The Season of Silver Linings (A Sweet Lake Novel Book 3)
She can’t change what’s come before. But letting go could bring healing—and the rare love that comes once in a lifetime.When Ohio pastry chef Jada Brooks and her two best friends restored the glorious Wayfair Inn, it was a boon to Sweet Lake—and to their own lives. Now Linnie and Cat are focused on private matters: one engaged, the other swept up in newlywed bliss. Jada has also begun looking to the future by dating widower Philip Kettering and forging a sudden, sweet bond with his six-year-old daughter.But the past isn’t finished with Jada. When a curious guest checks into the Wayfair, her delving questions stir Jada’s guilt about the heartbreaking events that scarred the town seven years ago. The risks Jada must take by revealing the truth will test every assumption she’s made about the meaning of family and the magic of enduring love.

The Season of Silver Linings (A Sweet Lake Novel Book 3) Details

TitleThe Season of Silver Linings (A Sweet Lake Novel Book 3)
Author
ReleaseJul 17th, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
Rating
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

The Season of Silver Linings (A Sweet Lake Novel Book 3) Review

  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third book in the Sweet Lake series but having not read the first two books wasn’t a problem for me at all. It sounds like the first two books focused on different characters, Cat and Linnie who are Jada’s best friends and co owners of the Wayfair Inn, but this book was focused on Jada and Cat and Linnie are secondary characters. While you can definitely jump in as I did I will say that I’m wishing I had the time to read the first two books because this was such a sweet, fun read.Jad This is the third book in the Sweet Lake series but having not read the first two books wasn’t a problem for me at all. It sounds like the first two books focused on different characters, Cat and Linnie who are Jada’s best friends and co owners of the Wayfair Inn, but this book was focused on Jada and Cat and Linnie are secondary characters. While you can definitely jump in as I did I will say that I’m wishing I had the time to read the first two books because this was such a sweet, fun read.Jada was a wonderful character, a great friend and a valued member of her community and while I enjoyed her, her boyfriend Phillip’s daughter Fancy stole the show. She’s a six year old going on sixteen, precocious and sassy with a penchant for sparkles, glitz and glam and I too have a six year old with similar qualities so naturally she captured my heart. All of the characters were fabulous, besides Fancy I was also fond of a group of women coined the Sweet Lake Sirens, think meddling, bossy women with the purest intentions with the added bonus of no filters, you really never know what they’ll do or say next, so fun!There was a mysterious aspect to the plot and I assumed it would be wrapped up in a predictable way but I was dead wrong. I love being wrong and when an author in a non mystery/thriller can still manage to surprise me then I’m thrilled! If you’re already a fan of this series then I’m sure you’ll be pleased with this one and if you’ve never read it before then I can definitely recommend it.The Season of Silver Linings in three words: Delightful, Hopeful and Light.
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  • Melodie
    January 1, 1970
    The Wayfair Inn in Sweet Lake, Ohio returns. Better times have arrived with the Inn enjoying it's hard won comeback. The trio of managers are hard at work getting ready for Linnie's wedding, running the inn and living their lives. Jada takes center stage as she confronts long buried feelings surrounding the death of her troubled young friend six years earlier. And as always, the Sweet Lake Sirens are ever present with their special brand of loving concern/meddling. As with her previous two in t The Wayfair Inn in Sweet Lake, Ohio returns. Better times have arrived with the Inn enjoying it's hard won comeback. The trio of managers are hard at work getting ready for Linnie's wedding, running the inn and living their lives. Jada takes center stage as she confronts long buried feelings surrounding the death of her troubled young friend six years earlier. And as always, the Sweet Lake Sirens are ever present with their special brand of loving concern/meddling. As with her previous two in this series, the author mixes drama and humor along with a dollop of magic. The importance of friends, family and loving kindness form the back bone of this author's writing style. It amazes me how fresh her style remains. Indeed, I have become so absorbed in the little towns and their inhabitants she creates that they seem real! Each of her books read just fine as stand alones but I recommend reading the series.Thanks to the author and NetGalley for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Becca Frank
    January 1, 1970
