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The Season of Silver Linings (Sweet Lake #3)

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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 ha
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Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
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Amy
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.

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Melodie
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Becca Frank
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Family, friends, everyone.
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 ...more
Jodie
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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 ...more
Amy Coats
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Susan Peterson
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Sofia
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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Robin
May 20, 2018 added it
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
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Ashley Farley
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Susan (The Book Bag)
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
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Carla Suto
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
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
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Jeanne Maliner
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All
Recommended to Jeanne by: Christine Nolfi
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 ...more
Sharlene
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Linda
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Cheryl Ann
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jennifer Ritter
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Kathleen Kelly
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Elizabeth
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
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Debra Oliva
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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MaryAnn
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Noreen
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Gail
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Ronda Blanke Geiger
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Barbara
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Anna Russell
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan Crossen
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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!
Linda Hewitt
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time! The third book about the Sweet Lake community and it's lovable characters! Each character has their own unique personality. I laughed and cried and chuckled out loud, and I did not want this book to end. I'd been waiting for Jada's story and loved every minute of it. Such an enjoyable read! When I thought I knew what was about to happen, it would fool me again! I sure hope there are going to be more Sweet Lake books! There are several sir ...more
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