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Must-read: Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs

Lisa Steinke, with Liz Fenton, is the co-author of the debut chick lit novel l'll Have Who She's Having and the popular Chick Lit blog chicklitisnotdead.com.

Discovering the true meaning of home

New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs' highly-anticipated novel, Return to Willow Lake is here. A story of an idyllic town where one woman will rediscover her dreams, her family and find a new love, it's our pick for a must-read.

Return to Willow Lake

Fans of Susan Wiggs have been anxiously awaiting her ninth book in The Lakeshore Chronicles series, Return to Willow Lake. In each of her novels, Wiggs explores the true meaning of home. From her first book in this series, Summer at Willow Lake, the story of a woman fleeing her broken engagement, to her latest, the story of a woman who must help her mother after a devastating diagnosis, Wiggs has been praised for her ability to paint the fine details of human relationships, her knack for writing with compassion, humor and assurance and for her refreshingly honest emotion.

Beyond this series, Wiggs has also written The Chicago Fire Trilogy, The Tudor Rose Trilogy, The Calhoun Chronicles, The Discovery Trilogy, as well as thirteen other standalone novels. Readers who love Wiggs are lucky to have seemingly endless opportunities to read her compelling books.

About Return to Willow Lake

Sonnet Romano's life looks exactly as it should. She has a great career, a boyfriend and she's just been offered a prestigious fellowship. Then Sonnet finds out her mother is expecting a baby that she wasn't exactly expecting. The news should be happier, but it's a high-risk pregnancy. And now Sonnet must put everything on hold to help her mother through the dangerous part of her pregnancy. After, she'll go back to her life just as she left it, or so she thinks.

Her mother is given a devastating diagnosis and Sonnet must decide what really matters in life, even if that means staying in Avalon and accepting a job working alongside her biggest, and maybe her sweetest, mistake from her past -- award-winning filmmaker Zach Alger.

Sonnet embarks on a summer of emotional ups and downs, rediscovering old dreams and new opportunities for life and love. And she ultimately realizes the true meaning of home.

This is a satisfying novel about the human heart that will leave you hoping Wiggs will write a tenth novel that will take place by the lakeshore.

Read an excerpt of Return to Willow Lake here >>

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