    The Season of Silver Linings, a Sweet Lake Novel by Christine Nolfi is one of her best works yet. That says a lot because the first two books in this series are dynamic. Nolfi works her magic as she brings in one of my favorite groups – the Sweet Lake Sirens. They have and always will hold a special place in my heart. I love their humor, their distinct personalities, their meddling and how they weave the wonderful energies of life into the world of those individuals they view as needing their pa The Season of Silver Linings, a Sweet Lake Novel by Christine Nolfi is one of her best works yet. That says a lot because the first two books in this series are dynamic. Nolfi works her magic as she brings in one of my favorite groups – the Sweet Lake Sirens. They have and always will hold a special place in my heart. I love their humor, their distinct personalities, their meddling and how they weave the wonderful energies of life into the world of those individuals they view as needing their particular style of help. As always there is a good balance between the characters, the background of the story, and the intricate actions and emotions that carry the story forward. Nolfi has such a beautiful gift of storytelling which pulls the reader into a world so full of life; we forget it is just that – a story. I felt I was living at the Wayfair Inn, or working there. Cat, Linnie, and Jada were my friends. Book 3 is about Jada and her growth as she works through some deep-seated feelings. The drama had me holding my breath, the humor had me laughing out loud (even while sitting in a doctor’s office), and the twist kept me reading through the night. Nolfi’s attention to the small details, in my opinion as an avid reader, is what places her at the top of her profession. This book, this series should be a Hallmark Channel Movie Special. It is that good. I did receive this as an ARC, but the opinion I just wrote is entirely my own.
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  • Jodie
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been looking forward to the release of this book after reading the first two Sweet Lake books and LOVING them – this book was worth the wait! Each book focuses on one of the 3 best friends (Linnie, Cat, and Jada) who co-manage the Wayfair Inn. This book focuses on Jada – she is my personal favorite of the 3 women because she is a hardworking and devoted friend and daughter - in fact, I’m not sure Linnie and Cat realized how good of a friend she is as Jada was frequently picking up the slack I’ve been looking forward to the release of this book after reading the first two Sweet Lake books and LOVING them – this book was worth the wait! Each book focuses on one of the 3 best friends (Linnie, Cat, and Jada) who co-manage the Wayfair Inn. This book focuses on Jada – she is my personal favorite of the 3 women because she is a hardworking and devoted friend and daughter - in fact, I’m not sure Linnie and Cat realized how good of a friend she is as Jada was frequently picking up the slack while Linnie was distracted by her upcoming wedding and Cat, in her newly-wedded bliss, was distracted by her husband (frequently sneaking out to rendezvous with him). Although it is part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone - although I highly recommend reading the first two books so you can read the story of all 3 women as well as more about the history of the idyllic Wayfair Inn. As with the other books, there is a theme of love, friendship, and family – this book also includes some suspense and mystery. There were even some twists that took me completely by surprise! I did receive an ARC from the author via NetGalley, however, my opinions are my own.
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  • Amy Coats
    January 1, 1970
    The Season of Silver Linings is the third in a series of novels about the quiet town of Sweet Lake, Ohio. I suppose it's one that you can read as a stand-alone, but it goes much better as part of the series. Jada, who is one of a trio of best friends running the historic Wayfair Inn. There's much history to this Inn (you'll have to read the first two to catch up on that). But there's also a lot of history to Jada and a long-unrequited crush. A stranger comes to the Inn with Jada in her sights. B The Season of Silver Linings is the third in a series of novels about the quiet town of Sweet Lake, Ohio. I suppose it's one that you can read as a stand-alone, but it goes much better as part of the series. Jada, who is one of a trio of best friends running the historic Wayfair Inn. There's much history to this Inn (you'll have to read the first two to catch up on that). But there's also a lot of history to Jada and a long-unrequited crush. A stranger comes to the Inn with Jada in her sights. But she brings to the surface memories and situations that many in town must confront in order to heal and move forward. Oh yeah, did I mention that all of this is happening as she's helping plan her best friend's wedding? For Jada, the 'mom' of the three of them, she finally is forced to take some time to focus on herself. It was really great watching her navigate the way through all of these issues and situations. She handles it with the grace you'd expect, as well as the mistakes we'd all make. Buckle up and enjoy.
