Thanks to Mother Talk, I had the opportunity to read Lakeshore Christmas (The Lakeshore Chronicles) during the last couple weeks. It is a very sweet romance set during Christmas in a small town. Susan Wiggs has a wonderful way of writing descriptive paragraphs, so that you feel there are pictures in the book (although there are none.) There's the requisite Christmas pageant, and cold weather, and characters who don't like each other but find themselves falling in love.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and found it sweet without being cloying. The story kept me turning the page, and I tucked into my bag more than once so I could read while waiting in line or before a meeting.
The book is part of a series of books, but the story and characters stood on their own quite nicely. I did like them enough to seek out the other books in the series, though, so I could get to know them more! This would make a nice gift for someone who enjoys gentle romances, maybe along with a nice mug and a canister of hot cocoa!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by MotherTalk on behalf of Lakeshore Christmas and received a copy of the book to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.