Books by Susan Wiggs

THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2019

"A lovely read—entertaining, poignant, and meaningful."
After facing tragedy and betrayal in New York, an aspiring fashion designer escapes to her idyllic Pacific coast hometown to raise her best friend's two young children and finds inspiration, redemption, and love in the unexpected journey. Read full book review >
FAMILY TREE by Susan Wiggs
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A compelling exploration of self, family, love, and the power of new beginnings."
After a year in a coma, Annie Rush wakes up to a world without her husband, the TV she developed, and a wealth of memories that put her life into context, but as her body and mind heal, she puts her faith in second chances. Read full book review >
THE BEEKEEPER'S BALL by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"A satisfying, engaging read though lacking Wiggs' typical effortlessness and buoyancy."
When writer Cormac "Mac" O'Neill comes to Bella Vista, Isabel Johansen struggles with her distracting attraction to him while she's planning her sister's wedding and preparing to open a destination cooking school.

After nearly losing Bella Vista, the family's idyllic hacienda-style home, and discovering a pile of family secrets—including Tess, a half sister she never knew about who wound up saving the estate—Isabel finally has the resources and support to pursue her dream of opening a cooking school. Completely updating her home to house the school and an elegant events venue, she and Tess have decided to launch the space with Tess' wedding. It's a busy summer, made even more complicated by the arrival of Mac, a nomadic writer hired to write their grandfather Magnus' tragic and triumphant story, which includes his work in the Danish resistance during World War II. Mix in a young, pregnant beekeeper and an arrogant celebrity chef with whom Isabel shares a dark past, and the book has many satisfying elements, as well as the enchanting setting of Bella Vista, which "lived and breathed with the essence of life." This novel is best-selling author Wiggs' follows-up to The Apple Orchard (2013), which told Tess' story, and though it's compelling, it never achieves the same level of pitch-perfect authenticity. Isabel remains a domestic goddess, but her reasons for not letting Mac in for most of the book become less understandable the longer she fervently hangs on to them, and her abrupt about-faces in the book's last scenes on so many aspects of her life make us wonder why they weren't so obvious much sooner. Read full book review >
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A romantic, heartwarming Christmas charmer, especially for Wiggs and Willow Lake fans."
A single father hosts family and friends at his home and hopes that the magical season will end with a new love. Read full book review >
THE APPLE ORCHARD by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"With vignettes from Nazi-occupied Denmark and a spotlight on the noble actions of an engaged Danish citizenry that reportedly managed to save 99 percent of its Jewish population, Wiggs tells a layered, powerful story of love, loss, hope and redemption."
Antiques treasure hunter Tess Delaney lives a high-octane existence and is on the cusp of the success she's fought for, so now may not be the best time to question everything; but as events pile up and secrets are uncovered, forcing her to re-evaluate, she may find that a perfect life she never dreamed of is within her reach. Read full book review >
RETURN TO WILLOW LAKE by Susan Wiggs
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"With characters you care for, a smooth, engaging plot and an interesting reflection on values and success, romance/women's fiction favorite Wiggs sends up another charming winner in the Lakeshore Chronicles series."
Sonnet Romano has spent her adult years working hard to make a name for herself out in the real world, far away from her idyllic hometown, Willow Lake. But when life takes some unexpected turns, she may just realize that everything she's been looking for is right back where she started. Read full book review >
HOME BEFORE DARK by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Well-written women's weepie from the author of many, now with her first hardcover."
Blindness, babies, bathos. Read full book review >