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  • Susan Peterson
    January 1, 1970
    Small town charm, a bit of a mystery, and colorful characters add up to a wonderful book, a perfect beach read! The Season of Silver Linings is the third book in the Sweet Lake series, which centers around the women who run the inn in this lakeside town. Reading this book is like coming home and becoming reacquainted with old friends! This book features Jada, the friend who seems to always be holding down the fort for her friends! It was great fun getting to read her story, as she opens up her h Small town charm, a bit of a mystery, and colorful characters add up to a wonderful book, a perfect beach read! The Season of Silver Linings is the third book in the Sweet Lake series, which centers around the women who run the inn in this lakeside town. Reading this book is like coming home and becoming reacquainted with old friends! This book features Jada, the friend who seems to always be holding down the fort for her friends! It was great fun getting to read her story, as she opens up her heart. This book is delightful and poignant, the perfect book to pack in your suitcase or beach bag! Although you could read this book as a stand-alone, I recommend reading the first two books in the series, Sweet Lake and The Comfort of Secrets first...it will make this book so much richer.
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  • Sofia
    January 1, 1970
    This book was given to me on NetGalley for an honest review.This is a book about closure and forgiveness and the value of family.It's set in a small town, with nosy old ladies and a bit of mysticism.Among the wedding fever, there's a lot of drama and a mysterious out of town visit.When I started reading I was really lost the characters aren't introduced and all I could think is WTF are sirens here? This is the third volume so I wasn't sure if I could read it has a standalone. Although confuse I This book was given to me on NetGalley for an honest review.This is a book about closure and forgiveness and the value of family.It's set in a small town, with nosy old ladies and a bit of mysticism.Among the wedding fever, there's a lot of drama and a mysterious out of town visit.When I started reading I was really lost the characters aren't introduced and all I could think is WTF are sirens here? This is the third volume so I wasn't sure if I could read it has a standalone. Although confuse I push myself to keep reading it.I was pleasantly surprised when I became hooked. It's beautifully written and it's an easy read. Usually, this kind of plot doesn't really appeal to me. But I enjoyed the eccentric characters and dynamic between the main couple.It has funny moments and sad moments, but it can be read as a light summer reading.
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  • Robin
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent, love this series, please say there will be a book 4! my only criticism is ended too soon. Great follow up of the characters from previous books in series. I highly recommend!
  • Linda Zagon
    January 1, 1970
    MY REVIEW OF “THE SEASON OF SILVER LININGS” BY CHRISTINE NOLFI, Lake Union Publishing, Publishing July 2018“The Season of Silver Linings” by Christine Nolfi is an entertaining, enjoyable, charming and delightful novel. This is the third book in the Sweet Lake Series and although I suggest you read the other novels , this can be a stand-alone. I love the way that Christine Nolfi writes about diversity and uses vivid descriptions of the landscape and colorful cast of characters. The Genres for thi MY REVIEW OF “THE SEASON OF SILVER LININGS” BY CHRISTINE NOLFI, Lake Union Publishing, Publishing July 2018“The Season of Silver Linings” by Christine Nolfi is an entertaining, enjoyable, charming and delightful novel. This is the third book in the Sweet Lake Series and although I suggest you read the other novels , this can be a stand-alone. I love the way that Christine Nolfi writes about diversity and uses vivid descriptions of the landscape and colorful cast of characters. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance and Suspense. The story mostly takes place in the Wayfair Inn in Sweet Lake. The timeline of the story is in the present and goes to the past only when it pertains to the events or characters in the story.Christine Nolfi describes her diverse and colorful cast of characters as mostly likable, quirky, and fun-loving. Some characters are more complex. I love the Sirens, a group of older women that have been in all three novels. In this novel, Jada is the only single one of the trio of co-owners of The Wayfair Inn. Cat is married, and Linny is a nervous bride to be.Jada is an amazing pastry chef, and has the added responsibility of running the Inn, with all the festivities going on. Several of the Sirens have had the same dream about Jada, and it looks like Jada will have to deal with the past, to enjoy her present life. Janie has also taken on the responsibility of helping Philip Kettering and his adorable, yet precocious 6-year-old daughter Fancy.One of the guests is showing an unusual interest in Jada, and seems to be looking for information. Can Jada move on from the past and find her own happiness?I appreciate the way the author mentions the importance of family, friends, kindness, communication, love and hope. I recommend this novel to readers that enjoy Women’s Fiction. I received an ARC from NetGalley to read and review.
