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Good Neighbors (Life in Icicle Falls #2.5)

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In Good Neighbors, Meredith Lange hopes that she and her son can start over in Icicle Falls, Washington. Her family's cabin is the only thing she's got left after settling her late husband's gambling debts. But on the first night in her new home, Jed Banks shows up, claiming to be the cabin's rightful owner. Then her son, Leo, starts getting into trouble at school.

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Kindle Edition, 77 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Harlequin Special Releases
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Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
It should have been so much better than that. One character seemed to be nothing more than a super-rich frankly half-boring do-gooder. The other was just compulsively incapable of just speaking with her son, that she treated as if he were still 4 or 5 years old instead of 13 - honestly she deserved every small wrong doing her son did. She did not communicate with her former husband either, though they allegedly went to marriage counselling. And she did not try communicating with her new neighbor ...more
Aug 02, 2015 rated it liked it
I love the plot but the constant switching between point of views is difficult
Ellen (more books, please)
Epitomizes what is wrong with novellas.
Too shallow, too trite, too quick. Just too many things wrong.

There was nothing horrible about it; there was just nothing good about it, either.

More of a promo piece for a teen program.

There were also formatting issues, misspelled words and run together words.
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this short sweet story.
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good Neighbors Can Make Great Families!

After a bit of a slow start to this series the books are getting stronger, better and more exciting. I really enjoyed this story that shows faith and an open heart really can lead to happy endings.
Kathleen Booker
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have read several of the Icicle Falls series and love them all. This is a great short reaad about life throwing blocks in your way and working thru them.
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A perfect ending
Tiffany Willams
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Under different circumstances, Meredith Lange was someone he would've wanted to see more of. But all he wanted right now was to see her gone."

Oh, it's a funny thing when paths collide. Or even when fate steps in.

Meredith and her teenage son were left with a mess after her late husband left them with tons of debt and broken hearts. The only thing she still had was a getaway cabin and the start of a new life.

Too bad that cabin already had a new owner...Jed Banks. He wasn't going to let someone
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. Meredith moved her and her teenage son from her city home to her family's cabin in a small town after the death of her husband and losing everything because of his gambling debts. Shortly after getting there, she meets her neighbor, Jed, who 'bought' her cabin and land. So he takes legal steps to evict her then finds out that he was swindled by Meredith's husband and doesn't really own the land. Jed and Meredith are attracted to each other and ...more
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another beautiful story by Sheila Roberts.

Poor Meredith is left to pick up the pieces of her broken life after the death of her husband. His death leaves her a single parent to her young son and his enormous gambling debts leave her without a penny to her name and no choice but to move into their vacation cabin, the only property she has left to call home. Or so she thought. When Jed Banks shows up at her front door one night to find out what she's doing in HIS cabin her life takes another nose
Dec 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eine tolle und erfrischende Geschichte für zwischendurch.

Ich mag den Schreibstil von Sheila Roberts und deshalb habe ich mir diese Kurzgeschichte von ihr runtergeladen. Die Rückkehr nach icicle Falls fand ich einfach toll und ich hoffe, dass es noch ganze viele Geschichten über diese tollen Bewohner und diese märchenhafte Stadt geben wirnd.

