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On the longest night of the year, Jenny Majesky loses everything in a devastating house fire. But among the ashes she finds an unusual treasure hidden amid her grandfather's belongings, one that starts her on a search for the truth, and on a path toward a life that she never imagined. The Winter Lodge, a remote cabin owned by her half sister on the shores of Willow Lake, becomes a safe refuge for Jenny, where she and local police chief Rourke McKnight try to sort out the mysteries revealed by the fire.
But when a blizzard traps them together, Jenny, accustomed to the safe predictability of running the family bakery, suddenly doesn't feel so secure. For even as Rourke shelters her from the storm outside, she knows her heart is at risk. Now, following her dreams might mean walking away from her one chance at love.
©2007 Susan Wiggs (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
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4 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on 04-20-17

History, Heritage, and Holding Out Hope

The Winter Lodge is a story about family and small town folks sticking together . . . and Jenny Majesky, the owner of the local bakery has just lost her grandmother . . . it was Jenny's grandparents who started the bakery, with their original dough starter from Poland . . . which they carried with them as they fled from the country as Hitler's army invaded . . . and the book includes many recipes with their traditional ethnic celebrations . . . Jenny grew up in the bakery, learning how to bake and create the breads and pastries that her grandmother and mother made . . . and she began to keep a journal as a young child, not long after her mother left her . . . to be raised by her grandparents . . . a series of letters and thoughts that she wrote to her mother through the years, Jenny's journals continued . . . in her teen years when two boys at summer camp caught her eye . . . both vying for her attention . . . when only one really caught her heart . . . a secret she buried deep within . . . years passed, things changed . . . people changed . . . but one thing never changed . . . then one horrible night, unable to sleep, a panic attack suffocating her, Jenny left in the wee hours of the morning to go to the bakery, where she knew she'd find the comfort of friendly faces . . . and hours later the fire engines roared by . . . sirens blaring in the dark . . . and then Rourke McKnight, the police chief came to the bakery to find Jenny . . . to tell her that her home . . . the home she grew up in, her grandparents' home . . . had burned to the ground . . . Rourke, that same handsome face from all those years ago at summer camp . . . and here he was again . . . this is their story and the story of their families . . . the small town where they live, their friends and the long ago mystery that lay hidden . . . its a sweet story with an unexpected ending . . .

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5 out of 5 stars
By Judy on 03-17-17

Wonderful book

I loved this book! although I lean to mysteries , This book was mesmerizing !
I could not put it down!
Thank You!

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