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  • Ashley Farley
    January 1, 1970
    Nolfi has a unique way with words that I found both humorous and sincere. This third installment in the bestselling series offers a bit of romance and a hint of suspense. The women known to the Sweet Lake townsfolk as Sirens add elements of intrigue and eccentricity to this cast of charming characters. This is one you won’t want to put down.
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  • Susan (The Book Bag)
    January 1, 1970
    I truly love the women of Sweet Lake, even the quirky Sirens. The Season of Silver Linings is the third book in this fabulous series, with each book mainly focusing on one of the three main characters. Jada, Cat and Linnie are co-owners of the Wayfair Inn and as their lives are intertwined, they share their good times and are there for each other during the trying times. They are such good friends, friends who can say and do anything—nothing is off limits. This story had a bit of a different fee I truly love the women of Sweet Lake, even the quirky Sirens. The Season of Silver Linings is the third book in this fabulous series, with each book mainly focusing on one of the three main characters. Jada, Cat and Linnie are co-owners of the Wayfair Inn and as their lives are intertwined, they share their good times and are there for each other during the trying times. They are such good friends, friends who can say and do anything—nothing is off limits. This story had a bit of a different feel to me. I still loved it as much as the first two books but this one seemed more mysterious with the addition of a woman who arrives at the Inn, asking questions about the past. Memories and emotions get stirred up as the past is revealed and the truth comes out. I have loved my visits to Sweet Lake and I've loved watching the relationships between the characters grow. I feel like I know these people so well and I'm always sad when I turn the last page of the book because that means my visit with my friends is over. I hope I can return again soon.
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  • Carla Suto
    January 1, 1970
    THE SEASON OF SILVER LININGS by Christine Nolfi is the third book in her Sweet Lake series. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books, so I could not wait to get back to Sweet Lake and the Wayfair Inn for the next part of the story. Most of the characters are ones we grew to know and love from the first two books, but there are a few new characters in the third book. As with the previous books, the story centers on themes of love, family, friendship and loyalty. This time, the story focuses on Ja THE SEASON OF SILVER LININGS by Christine Nolfi is the third book in her Sweet Lake series. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books, so I could not wait to get back to Sweet Lake and the Wayfair Inn for the next part of the story. Most of the characters are ones we grew to know and love from the first two books, but there are a few new characters in the third book. As with the previous books, the story centers on themes of love, family, friendship and loyalty. This time, the story focuses on Jada, the long-time pastry chef and one of the managers at the Wayfair. The plot was expertly crafted with just the right mix of drama, romance and suspense. I never saw the dramatic twist at the end coming. THE SEASON OF SILVER LININGS was delight to read. For me, this is the best book yet and I highly recommend it. Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the early copy.
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  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    It's time for another trip to Sweet Lake and the Wayfair Inn - where love can be found with a little help from the Sirens.This installment focuses primarily on Jada and her relationship with Philip - it may start off as just friends but it isn't going to stay that way for long and it will not be an easy road as they both have baggage tied to his first wife, Bodi, but for different reasons. I felt for Jada in many respects. Her partners in the Inn have gotten married (or are getting married in Li It's time for another trip to Sweet Lake and the Wayfair Inn - where love can be found with a little help from the Sirens.This installment focuses primarily on Jada and her relationship with Philip - it may start off as just friends but it isn't going to stay that way for long and it will not be an easy road as they both have baggage tied to his first wife, Bodi, but for different reasons. I felt for Jada in many respects. Her partners in the Inn have gotten married (or are getting married in Linnie's case) and aren't focusing on their jobs but rather letting Jada shoulder the load. I don't want to say that Linnie and Cat are selfish, but in a way they are. But who could blame them as they are caught up in love and a new beginning in their lives.This book has a few surprises too, so don't think it is will be a light read. I was quite surprised at a few turns of events and amazed at how in tune the Sirens are in town are and how they seem to know the right thing to say, do, or give for each situation. But the Sirens do take care of their own and I really enjoyed that kinship between the women.Possibly a character that almost stole the show is Fancy. She is Philip's daughter and she is quite precocious. She may be about 6, but she knows what she wants and I'm actually surprised at how much she is spoiled and given whatever she wants even if it isn't the best for her. While this book is best read after the first two in the series, you could read this on its own and there are enough details to fill in most of the gaps. I say this too because it has been awhile since I read the first two books so I appreciated the extra background information to remind me of each character and their situation.I just wish the book had given us the recipe for the rosemary cookies mentioned. They sounded delicious.