In dieser Geschichte geht es um Meredith und ihren dreizehnjährigen Sohn, die zusammen einiges durchmachen mussten. Nach den Spieleskapaden ihre Mannes, der v
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After losing everything because of her husband's gambling problem and his death from a car accident Meredith has no choice but to relocate her and her son to the family's cabin in Icicle Falls because that is the only thing they have left or so she thinks. Jed Banks is starting a camp for the youth of the town to give them a place to be mentored by their peers. He has purchased several tracks of land and one that has a cabin on it. He finds Meredith and her son living on in and declares he owns ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
This short story starts off with a a case of if you didn't have bad luck you would have no luck. This poor young widowed woman with a son feels she is a double loser already when it comes to men because the second man she allowed to get close to her heart wrapped his car around a tree in a drunken stooper. After, puuting her so far in gamblers debt she can't see the light of day. Her only thing left is the cabin gifted to them by her parents so she moves there with her son. Now to find out after ...more
Oct 27, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was a nice fast read. I felt bad for Leo and Meredith. To have someone basically steel from you to feed there addiction regardless of what it is, is terrible. I loved the part where Leo defended his mother in his own 12 year old way. The story felt rushed at some point and sort of lacking. Jed wanted Meredith and his camp. Of course you saw the route that issue was going to take. It was a good storyline but it was all very cookie cutter and fast.
Mar 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: starting-over
Adversaries who turn into lovers is a very common twist on the friends to lovers type of romance .

Sometimes it is hard to roll with what life dishes out and sometimes we find the hardest moments turn into the sweetest ones we never expected to enjoy again.

Readers like myself have learned that with some of life's hardest lessons we learn what will either make us stronger or totally break us in two.

Apr 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
The story was cute, a novells around Icicle falls. A newly single mom, who is unlucky in love moves her tern age son to I.F. to start over. A legal misunderstanding brings a handsome man into her life. It is a whirlwind courtship.
The editing was horrible and if it wasn't a favorite author I might have stopped reading.
Kylie Sheridan
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
While this book was shorter than I normally like to read, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with how it flowed and left me wanting more. Loved the build up of the characters and getting the feeling of actually knowing them which normally won't happen in a relatively short book. Very please reader.
Amy Jacobs
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
A quick novella that comes in at 77 pages on Goodreads. Rarely I can find a novella that I enjoy enough to give it a high rating. Usually there isn’t enough to the story to grab on to, but this one surprised me. The only downfall to the story was the Hero. I didn’t quite connect to him as much as I would have liked.
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This is a short romance story set in Icicle Falls, WA which the author has used as a setting for some of her other books. Meredith Lange is newly widowed with a teen son trying to start over, but comes into conflict with Jed Banks regarding the true ownership over her cabin. Some of the character interactions seemed a bit simplified, but this was an okay read.
Dorothy Diaz
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Truly inspiring

finding out about organizations like you Youth Assisting Youth can really help inspire others into doing more, and seeing that there are great organizations and places out there for kids in need of some help
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I did like this story... very nice and touching story about a Meresith whose husband dies and leaves her penniless and helpless and how she rises and makes a life her son and herself and soon finds someone who treasures her and respects her... thoug after some arguments and fights...
C.M. Cahill
Aug 01, 2014 rated it liked it
I give this a 3.5. I would have given it more but struggled when he was willing to forgive her debt to him before they were a couple. The cost of a property is way too much money to be like, never mind! Other than that it was a good story.
Crystal Yawn
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a good short read. A woman's extreme bad luck with love almost looses her everything. Luckily a eviction/law suite wins her everything.
The youth for youth program sounds wonderful. Wish we had on here for my pre-teen daughters
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is first book I read by Sheila Roberts. I felt sorry for the family in this story, especially Leo. I didn't like Jed at first. I really like the message in this story & it's a good freebie to read
Mar 21, 2014 rated it liked it
This was such a cute short story. Finished it in a couple hours. Very mellow read.
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great inspiration for this book. We need more of that. More organizations that help the youth, more people working on it, and more writers writing about it.
Anntonette Mabey
Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Good story line.

the editing needs work, but it's a cute story line. Not sleazy at all... just a good clean little book. Somewhat predictable however.
Pilar Seacord
Jun 29, 2016 rated it liked it
The story was enjoyable but there was something missing that would have made the story better. The lead characters needed fleshing out.
felicia germany
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Characters were fun ho nest and full of love. I fell in love with the town and the people in it
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
A cute little romance with plenty of cheesy moments. The premise is a little hard to believe but it's fine read and super short.
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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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