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Heart's Desire

(Shores of Indian Lake #2)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  19 reviews
His homecoming is bittersweet…for both of them

Café owner Maddie Strong is finally ready to take her burgeoning cupcake business to the next level. With the help of handsome businessman Alex Perkins, her future's all mapped out. Until her first love comes home.

At seventeen, Maddie adored Nate Barzonni with her whole heart and soul. But when he asked her to elope, she'
Paperback, Large Print, 191 pages
Published August 1st 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Nate Barzonni returns home after a long absence and what greets him upon his arrival? His first love Maddie Strong in a wedding dress. Talk about a figurative gut punch… and a literal one may not be far behind. (He deserves it) For her part, Maddie is finally on the cusp of her dreams. Dreams that have evolved and matured over the 11 years since she last saw or heard from Nate Barzonni. A new relationship, a new life… and then Nate returns. Nate has one dream. Maddie has another. And just when t ...more
May 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2018
Heart's Desire is the second book in Lanigan's Shores of Indian Lake series (which now includes nine books). I haven't read book one (or any of the other books), so I struggled a bit with all of the characters. Not only are there many plot threads going on, but the story is told from many, many perspectives. You'd expect to read things from the main characters' points of view, but Mrs. Beabots? Some lady named Louise? Every time the book shifted to a perspective that wasn't Nate's or Maddie's, I ...more
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heart’s Desire is book two from the Shores of Indian Lake series by Catherine Lanigan. I have not read the first book in the series and had no problem getting into the story. This is, also, my first introduction of this author’s work. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Maddie is a fun character to get to know. Nate is one character full of mystery and intrigue to me. I did not care too much for Alex but he fit nicely into the plot.

Heart’s Desire is a delightful read that I thought was worth sitting down
I've only read books 6 and 7 in the series, but it was fun being back in Indian Lake. Heart's Desire was a captivating story that had me hooked from the bridal shop scene.

I liked Maddie, a lot, and found her determination of reaching her goal of franchising her shop admirable. However, I didn't like how she was dating two guys at the same time or the way she handled things after making her decision between them.

All in all, this was an enjoyable read and I'm glad to have read it. I'm excited tha
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this is a goodreads giveaway. The book is the second in the Shores of Indian Lake, but can be read without having read the others just fine. The protagonist is Maddie Strong, who has a cupcake business and is looking to turn it into a franchise. Her love interest is Nate Barzonni, her boyfriend in high school who proposed to her, and then disappeared for eleven years. He has finally come home, and the characters struggle to come to grasp with their feelings after so long of being apart, bu ...more
Darlene Torday
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Prism Book Tours for giving me this item. My opinion and review were not influenced by this gift.

It's always interesting to find a new author only to discover they have been writing for a long time.  Catherine Lanigan has written many books, and I imagine they are all as good as Heart's Desire.  :-)

The first thing I noticed about the book was the wonderful descriptions that were used.  Such beautiful imagery was used throughout the book.  The author also went into detail ab
Suzie Waltner
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
As long as each book stands alone, I’m fine with coming in late to a series. Despite my best intentions, though, I don’t make it to the earlier books. As is the case with Catherine Lanigan’s Shores of Indian Lake books. So I was thrilled when the opportunity to read one of the second book written in this series came about. It was a treat to get to go back in time a little—to the true introduction of the Barzonni family.
What struck me most about this book is the exploration of changing dreams. Re
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Once again Mrs. Lanigan has transported us back to Indian Lake. Where everything seems real including the characters. This is the second book I have read from this author. This book will keep ya turning the pages to see what is going to happen.

I loved the characters in this story. They felt like real life people and I felt everything they were going thorough. And I mean what could be better than having two guys fighting for you.

I really enjoyed this book and felt every moment of the story. I w
Jess Lawson
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heart's Desire is the second book in the Shores of Indian Lake series by Catherine Lanigan. I have came to enjoy my visit to Indian Lake. Maddie is such a fun character and I really enjoyed Nate as well.

Trying to prove to the world that you are not your mother when you are really just trying to convince yourself is one of the hardest aspects of life I could imagine. The challenges life throws at you can change your life path. Some of those same challenges affected Maddie and Nate.

This read is
Janice Sisemore
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Heart’s Desire

Love the story of Maddie and Nate. I am looking forward to seeing the movie of it. Nate left her eleven years ago and comes back to town to work at the local hospital. I loved that he was a surgeon. He wants to work at the Indian reservation once there is an opening. Maddie had a coffee shop with bake goods, sounded so good. Will they be able to get back together? Also I lot of other great characters in the book. I loved the name of one. I received an complementary copy of the boo
May 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
This one didn't keep my interest. I saw no clean way out without one of the characters giving up what they really wanted. I don't believe in giving up your dream for someone (which is different from making compromises), so this just felt wrong to me in many ways. The writing was pretty okay, though, and both characters were described well through their interactions.
Kate Vale
Aug 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemp-romance
Cafe owner Maddie Strong is on the cusp of selling her cupcake and coffee business to an investor interested in franchising the business and it's been her dream to have such success. Adding to her pounding heartbeat is her gradual realization that Alex is also intent of landing her for himself and bringing her to Chicago to live with him. The thought tickles her fancy, but is he really what she wants? And if she refuses his attentions, will he kill the franchise plan?

Then Nate Barzonni, Maddie's
Lissy Peace
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really love this story. Two high school lovers are torn apart when Nate leaves Indian Lakes to join the military because he is afraid to confront his farming family and tell them that he does not want to continue in the family business. Instead be becomes a soldier and then goes on and becomes a heart surgeon pursuing skills in the latest technology. Maddie holds on to the pain she felt when Nate first left and never falls in love in the 11 years that he is gone. When he finally comes back to ...more
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Catherine Lanigan's Heart's Desire, another sweet, clean, Harlequin Heartwarming title. Maddie Strong adored the man of her dreams, Nate Barzonni, but then he left her, simply disappeared for eleven years. Now he's back and she wants no part of him. He broke her heart, and she's determined to cast him off forever....or is she? Maddie's got big plans for her cupcakes and coffee business. At last she's come close to having the success she's craved for years, and Alex Perkins is determine ...more
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jackie by: Good Reads First Read Giveaway
I received a copy of this book thru the Good Reads First Read giveaway. Thank you,always love more books. I enjoyed this new series . This is the second in the series but can be read alone. This one is all about Mattie and Nate, teenage sweethearts who had a horrible misunderstanding
which led to a end of their love. Or so they thought. Eleven years later they meet again. At that time Maddie was still steaming over what happened. Trials and problems and again misunderstandings begin again. Can th
Janice Sisemore
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014, 2018
The story of Maddie and Nate and characters from the first book also. Loved this book, now I want the next in the series.
Joy Strother
Oct 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I think this book is boring.It is a slow read.I didn't like it much.It did have a happy ending and that was nice.
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Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, “Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart”, Chocolate for a Woman’s Spirit”. Ms. Lanig ...more

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