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  • Jeanne Maliner
    January 1, 1970
    Christine Nolfi is a master storyteller. Great story-line. This third book in the Sweet Lake series is well-written, enjoyable, hard to put down, a romance, mysteries, and of course the Sirens. One has to love the Sirens. I want to be one. I suggest one begins reading this in the morning as you cannot put it down. The reader has suspicions on what is going to happen, but there is also surprises along the way. This might be the best in the series, but hopefully there will be more down the line. I Christine Nolfi is a master storyteller. Great story-line. This third book in the Sweet Lake series is well-written, enjoyable, hard to put down, a romance, mysteries, and of course the Sirens. One has to love the Sirens. I want to be one. I suggest one begins reading this in the morning as you cannot put it down. The reader has suspicions on what is going to happen, but there is also surprises along the way. This might be the best in the series, but hopefully there will be more down the line. I suggest one read all of Ms Nolfi's books. They are excellent reads.
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  • Sharlene
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this book very much and the author does a great job of catching you up if you have not read books 1 and 2. Reading this book did make we want to go back and read the previous books. Great character development. I give this book 4 out 5 and will definitely look for future books.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    This is my favorite of the Sweet Lake books. I loved the first two, but this one is special. Many answered questions. A romance and a bit of suspense. Throw in the Sirens and you have the intrigue and magic. This book will have you hooked from the start and you won’t want to put it down. It can be read as a stand along but should be read after the first two Sweet Lake books to understand each character. You will love the characters. All of them. They are so likable and realistic. A few things ar This is my favorite of the Sweet Lake books. I loved the first two, but this one is special. Many answered questions. A romance and a bit of suspense. Throw in the Sirens and you have the intrigue and magic. This book will have you hooked from the start and you won’t want to put it down. It can be read as a stand along but should be read after the first two Sweet Lake books to understand each character. You will love the characters. All of them. They are so likable and realistic. A few things are explained in this book that will have you turning the pages to find out what and how. Who is who and why are they there. It’s a great read. I wish there would be another book now. Jada and Philip.Thank you to #Netgalley, #Lake Union and to Christine Nolfi. It’s a definite 5 star book. I loved it.
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  • Cheryl Ann
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful Book! I Really enjoyed The Season of Silver Linings third book. While I have not read the first two books. About an Inn and family and friendships that are intertwined. Then the stranger comes to town... Some mystery is added. All the feelings and memories that are surfacing for Jeda. Secrets and love.
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  • Jennifer Ritter
    January 1, 1970
    The Season of Silver Linings is the third edition in Christine Nolfi’s Sweet Lake series. Once more, we are treated to the beautiful setting of the Wayfair Inn in Sweet Lake, a small fictional town in southern Ohio. The first book of the series focused on resort owner Linnie Wayfair, while the second one had Wayfair Inn marketing manager Cat Mendoza as the primary focus. This third in the series has co-manager Jada Brooks, organizing wiz and baker extraordinaire, as the focus.With the upcoming n The Season of Silver Linings is the third edition in Christine Nolfi’s Sweet Lake series. Once more, we are treated to the beautiful setting of the Wayfair Inn in Sweet Lake, a small fictional town in southern Ohio. The first book of the series focused on resort owner Linnie Wayfair, while the second one had Wayfair Inn marketing manager Cat Mendoza as the primary focus. This third in the series has co-manager Jada Brooks, organizing wiz and baker extraordinaire, as the focus.With the upcoming nuptials of Linnie and town lawyer Daniel Kettering, Jada has stepped in to take Daniel’s place in helping his younger brother, Phillip with his daughter Fancy. Although already stretched close to her limits, Jada has developed deep feelings for the motherless child. What she is hard pressed to admit, is that those feelings may just extend to her father.When a special guest arrives at the inn with many questions regarding the child’s mother, the plot unfolds at first as the reader may have thought, but then there are plot twists you never saw coming with an outcome no one could have predicted.Once again, Ms. Nolfi has written a lovely heartwarming story that will keep the reader torn between wanting to know what happens next to not wanting the delightful story to end. I have loved all I have read that Ms. Nolfi has written and this in no exception. I do recommend this book!
