
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...more
Sulis Peri Hutan
3.5 deh
lebih emosional baca buku kedua. kal ini yg jadi 'pengikatnya' adl penginapan di danau willow. impian Nina adl mengelola penginapan itu, waktu kecil ia pernah bekerja di situ dan tempat itu mempunyai tempat di hatinya sayangnya penginapan itu sudah dibeli Greg Bellamy. Greg meminta Nina menjadi manager penginapan krn dia tahu Nina sangat mengenal seluk beluk tempat itu. Nina tdk mau krn tempat itu seharusnya mjd miliknya. seperti dibuku sebelumnya ada tokoh lain yg diceritakan (anak Greg...more
Lola4
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
Shana Donahue
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...more
Lynn Aoude
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...more
Cara
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Elle
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...more
Mona
My Rating System
3 stars - Good book. I enjoyed it.
4 stars – Struck a chord, made me think or question
5 stars – Something about it haunted or stayed with me long after I finished it. Unforgettable.
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I got his book at the NWHRWA Lone Star Conference, and I have to admit this is the first book by this author that I've read. Why? No idea. Obviously I've missed the boat on her books.

I was completely sucked in when I read the first page during the conference, and finished the boo...more
Chris
GR Review:
With her daughter grown and flown, Nina Romano is ready to embark on a new adventure. She's waited a long time for dating, travel and chasing dreams. 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 with two kids of his own. Greg lost his first marriage to a demanding career. Now he's determined to make a new start before it's too late. Juggling work, raising his young son and...more
Tania Martins
De todos os que li até agora da Saga, este é o melhor! Gostei tanto da história de amor do Greg e da Nina talvez também pela envolvência familiar com a gravidez adolescente da Daisy e os problemas do Max mas dei por mim a torcer muito pelos protagonistas apesar de Nina ser muito teimosa por vezes...Greg era muito engraçado!

Adorei a relação que o Greg criou com a filha depois do divórcio conturbado e de ter ficado a braços com os filhos e com uma nova vida e aquele final é qualquer coisa de ternu...more
 PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
I feel so bad even giving this a 2 because I have LOVED the first 2 books in the series. Unfortunately though, Dockside was a dissapointment. Maybe my expectations where a lot higher after reading the previous books. This one just didn't capture my attention as much as I would have liked. To be honest I found Nina & Greg's story to be boring.

There wasn't much going on with any other characters like the first 2 books. However, I do have to admit that it was nice to read about Connor & Ol...more
Suzanne
I enjoyed this story a lot. In ways, Dockside may have been my favorite of the Lakeshore Chronicles stories so far. I enjoyed the characters (Nina, Greg, Max and Daisy) a lot, and I loved the details that went along with the history of and restoration of the inn. I only scored it as three stars because there were a number of inconsistencies in details between this story and earlier ones. The details involved the same characters and storylines that carried over. Things like dates or who was where...more
Vicki
Dockside, the third book of Susan Wiggs's Lakeshore Chronicles - I loved every second of this book. Nina Romano is one of my favorite characters to date. Among many wonderful traits, she knows what she wants and goes for it. This book tells the story of Nina Romano and Greg Bellamy whom share a long, complicated history and are now working as business partners with a possible intimate relationship blossoming. We are also re-intruduced to Daisy Bellamy whose teen-pregancy as well as per maturity...more
Debby
Story of Nina Romano, Jenny's best friend, and mother of Sonnet, Daisy's best friend. Sonnet was the result of a one-night stand when Jenny was fifteen. Nina worked hard to raise her, getting her degree and becoming Avalon mayor along the way. Sonnet's just graduated and Jenny's now free to take over The Inn at Willow Lake - her long held dream. Newly divorced Greg Bellamy has the same plan though, and together they try to work through past history to make a future for them together... successfu...more
Donna DiPaula
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I love to read and I think that from teenagers to young adults could read this. This is a good series of books that I think that everyone should read
Jennifer Arnaboldi
Aw man, this author has so many details about NY that were so on the money, one would think she grew up there and then she throws in a dumb comment about high school graduation being in May, when school in NY runs from the day after Labor Day to sometime inJune, depending on snow days. I really liked this series, but this is the second book where I found myself fired up about inconsistencies. My memory sucks and I can still pick them out. I think they need a rewrite or she needs new editors or b...more
S
What a sweet book. This is the perfect summer read. Easy to read, enjoyable and leaves you with a smile at the end of the book.
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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 www.fieldsend.org...more
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