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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,941 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Wiggs Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lakeshore Chronicles Series Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781423351993
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The prim librarian is finally getting her chance to direct Avalon’s annual holiday pageant, and she’s determined to make it truly spectacular. But it might just require one of those Christmas miracles she’s always read about.

The problem is her codirector is recovering former child star Eddie Haven, a long-haired, tattooed lump of coal in Maureen’s pageant stocking. Eddie can’t stand Christmas, but a court order from a judge has landed him right in the middle of the merrymaking.

Maureen and Eddie spar over every detail of the pageant, from casting troubled kids to Eddie’s original—and distinctly untraditional—music. Is he trying to sabotage the performance to spite her? Or is she trying too hard to fit the show into her storybook-perfect notion of Christmas?

And how is it possible that they’re falling in love?

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs conjures the heartwarming holiday tale of two people looking beyond the disappointments of the past to the promise of the future. Amid the holiday bustle of crackling fires, caroling singers and delicious secrets, the season of goodwill becomes the backdrop for Willow Lake’s most unlikely love story yet.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizz Wodrich | 2/18/2014

    " I've enjoyed this series, but I find that I need to reread some of the older ones as I've forgotten how some of the relationships work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 H2 | 2/13/2014

    " I liked this, but the Daisy Bellamy teasers are getting old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 2/7/2014

    " Good escape for the holidays. Not an intricate plot but enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 1/29/2014

    " It wasn't bad. Some of it seemed rushed and a little tame, but it was still a good book. Though I was disappointed with the cliffhanger. I wanted to know who dropped the ring! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/22/2014

    " My favorite of the bunch so far....Susan Wiggs is awesome! Love these characters, love meeting new ones, and CAN'T WAIT to finish lose ends! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 1/18/2014

    " Another good story in the series - definitely looking forward to reading Daisy's story! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 1/15/2014

    " Of all the books I've ever read, (and I can't believe I'm going to finish this one)this book hits absolutely every steretype image that you've ever had about a. Librarians, b.child actors, c. romance and the prim librarian,d.christmas. There are more but I am appalled at this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 1/1/2014

    " I loved the story. A nice Christmas tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Savannah | 12/26/2013

    " This book is great, not a typical Christmas story. It is a stand alone book, I have never read any of the other Lakeshore books and this made total sense. It was so good I will likely read the others. I compleatly reccomend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/20/2013

    " Not I book I would have ever read if it were not a book club book but by the end I couldn't put it down. Guess every girl enjoys a love story! A bit fluffy for me but a good read during a busy holiday season. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tisha | 12/17/2013

    " This 6th book of the Lakeshore Chronicles brings us former child star Eddie Haven, who hates Christmas and Maureen Davenport, who loves Christmas. They are putting on the annual holiday pageant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 12/16/2013

    " a perfect book to read this time of year. loved catching up with everyone at willow lake, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 12/3/2013

    " If you like Debbie MaComber, you will like this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 11/29/2013

    " Better than expected after reading the reviews. The theme of Christmas being the best time of year is pretty exhaustive but overlooking this flaw the storyline is predictable but in a charming way. The characters depiction increased by overall rating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/22/2013

    " Starting this one...main character is a librarian & her library has run out of funds & will be closing unless a miracle happens. Which it probably will as this is a Christmas story.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 10/24/2013

    " Holiday reading at it's finest. Excellent character development, interesting story and happily ever after. What could be better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Wahl | 9/3/2013

    " Read it last Christmas season....enjoyed it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 8/21/2013

    " I loved this one! I loved that she was a librarian/reader, and that he was in a band. I loved Jabez. I like that it was easy to figure out early on who Jabez was, and wait for them to figure it out. It was a good romance/Christmas book all rolled into one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan 2 | 4/16/2013

    " It was amazing because it reminded me soooo much of my very good librarian friend! It was nice reading a story about someone you know. Love ya Librarian! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen Thompson | 3/18/2013

    " I'm such a sucker for Christmas, so this is one of my favorite books from the series. The main character is a librarian! What's not to love? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gemma | 12/23/2012

    " I skimmed most of the second half to see how it ended. Not that there was really much doubt as to how it would end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 9/28/2012

    " This is a great holiday book to get you in the mood and spirit of Christmas. Please note, read all the way until the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 8/11/2012

    " This was not one of Wiggs better books. Very predictable and not that good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Peralta | 6/30/2012

    " such a great chrismtas read. loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Rogers | 3/24/2012

    " A little frustrated by the supernatural element; not necessary even as it was touching. Another nice story. Eddie's been likable from the first time we encountered him. Nice to see Sophie and Noah and Bo and Kim moving along too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawna Hansen | 10/23/2011

    " Great underlying stories. How do we find out what happened with Daisy? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesica | 10/13/2011

    " I started this series by chance and now I can't wait to read the next one. They are slightly predictable but I still love them, even though Daisy wasn't the main focus in this book I can not wait to find out who she marries... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/21/2011

    " It took me forever to get into this book but once I did, I had to see how it ended. It was cute. Glad I finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micky | 9/15/2011

    " Okay so this was not fine literature and the librarian stereotype was a bit much. However, it was a very enjoyable read and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Raquel | 4/15/2011

    " Me aburrio, tuve que saltarme varias partes para poder terminarlo "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anothertag | 4/13/2011

    " This 6th book of the Lakeshore Chronicles brings us former child star Eddie Haven, who hates Christmas and Maureen Davenport, who loves Christmas. They are putting on the annual holiday pageant.


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/28/2011

    " I'm such a sucker for Christmas, so this is one of my favorite books from the series. The main character is a librarian! What's not to love? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micky | 3/16/2011

    " Okay so this was not fine literature and the librarian stereotype was a bit much. However, it was a very enjoyable read and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/17/2011

    " My favorite of the bunch so far....Susan Wiggs is awesome! Love these characters, love meeting new ones, and CAN'T WAIT to finish lose ends! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corrine | 2/16/2011

    " I have found a new passion - easy to read love novels. This was a very fun and interesting novel. Aftering reading this novel, I've bought two more of Wiggs' Lake Shore Chronicles. These are great to read when you have a few minutes and take a bath with some tea or wine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 2/9/2011

    " Good escape for the holidays. Not an intricate plot but enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 2/5/2011

    " I loved this one! I loved that she was a librarian/reader, and that he was in a band. I loved Jabez. I like that it was easy to figure out early on who Jabez was, and wait for them to figure it out. It was a good romance/Christmas book all rolled into one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/10/2011

    " Main character is a librarian. How could i NOT like it! ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 1/6/2011

    " Good story to read before Christmas. A bit long but enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 1/4/2011

    " Holiday reading at it's finest. Excellent character development, interesting story and happily ever after. What could be better.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ana | 12/24/2010

    " Cute but too sugary sweet. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs lives at the water’s edge on an island in Puget Sound and commutes to her writers’ group in a seventeen-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. She’s been featured on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and is a popular speaker locally and nationally. She is the recipient of three RITA awards and four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. Her novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have made national bestsellers lists, including the USA Today, Washington Post and New York Times lists. She is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier, and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.