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  • Kathleen Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    The Season of Silver Linings The focus of this third book in the popular Sweet Lake Series is on Jada Brooks who is a pastry chef at the Wayfair Inn that she restored along with her friends Linnie and Cat. Linnie is getting married and Cat is a newlywed and they are both focused on other things. Jada is in a relationship of sorts with Philip Kettering. She is reluctant to take the relationship to the next level as Philip was kind of wild one in their school days. Philip has a young daughter that The Season of Silver Linings The focus of this third book in the popular Sweet Lake Series is on Jada Brooks who is a pastry chef at the Wayfair Inn that she restored along with her friends Linnie and Cat. Linnie is getting married and Cat is a newlywed and they are both focused on other things. Jada is in a relationship of sorts with Philip Kettering. She is reluctant to take the relationship to the next level as Philip was kind of wild one in their school days. Philip has a young daughter that Jada has really gotten attached to and vice versa. Phillip's deceased wife committed suicide and Jada was with her and she carries the guilt of not being able to save her. An elderly woman arrives at the Inn asking a lot of questions about Jada and this puts Jada on edge as she does not know what the woman is after and she would rather keep the past in the past. Questions on both sides culminated in answers that Jada never expected. I read the first in the series but not the second, which is ok because they are all stand-alone novels. I enjoyed both of the books I read, the characters are believable and the friendship of the three friends is a sweet thing to behold. A series that has the reader wanting to read more about each of the women portrayed. I think if you love a book that is a sweet charming read, then this series is for you for sure!
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  • Michele
    January 1, 1970
    See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comA warm and welcoming small town story with layer upon layer to uncover as the intriguing plot progressed, Christine Nolfi was at her best with The Season of Silver Linings.Women’s fiction with a strong element of romance and even some mystery added in for good measure, this newest novel by Christine Nolfi was a complete page-turner for me. I just couldn’t get enough of Jada and Philip’s chemistry, their devastating backstory, the inquisitive professor po See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comA warm and welcoming small town story with layer upon layer to uncover as the intriguing plot progressed, Christine Nolfi was at her best with The Season of Silver Linings.Women’s fiction with a strong element of romance and even some mystery added in for good measure, this newest novel by Christine Nolfi was a complete page-turner for me. I just couldn’t get enough of Jada and Philip’s chemistry, their devastating backstory, the inquisitive professor poking around in Jada’s life, or catching up with happy-in-love couples Cat & Ryan and Linnie & Daniel. But don’t worry about whether you can read this as a standalone or not. Each of the three books in this series can be read on their own with no problem. Read More
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    I have read many of this author's works and have never been disappointed. She writes with such humor and humanity that each of her books bring tears and laughter. This book did not disappoint me! "The Season of Silver Linings" is the third in a series. It can be read as a standalone, but you would be missing out on the back story and, while you would catch up eventually, you would miss a lot of the character development. The plot is well written and full of interesting people. I particularly lov I have read many of this author's works and have never been disappointed. She writes with such humor and humanity that each of her books bring tears and laughter. This book did not disappoint me! "The Season of Silver Linings" is the third in a series. It can be read as a standalone, but you would be missing out on the back story and, while you would catch up eventually, you would miss a lot of the character development. The plot is well written and full of interesting people. I particularly loved Millicent. She reminded me of many women I have known. Jada is also a primary character and she has grown and developed since we first met her. Needless to say, this book is a pleasure to read. I'm hoping for a book 4!Thank you to NetGalley, the author and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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  • Debra Oliva
    January 1, 1970
    The book is quite enjoyable as it portrays the life of the co-managers of the Wayfair Inn in Sweet Lake, Ohio. It is the third book in the Sweet Lake series but Christine Nolfi weaves in enough background information so a new reader can enjoy the book without reading books one and two; although you will probably immediately want to read them as soon as you finish this one.The book touches on mental illness, suicide, childhood friends, child abuse and single parenting. Jada is the pastry chef and The book is quite enjoyable as it portrays the life of the co-managers of the Wayfair Inn in Sweet Lake, Ohio. It is the third book in the Sweet Lake series but Christine Nolfi weaves in enough background information so a new reader can enjoy the book without reading books one and two; although you will probably immediately want to read them as soon as you finish this one.The book touches on mental illness, suicide, childhood friends, child abuse and single parenting. Jada is the pastry chef and co-manager of the Wayfair Inn and she is helping out her widowed friend Phillip Kettering with his daughter. Will romance blossom?Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read and review the ARC.
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  • MaryAnn
    January 1, 1970
    This book is the first I've read in this series, but I had no problem jumping in because the author does a good job of quickly covering what you need to know when it's necessary.I enjoyed the deep friendship between the 3 main characters and loved The Sirens because they meant well even if sometimes their efforts were annoying or over the top. You have to love a group of women that take others under their wings trying to help them.The relationships between everyone is what pulled me in and kept This book is the first I've read in this series, but I had no problem jumping in because the author does a good job of quickly covering what you need to know when it's necessary.I enjoyed the deep friendship between the 3 main characters and loved The Sirens because they meant well even if sometimes their efforts were annoying or over the top. You have to love a group of women that take others under their wings trying to help them.The relationships between everyone is what pulled me in and kept me reading. Christine Nolfi obviously loves writing about friendship, love and caring because she does so extremely well. I've read other books by this author and will go back and read books 1 and 2 in this series.Thank you Netgalley for providing an early copy at my request.
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  • Noreen
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed reading the 3rd book in the Sweet Lake Series. The book focuses on Jada, one of the co-owners and the pastry chef at the Wayfair Inn. The story keeps you engaged as there is some mystery or pieces missing that you want to know what happens. This could definitely be read as a stand alone book if you haven't read the first 2. I find it amusing that in this small town there is a group of women called the Sirens who take people under their wings as a responsibility. The book really I really enjoyed reading the 3rd book in the Sweet Lake Series. The book focuses on Jada, one of the co-owners and the pastry chef at the Wayfair Inn. The story keeps you engaged as there is some mystery or pieces missing that you want to know what happens. This could definitely be read as a stand alone book if you haven't read the first 2. I find it amusing that in this small town there is a group of women called the Sirens who take people under their wings as a responsibility. The book really focuses on deep friendships, love and taking chances. I received this book through NetGalley and the review is in my own words.
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  • Gail
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy from Net Galley.I just LOVE this series! Each book gets better and better. A heartwarming story that will melt your heart. Very well written with an awesome cast of characters that will draw you into the story. You got to love the Sirens! I think I finally figured out my favorite one is Penelope.A must read. I highly recommend this book and the others in the series!
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  • Ronda Blanke Geiger
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this continuation of the Sweet Lake Series. The mystery and romance blend together and make the characters come to life. Learning the truth about a long lost friend, finding your soul mate, and. cute little girl, make reading this story an adventure! Always enjoy Christine's story.
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  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! The Sweet Lake series just keeps getting better and better. What made The Season of Silver Linings so good was a stranger that came to the town and the air of mystery surrounding that stranger. Well done! I hope there are more books to come in this series.I received an advanced copy of this book and this is my honest review.
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  • Anna Russell
    January 1, 1970
    The Season of Silver Linings is the third in a series of novels about the quiet town of Sweet Lake, Ohio. I suppose it's one that you can read as a stand-alone, but it goes much better as part of the series. Jada, who is one of a trio of best friends running the historic Wayfair Inn.Come read her story
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  • Jan Crossen
    January 1, 1970
    I read an ARC of this book and thought it was Christine Nolfi's best work yet. It is a story with drama, romance, humor, and mystery. The characters are charming and delightful and the plot twist unexpected. Well done, Ms Nolfi, BRAVO!
  • Christie Sitterly
    January 1, 1970
    The momentum continues in the third installation of the Sweet Lake series! Each of Nolfi's characters is so heartfelt, and each of their stories is compelling. The scenes that she sets are alive and immerse the reader into the story. Main character, Jada, is the epitome of a best friend, so much so that she has almost lost herself. She strives to overcome loyalties from the past in order to pursue her own love story. Fans of Tess Thompson's Cliffside Bay series are sure to enjoy this novel!
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